#MADD’s #StridesForChangeRace Registration Now Open!


Once again, Coach Jeff is a co-race director for the 2014 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Strides For Change 5 km run/1 km memorial walk.

Last year’s event sold out – this year’s limit is 400. I recommend registering early to avoid disappointment. According to participants at last year’s event, it was the best they’d done in terms of food, gift bags, location, organization and the power of the cause.

We have more sponsors and even better organization this year with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers in all age groups along with more food at the finish, new medals and event T-shirts and draw prizes. Registration stays the same at $30.00 + HST up to June 1 and $40.00 + HST after June 1 to race day morning.

This is a great cause with funds raised going to support awareness programmes in our schools, support programmes for victims and their families and education programmes for the general public around the devastating effects of drunk driving ‘accidents’.

The 2014 Strides for Change will take place on Sunday, June 8th at JC Saddington Park, 53 Lake Street in Mississauga (Port Credit).  We hope that you will be able to come out and join us again for another great event!

Registration is limited to 400 runners and walkers and will close when we reach our maximum or June 1st whichever comes first.  So be sure to register early to avoid disappointment.


Click to register at the Running Room here.

Based on our experiences during our first annual event in 2013 and our participants’ comments, we have made some exciting changes for 2014.

Easier Team Creation:

1)      Register for the 5K Run, 5K Walk or 1K Walk at the Running Room.

2)      Once you have registered, MADD Canada will send you an email with a link to our brand new program where you can create or join your team.  Here you will be able to see and contact all your team members, keep track of donations, post messages on your team’s message board and ask your family and friends to support you and your team at the event.

Friends Asking Friends Fundraising:

1)      Register for the 5K Run, 5K Walk or 1K Walk at the Running Room.

2)      Once you register, MADD Canada will send you an email with a link to our brand new program where you can set up your own website, email your friends and family, ask them to join you at the walk or to sponsor you.  It’s so easy and so much fun and it will make a huge difference to further the mission of MADD Canada.  You’ll enjoy watching your thermometer rise toward your goal and your sponsors will receive instant electronic e-receipts for their donations.  For those that like the hard-copy method of collecting pledges, there’s even a pledge form you can download.  We’ve added more prizes for our top fundraisers too!

MADD Canada’s Strides for Change is a FUN event to raise awareness and funds for the cause. There are no bibs or times, just lots of friendship, family, fresh air, food and FUN!  There will, of course, be something for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the events (men’s and women’s), tons of door prizes, special prizes for our three top fundraisers and a gift for everyone who registers.

Coach Jeff


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