Strides For Change

MADD Canada's Signature 5KM Walk / Run


Strides for Change is MADD Canada’s annual walk/run.

The annual 5 km walk/run supports Chapters and Community Leaders in their efforts to educate the public about the dangers of impaired driving and to help victims in their communities. The campaign is also an opportunity to keep safe and sober driving top of mind during the spring and summer months when the rate of impaired-related crashes are traditionally higher. Events are held in communities across Canada over the late spring and early summer. Please refer to the calendar section to find an event in your area.

MADD Canada National Strides for Change is now part of the 2020 Mississauga Marathon

All event organizers in Canada and around the world have been monitoring the news and government updates regarding COVID-19.  Unfortunately at this time, the 2020 Mississauga Marathon, which was scheduled for May 1-3, 2020 has been postponed.

This is in the best interest of everyone as we want to do whatever we can to limit and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Organizers of the Mississauga Marathon are working closely with the City of Mississauga to confirm a rescheduled 2020 date and an announcement in this regard will be made shortly. All registered participants will automatically be deferred to the new date once confirmation has been received from the City of Mississauga.

We will update this page with registration information as soon as it becomes available.

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Local Chapters hold this event from spring to late fall. See the calendar for a list of local event dates and locations.

Don’t live near a Strides for Change site? Be a Personal Walker!

Even if you can’t be at one of our walk sites, you can still be a personal walker from anywhere, 24 hours a day. Or you can simply make a charitable donation to help support Strides for Change.

Did you know that impaired driving is Canada’s leading cause of criminal death?

It doesn’t have to be that way. Since MADD Canada began its work in 1982, more than 34,000 lives have been saved due to reductions in alcohol-related fatal crashes. All it takes is your support! We have a long way to go however as an average of 4 Canadians are killed and 175 Canadians are injured EACH and EVERY day as a result of crashes where alcohol and/or drugs were present. We can make our communities safer!

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Day of Event

Set Up Volunteers – individuals to set up tents, tables, signs, banners, water stations etc.

Clean Up Volunteers– individuals to tear down the event site at the completion of the event.

Greeters– Energetic individuals to welcome participants and volunteers to the event. Direct to registration and answer questions.

Course Marshals – Individuals to place safety cones, kilometre marker sponsors and additional signage along the route. Set up water station and turn around point. Individuals will be placed strategically along the route to help direct participants during the race.

Food and Beverage – Individuals to help set up food and beverage stations, serve and replenish food items throughout the event.

Finish Line- Enthusiastic individuals to assist at the finish line handing out medals and water to participants.

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01/05/2020 - 03/05/2020
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
National MADD Canada Strides for Change at the Mississauga Marathon
Celebration Square, Mississauga

11:00 am - 1:30 pm
MADD Hamilton Strides for Change
Bayfront Park, Hamilton

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
NS Strides For Change Walk
Dickey Park, Amherst

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
MADD London Strides for Change
Springbank Gardens, London

10:30 am - 1:00 pm
MADD Simcoe County Strides for Change
St Vincent Park, Barrie


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