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When: Saturday, May the 4th, 2019 at 6:00 a.m.

Location: Meet in the lobby of the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Map:  Click here for run route. Click here for walk route.

Details: 5 km run or 3 km walk

Fee: $35

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The Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS) is excited to announce the 5th Annual CGS Fun Run/Walk: The Course Awakens in support of the Canadian Geriatrics Society Scholarship Foundation, held this year in Halifax during the 39th CGS Annual Scientific Meeting. In the spirit of Dr. Frank Molnar, the outgoing President of the CGS, may the force run with you!

Challenge your colleagues to join you on this 5 km run or 3 km walk through beautiful downtown Halifax! You can join one of this year's teams (The Sky Walkers, The Empire or The Rebellion), create your own team, or participate as an individual.


The entry fee per runner is $35. Once you register for the conference and select the Fun Run/Walk add-on, you can start fundraising! Don't forget to utilize social media outlets to encourage friends and family to support you by donating in your name.

Prizes! The most successful fundraiser will be awarded with a complimentary two-night stay at the Westin Calgary, which can be used during the 2020 CGS Annual Scientific Meeting in Calgary!

If you are not interested in participating in the event, you can still donate directly to the CGS Fun Run/Walk event by clicking here.


The CGS is committed to improving the care of older adults and has decided, through its Foundation, to promote interest amongst Medical Students in the practice of Geriatrics. Your donation will help the CGS Scholarship Foundation to achieve this objective.


  • CGS CME Journal
  • CGS CGJ Journal
  • Geriatric Interest Groups (Medical Student and Medical Resident Interest Groups)


  1. Start at the conference hotel – Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
    - Meet in the lobby at 6:00 a.m. sharp
    - If you are participating as a team, please get together at this time
    - Determine if you're going to walk or run
  2. We will begin by travelling along the waterfront and boardwalk
  3. We will zip past the historic properties with shopping and fun pub-life. You will see the Dartmouth Ferry to your left, and Canada’s only mouth-blown and hand-cut crystal at Nova Scotia Crystal on your right
  4. We will continue on the boardwalk going by many fun eateries, the iconic Wave Sculpture, and finally the Discovery Centre
  5. We will take a right at Halifax’s wonderful Farmer’s Market
    For those interested in visiting another time, the Market is right next to the National Museum of Pier 21 – Canada’s Immigration Gateway 
  6. Walkers will turn around at the Emigrant Statue, while runners head up Marginal Road, then Terminal Road
  7. We’ll round the bend to South Street where you’ll hit your first – and only – hill of the journey. We will take the right at Queen Street so we can catch a view of one of CNN’s “Top 10 Eye-Popping Buildings of 2014”: The Halifax Central Library. Just look closely and you will see that the building is a stack of books! 
  8. From there, we will steer left onto the fun and packed Spring Garden Road – another fun shopping destination
  9. Then we will catch a left onto South Park Street to run by the beautiful Victorian flower displays of the Halifax Public Gardens
  10. Finally, we will weave around the National Historic Citadel Hill, then head back down Duke Street to arrive at the hotel


    To register and start your personalized fundraising for the CGS Fun Run/Walk, please follow the step-by-step instructions below:

    1. REGISTER: You must first register for the 2019 CGS Fun Run/Walk by clicking here
    2. FUNDRAISE: Once you have registered on the CGS Fun Run/Walk campaign page, you can begin collecting donations here! Do not forget to post the page on your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts. Encourage your family and friends to donate to you directly, as they can easily submit a donation to help support YOU in the event.
    3. WAIVER: By registering for the CGS Fun Run/Walk you agree to the following terms and conditions: click here.

    What are you waiting for? Start Fundraising!
    The Foundation is a registered charity and a tax receipt will be issued.

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