Aboriginal Run Walk Program


AHLA-Walk-Run-PageThe Aboriginal RunWalk Program (ARW) is designed to help participants gradually build fitness levels and increase their stamina in preparation for a 10K running or walking event. The ARW program has successfully been delivered since 2007 with over 600 leaders trained, 9,000 participants and over 400 communities involved province wide.

SportMedBC, in partnership with ISPARC host annual Regional Leader Training Sessions to provide training and resources to ARW leaders in areas such the basics of program planning and delivery CPR First Aid certification, Sports Injury, Nutrition and more.

All participants will receive:

  • RunWalk training program brochure and training logbook
  • Access to HealthBeat  – a pre/post health screening program – which will be offered in selected communities
  • Weekly training tips emailed directly to your inbox
  • Access to online educational sessions
  • Grants and Financial Support

The ARW training period supports participation in and planning towards a 10K event and is to be held every year on or before National Aboriginal Day.

Trained ARW leaders (those who completed a two-day training session) apply for an AHLA grant to assist with developing and hosting their community RunWalk program, which can include the cost of organizing a National Aboriginal Day 10K event.

Region Location Hotel 2018 Dates Registration Link
Northwest Terrace Best Western Inn Sep. 27-28 REGISTRATION OPENS AUG 2018
Northeast Prince George Coast Inn of the North Oct. 4-5 REGISTRATION OPENS AUG 2018
Interior Kamloops Sandman Signature Oct. 11-12 REGISTRATION OPENS AUG 2018
Van. Island Nanaimo Coast Bastion Oct. 25-26 REGISTRATION OPENS AUG 2018
Van. Coastal/Fraser Abbotsford Quality Inn Nov. 1-2 REGISTRATION OPENS AUG 2018

For more information on the ARW program, please visit the SportMedBC website