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

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The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) is one of the busiest women’s centres in the country, operating a non-profit Drop-In Centre and Emergency Night Shelter in one of the poorest communities in Canada. DEWC is unique in that it is one of the only safe spaces within the Downtown Eastside specifically and exclusively for all women and their children, and has been a permanent and pertinent part of the community since 1978.

DEWC provides free basic necessities including nutritious hot meals, laundry, secure bathrooms, showers, and clothing. Our kitchen program serves up to 500 meals daily, totaling up to 182,500 meals annually. We deliver an array of specialized services at DEWC including Advocacy, Housing Outreach, Victim Services, HIV Case Management, Chinese Senior Outreach and Cultural Programming. DEWC is experiencing unprecedented challenges with the increasing growth in homelessness. The demand and cost to deliver theses services is growing exponentially and we rely heavily on community support in order to meet the current capacity

Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Greater Vancouver FoodbankThe 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 26,500 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 end hunger.

PHS Community Services Society

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