Transforming lives is as easy as lacing up your shoes.

The Run or Walk for Southlake is truly a fixture in our community, engaging community members, patients, staff and volunteers all come together to raise funds for the most urgent needs of our hospital.

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The Run or Walk for Southlake is the evolution of the Bob Hartwell Challenge that began in 2002 to pay tribute to local businessman, civic leader and avid runner, Bob Hartwell. Through his incredible contribution to the community, Bob touched many lives in his 54 years. The Run or Walk for Southlake honours his legacy by raising much-needed funds for our local hospital, so that we can all continue to have access to the quality healthcare that we deserve, close to home.

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TBD 2017


We really can't thank you enough for your support and participation in this year's Run or Walk for Southlake, presented by Nature's Emporium. You brought smiles and tons of spirit and didn't let a little rain keep you from showing your support for our hospital. And boy did you fundraise! Every dollar you raised or donated yourself is helping transform the lives of thousands of patients, right here in our community. Don't forget that even though you already did the running and walking, pledging remains open until May 15th!

Fundraising Incentive Prizes | KidZone | Team Challenge | Team Captain Kit

10K Route | 5K Route | 2.5K Route | Live Entertainment | 2016 Organizing Committee

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2015 Spotlight: Team Pete

Team Pete was a force to be reckoned with at the 2015 Run or Walk for Southlake, presented by Nature’s Emporium. At 100+ members strong, they raised more than $18,000 in support of Southlake. Team Captain, Amanda, rallied the group together in support of their friend Pete, who was undergoing cancer treatment at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre. Having access to world class heath care, close to home makes all the difference to people like Amanda and Pete.

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Title Sponsor Spotlight:

Southlake Foundation is pleased to welcome back Nature’s Emporium as title sponsor for the fourth year in a row!

Their leadership and vision in joining us for the Run or Walk for Southlake, presented by Nature’s Emporium is truly appreciated. Together we are transforming lives in our community.