Charity Partner Program

2023 Charity Partners

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Foundation

Great Opportunity to Fundraise for your Charity! Apply Today!

Race Overview:

The Around the Bay Road Race is the oldest road race in North America, older than the Boston Marathon. It was first run in 1894 and is one of Canada’s premier running events steeped in history and tradition. The race has grown over the years to include a 5K, 2x15K relay and a 3x10K relay to complement its signature event, the 30K.

The 30K (18.6 miles) is a unique distance as it is more than a half marathon but less than a full marathon, making the Around the Bay Road Race a perfect event to keep winter training on track and prepare runners for future races of all distances.

2023 Charity Partner Program:

The Bay Race is accepting applications from charities that would like to leverage the Bay Race as a fundraising event and opportunity for their cause.

From 2005 to 2018, the Bay Race had only one local charity partner—St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation. In that time, St. Joe’s has raised over $3.5 million to support patient care and research at the Hospital. While St. Joe’s will continue to be a charitable partner in the race, the Bay Race would like to provide other worthy causes the chance to raise funds through this historic event.

Once accepted, the charity can invite its supporters to participate in the race and raise pledges for their charity. All charity partners will have access to a state-of-the-art online fundraising platform: a user-friendly system with electronic tax receipting functionality. Please note, a separate contract must be signed between the charitable partner and HTG, the online fundraising platform provider.