About Albertans Helping Albertans Virtual 5K 2021

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The Albertans Helping Albertans Virtual 5K is a virtual, province-wide fundraiser that raises funds for the 17 Alberta Health Services cancer centres.

You can participate by joining a team or as an individual and committing to run or walk 5k! You will also choose which cancer centre you would like raise funds for- from Fort McMurray, to Red Deer to Lethbridge.

The Albertans Helping Albertans Virtual 5K is a fun and safe way to practice social distancing while supporting fellow Albertans facing cancer. Whether you are an avid runner whose previous events with the Foundation have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, a beginner debuting your running career, or an Albertan wanting to walk to make a positive difference in your community, this event is suitable for all ages. You can participate by running on a treadmill or on your favourite path while practicing social distancing!

This virtual event can take place anytime between May 1 - May 31, 2021.

Registration Details:

  • Registration is $20 per person. Registration for participants under 18 is FREE.
  • The first 300 people who register and complete their run or walk will receive a medal.
  • The first 300 people to raise $500 by April 30 will receive a Race T-shirt.
  • Register prior to April 30 to be entered in a draw to win a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate.

There will also be fun prizing such as fastest times, youngest runner and oldest runner. Keep an eye out for social media contests too!

Submitting times:

Times can be submitted via a photo between May 1- 31. The photos can be a picture of your smart watch (use any app which records distance and time) or a photo of your treadmill at home. Times can be submitted to michelle.pitt@albertacancer.ca.

The fundraising can start immediately and the run or walk can take place anytime between May 1 – May 31, 2020.

  1. Register
  2. Come up with a creative name and set a goal for yourself and/or your team.
  3. Consider making a self-donation and ask your network to match it. Check with your company to find out about a possible matching program that could double your impact!
  4. Get moving and track your progress! 

For more information or to provide a prize donation, contact Michelle Pitt at michelle.pitt@albertacancer.ca.

Together we will make a difference for Albertans facing cancer.


Starts at:  April 7, 2021 7:00 PM
Ends at:  April 7, 2021 7:00 PM




Michelle Pitt

Your Dollars at Work

This year, more than 20,000 Albertans are expected to be diagnosed with cancer.

No matter where an Albertan hears the words, “you have cancer” Alberta Cancer Foundation donors help to ensure they are provided with the best treatment and care available. By supporting all 17 cancer centres throughout the province, the Alberta Cancer Foundation is privileged to enhance patient care and improve comfort measures at every centre. 

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Thank You to our 2020 Sponsors