Indigenous RunWalk Program

The Indigenous RunWalk Program (IRW) 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 IRW program has successfully been delivered since 2007 with over 800 leaders trained, reaching over 15,000 participants across the province.

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 IRW leaders (those who completed a two-day training session) apply for a 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.

2020 Healthy Living Leader Training LIVE Online!

Region Dates Registration Link
Northwest / Northeast September 22 – 23rd REGISTER
Interior October 6 – 7th REGISTER
Vancouver Island October 21 – 22nd REGISTER
Fraser / Vancouver Coastal November 3 – 4th REGISTER

If you’re brand new to leader training, welcome to our healthy living family! For new leaders, the first day of training is mandatory, offering sessions in program development, the holistic wellness model and active breaks. The second day is optional, but you won’t want to miss it! We’ll be offering sessions in mental wellness, nutrition and a leader panel on delivering programs throughout COVID-19.

For return leaders, please join us for the second day of training to receive brand new content for your healthy living program and to reconnect with your healthy living family.

Registration closes on September 11th, 2020.
Registration is limited and we encourage you to register early!