Charity

Under Armour Eastside 10k is proud to be working with key charity partners that are working hard every day, supporting our community.

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How you can help:

Fundraising / pledging our 3 Eastside Charities:

  1. Make a Top-up Donation. You can donate directly to our partner charities during registration.
  2. Start online fundraising with your registration for the event. Personalize your Pledge Page, select your preferred charity, and send it around to family and friends! Simply Sign in to your account, once registered, select Menu, edit your page, then share it via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Click here for assistance in setting up your page.
  3. Pledge a Participant or Team

Fundraise your way to Amazing Prizes!

Top 5 fundraisers will receive “Head to Toe” Under Armour running gear and an entry to the 2019 Under Armour Eastside 10k. Please note — fundraising totals will be calculated on Race Day, Saturday, September 15 at 6 a.m. based on online fundraising pages.

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Food and goods donation at packet pickup and at the event.

Our charity partners help with urgent and daily need in our community, assisting people in many ways. At the event packet pickup and on the day of the event, we will be collecting food and goods. New items only and please restrict donations to items from the following lists. Items not on these lists will not be accepted.

Food Donations

  • Canned Fish
  • Canned beans (black, chickpea, kidney)
  • Whole grains and whole-wheat pasta
  • Canned vegetables and fruit

Goods Donations

  • Toothbrushes, Toothpaste
  • Travel sized Shampoo / Conditioner, soap
  • Menstrual pads, incontinence supplies
  • Socks and underwear (new items only)

About our  2018 Charity Partners

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

The mission of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for women from all walks of life, who live and/or work in the Downtown Eastside. DEWC operates a low-barrier drop-in centre and emergency night shelter, offering safe, women-only space, meals and basic essentials, as well as a continuum of care that nurtures and empowers members towards long-term change. DEWC sees over 500 women every single day, providing refuge from conditions of poverty and violence, hot, nutritious meals, toiletries and clothing, phone and computer access, as well as specialized support including advocacy, victim services, HIV case management, and housing assistance. In a severely marginalized community, DEWC provides a place where women can come as they are, find resources, support, and sisterhood, and build personal capacity so as to bridge the gap fromsurvival to self-sufficiency.

Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Greater Vancouver Foodbank

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is a non-profit organization with a mission to create empowering environments that provide and promote access to healthy food, education and training. The GVFB provides assistance to over 27,000 people weekly through 13 food locations and more than 80 community agencies located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. The GVFB is committed to its vision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food for all and through community collaboration, is pro-actively working to help reduce food insecurity.

For every dollar donated allows the GVFB to purchase $3 of nutritious food.

PHS Community Services Society

PHS Community Services Society (PHS) is an innovative and well-established non-profit organization located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) community. The organization has extensive property management experience in complex mixed-use projects and primary health care initiatives. PHS improves the lives of thousands of vulnerable individuals each year through housing programs, health care and support services. Clients served represent the most marginalized populations residing in Vancouver’s DTES and face multiple barriers due to their mental health and substance use. Through many successful partnerships, PHS contributes to developing and maintaining best practices in health care and harm reduction.

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Details coming soon.

Our Running Community

Canada Running Series and the Vancouver Eastside 10k are part of a great running community. Check out our Canada Running Series blog and the links shared below to learn more about how you can be a part of the story.

More information will be coming soon on:

  • Volunteering
  • Becoming a contributing Story Teller or Writer
  • Affiliated running series and certifications
  • Local Clubs and Running Crews
  • Local Retailer / Training network
  • Local healthy lifestyle providers