From custom kits to a man in a blue suit -- the Hope Run is back and ready to grant wishes

The third annual Hope Run is back in town August 25th and the committee is on a mission to grant as many wishes as possible. In just two years, the Hope Run has raised over $110,000, granting the wishes of 11 children in the Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta program. From swimming with turtles in Hawaii, to being a princess at Disneyland, the Hope Run wants to turn the dreams of children facing life-threatening illnesses into a reality.

And how do they do this? Well they take a bit of a different approach.

First of all, there is a man in a blue morph suit that goes by the name of Hope Man. If you see him around at local Edmonton events, don’t be scared - say hello. He’s a great guy!

Secondly, they kit out their runners with custom Hope Run race packages. High quality running shirts, sleek socks and a custom bag to carry them all in. Trust us, the Hope Run participants are the best looking runners in Edmonton.

And this year they are even stepping it up a notch by pushing their runners to be their very best -- by giving away custom Hope Run Nike runners to the winners of both the 5km and 10km race.

So, how can you help the Hope Run grant wishes? Well, 100% of participant fees go directly to the wishes of children, so here’s what you need to know:

Date: August, 25th 2018
Location: Rundle Park
Timing: 10km @ 9:30am, 5km @ 10:00am

Visit to register and/or donate.


The Hope Run is a local charity run created by a group of young Edmontonians wanting to give back to the great community of Northern Alberta. 100% of the proceeds from the Hope Run go directly to Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta to grant the wishes of children facing life-threatening illnesses. It costs Make-A-Wish approximately $10,000 to grant a wish and the goal of the Hope Run is to grant as many wishes as possible.



T: 780-318-0305

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