Community Walk-a-thons


The sixth annual BRIGHT Run/Walk is Saturday, Sept. 7. Choose from the one and five kilometer routes along the rail trail at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governor's Road. Registration starts at 9 a.m., opening ceremonies at 10, and the walk begins at 10:30. Over the past five years, the BRIGHT Run/Walk has raised more than $1.5 million for breast cancer research at Hamilton's Juravinski Cancer Centre. Register here.


Hamilton Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is Sunday, Sept. 8 at Valley Park, 970 Paramount Dr., Stoney Creek. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 11. This is a fundraising event for ovarian cancer research, awareness and support programs. Register today.


Burlington's Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope is also Sept. 8. This rain or shine event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nelson Park, 4235 New St., Burlington. For more information, email

The Hamilton-Guelph Polycystic Kidney Disease annual walk for PKD is Sept. 8 at Riverside Park in Guelph. The five kilometre walk starts at 1 p.m., registration begins at noon. Following the walk, celebrate at the complimentary barbecue.

Sept. 21

The 3rd annual Strides for the General in support of the Hamilton General Hospital is Saturday, Sept. 21 at Bayfront Park from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fundraiser features five, 10 and 20 kilometre timed runs, a five km walk, lunch and live entertainment. Register online at

Sept. 22

You and your four-legged canine friend can support the fight against cancer at Hamilton's first Bark for Life event on Sunday, Sept. 22. For many cancer survivors, their canine companions provide unconditional love, compassion and security during their journey. Celebrate with them at T.B. McQuesten Park with the walk, food, entertainment and more. Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m., and the event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register at

Sept. 29

The Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton is having a Buddy Walk on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at Bayfront Park to increase the level of awareness, understanding and acceptance for Down syndrome.


The Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton is hosting its first Buddy Walk on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does or just want to show your support, join the walk and buddy up with a participant. The event is free and participants are asked to raise or donate a minimum of $10 per walker. Register now at

This article was taken from the Hamilton Spectator web site. But if you are having a event of any kind that you would like to be listed on our site, email us with the details of your event!