MADD Canada's Signature 5KM Walk / Run
MADD Canada’s National Strides for Change (originally slated to be part of the Mississauga Marathon in 2020) has been cancelled due to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still make Strides for Change on our own!
We are excited to announce a virtual Strides for Change run/walk which will held throughout the month of September!
You choose the day in September that best fits your schedule, choose your location and distance, and download the pledge form. Then encourage family, friends and coworkers to support your walk/run! Pledges can be made online here.
Impaired driving kills hundreds of people and injures tens of thousands each year. Our National Strides for Change is held annually to help raise awareness and funds to prevent impaired driving and to support victims and survivors.
Your efforts, and the support from those pledging you, will help us continue our awareness, education and public policy efforts to stop impaired driving, and our victim services programs in support of those individuals and families who have been so tragically impacted by this terrible crime.
Local Chapters hold this event from spring to late fall. See the calendar for a list of local event dates and locations.
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.
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!
Don’t live near a Strides for Change site? Be a virtual walker! Even if you can’t be at one of our walk sites, you can still be a virtual walker from anywhere, 24 hours a day.
If you know someone who is participating in a Strides for Change walk, you can support them by making a donation in their name. Or, you can simply make a charitable donation to help support Strides for Change.
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.