Join the Canada-wide movement and Run to End Poverty! Grab your friends, and run as a team to support Engineers Without Borders (EWB). This is a great opportunity for the club to increase its relationship with EWB and your run will support incredible programs, both in Canada and in Africa, that are bringing about a positive change in our world. Come out and bring awareness to a great cause!
What is Run to End Poverty?
Run to End Poverty (R2EP) is a Canada-wide event that aims to bring people together with a common goal: to eliminate extreme poverty in rural Africa. EWB commits to systemic thinking and innovative approaches to find sustainable solutions that address the root causes of poverty in rural Africa, including:
- Creating opportunities for rural Africans to access clean water.
- Generating an income from small farms.
- Ensuring improved access to the services and infrastructure that are needed to improve lives.
With every dollar raised, with every kilometer trained, and with every orange shirt crossing finish lines across the country, R2EP runners not only help to connect the skills and ambition of our African Partners to real opportunity but also generate an immense level of awareness and understanding in Canada. Through R2EP, we have the opportunity to reach out to thousands of people across the country with the message that we can and that we will defeat poverty.
How to Register.
Included as part of the 2014 Scotia Bank Calgary Marathon Event, runners can choose between 5k, 10k, half and full marathon options. Registration is done on an individual basis and costs $50 if you sign-up before March 31st or only $35 if you're a student!
- Register for the race via Scotiabank/Calgary Marathon website: http://www.calgarymarathon.com/.
- During the registration process, select EWB/Run to End Poverty as charity of choice.
- Once registered, sign up on the EWB website: https://r2ep.ewb.ca/
- Choose the "Calgary Rotaract" Team
You are also invited to incorporate our Sunday run Meetup as part of your training program. For those who don't want to run but want to help out, the EWB will be looking to fill various volunteering spots (more details in April/May).