Aboriginal RunWalk 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 5 or 10K running or walking event. The ARW program has successfully been delivered since 2007 with over 800 leaders trained, reaching over 15,000 participants across the province.

ARW leaders are trained through the Healthy Living Leader Training Sessions, delivered in partnership with SportMedBC. ARW leaders receive training and resources in 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

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 Indigenous Peoples Day 10K event.

Region Location Hotel Dates Registration Link
Northwest Tsimshian – Terrace Best Western Inn Sep. 19 – 20th Registration Opens August
Northeast Lhedli T'enneh – Prince George Coast Inn of the North Sep. 24 – 25th Registration Opens August 
Interior Tk'emlups – Kamloops Sandman Signature Oct. 10 – 11th Registration Opens August 
Van. Coastal/Fraser Sumas – Abbotsford Quality Inn Oct. 17 – 18th Registration Opens August 
Van. Island Snuneymuxw – Nanaimo Coast Bastion Oct. 29 – 30th Registration Opens August 

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