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

The original date in May 2020 for this event had to be changed due to Covid-19. We thank you so much for your patience during this very difficult period while we navigated our way through these unprecedented waters. We hope everyone is healthy and safe and doing their best to stay active.

We do bring you some great news. We’re excited to announce that a new date has been secured for MADD Canada’s National 2020 Strides for Change, as part of the Mississauga Marathon! The event will now take place September 18-20, 2020, with the 5K run/walk taking place on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

All runners who have already registered will be automatically deferred to these new dates.

You can register as part of the Mississauga Marathon September 18-20, 2020, and continue to support us at any of the events available, including a 5K run/walk.  Register as part of the MADD Canada Strides for Change Team at the following link:

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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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18/09/2020 - 20/09/2020
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
National MADD Canada Strides for Change at the Mississauga Marathon
Celebration Square, Mississauga

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

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


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