The Challenge for Life 20k walk is back for its 11th year!

Enjoy a 20 kilometre walk beginning at Assiniboine Park and travelling through some of Winnipeg's most beautiful and historic neighbourhoods. Participate as an individual or team member and raise awareness and funds to support CancerCare Manitoba's work on behalf of Manitobans and their families living with ALL cancers. And at the same time reduce your personal risk of cancer by being active.

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WALK IT Route Map

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2018 CFL route map

WALK IT Training Opportunities

Join us Saturdays at 8 a.m. (until the Challenge!) to prepare for your 20 kilometre walk on June 9.

April 28
In front of Richardson Building at statue by Portage & Main (6km)

WALK: We will walk East on Portage Avenue to the bridge. Head North on Waterfront Drive for a bit then turn around and back down Waterfront Drive crossing the Provencher bridge and walk down Tache to St. Boniface Hospital, crossing the Norwood bridge on Main back through the Forks to Portage Avenue East, and back to the Richardson building.

May 5
St James Civic Center parking lot (2055 Ness Ave)( 7.5km)

WALK: We will head West on Ness to Air Force Boulevard, North to Silver Street where a trail begins. West on the trail until Sturgeon and Murray Park Road. Turn around and return.

May 12
Earls Polo Park Parking Lot (1455 Portage Ave) (8km)

WALK: From the parking lot, we will cross Portage Ave to Richmond St, south to Wolseley Ave, until trail starts, continue east on the trail until Omands Park and walk up to Wolseley again. Continue on Wolseley to Misericordia and cross Maryland bridge to Wellington Crescent. West on Wellington to just before St. James bridge and cross on the train/walkway back to the trail, back to Wolseley, north across Portage Ave to Earls.

May 19
Henteleff Park - main parking lot off St Mary’s Rd south of Bishop Grandin Blvd (9km)

WALK: We will take the trail through the park and down the river bank, cross St. Mary’s Road, crossing North to Burland Avenue to the park, East on Burland to park/school, on trail surrounding lake to Paddington Road. Head South to Southbottom Dr, North on Kellendonk Road to Aldgate Road East back to Paddington Raod. We will take the same route back to the starting point.

May 26
Waverley West - meet in Sobeys parking lot under the Sobeys sign at Kenaston and McGillvary (10km)

WALK: Walking south on Kenaston Boulevard to the Bishop Grandin overpass. East on the trail next to Bishop Grandin to Pembina Highway, turn around and return.

June 2
Assiniboine Forest at Chalfont parking lot (Grant Ave & Chalfont St) (12.3km)

WALK: Entering the forest going South on the trail, keeping right going South on trail to Harte Trail. East on Harte Trail to Shaftsbury, North on the trail back into the forest exit forest on Grant Avenue. East on Grant to Shaftsbury, North on Shaftsbury on the sidewalk to park entrance, enter park, left on road going West in the park, exit park at crosswalk crossing Corydon. Turn to path dividing forest from golf course, South on path to Grant Avenue and West on Grant Avenue back to starting point.

WALK IT Questions

Anyone can take the Challenge - men, women, boys and girls of all ages. Unless they are part of the KIDS COUNT team, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is a registered participant in the Challenge.

Teams can be made up of friends and family or you can join a corporate/business team. If you would like more information about our team program, please call 204-927-LIFE (5433).

If you are unable to continue walking while on the route or can’t finish the workout, one of our event vehicles will transport you to the next checkstop or take you where you can rest and receive medical attention if required. Your safety is always our first concern.

If you are unable to participate, your registration is non-refundable. Donations cannot be refunded, as they have already been credited for a tax-receipt.

Remember that your fundraising efforts will benefit all Manitobans. We hope your donors will appreciate supporting the Challenge for Life regardless of your participation.

Each participant commits to:

1. Raising $500 for CancerCare Manitoba.

We are raising serious dollars for a serious cause. The Challenge Team is here to help with goal setting, fundraising and training tips to help you succeed.

2. Reduce Your Risk!

Participants pledge to reduce their risk by eating healthy, getting regular exercise, quitting smoking, going for regular check-ups, and practicing safe sun.

Register online or call 204-927-LIFE (5433). The registration fee is $25. During the registration process, you can choose to join as an individual, create a team, or join an existing team.

If you have any further questions, please visit our FAQ section or call the Challenge Office 204-927-5433.