The Nature's Emporium Run for Southlake is a hybrid chip-timed 5KM road race supporting the Southlake Regional Health Centre. When you participate, you're supporting leading edge health care that has an immediate impact, close to home.
You can join us in person or virtually at your own pace moving your own way.
5KM IN PERSON ROAD RACE
In person racing is back! Grab your running shoes and get ready to run or walk to the sound of live, in person cheering as you race along our Davis Drive route.
Race Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022 starting at 8:00AM
JOIN US YOUR WAY
Do it your way! Run, walk, bike, or even dance anywhere outside or at home. Complete the distance challenge of your choice and track it through our website. Don't forget to join us in our virtual classes to warm up in April*, as well as throughout the event week! Tie on your running shoes and join the fun virtually!
Race Dates: Warm Up Classes throughout April.
Event Week: Sunday, April 24 - Friday, April 29, 2022
*Any participants interested in the warm up classes must be registered at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled start time of the class.
Each dollar raised helps us provide leading edge care, close to home. When you run for Southlake, you are investing in a new way of delivering health care. You are fundraising to keep our patient care facilities up-to-date and to give our experts the tools they need to deliver the best possible care for our communities. With the right space, tools and people, we can take care of you and your loved ones just minutes from home.
Entry Cost: Adult $50 and Youth (Under 18 years of age) $25
Registration Closes: April 20, 2022 at 4:00PM
Fundraising Minimum: This year we are asking all adult registrants to raise $100 and all youth to raise $50 in addition to their entry cost to support Southlake! Failure to reach your fundraising minimum may result in an inability to participate in the event.
Early Bird Registration: Register before March 1, 2022 to guarantee your race shirt and receive a special Early Bird Gift.
Start Fundraising Today!
Ready, set, fundraise! Challenge yourself to make an even bigger impact for our hospital by also setting a fundraising goal. The main goal of the Nature's Emporium Run for Southlake is to raise funds to support the most urgent priorities at Southlake, things that are vital for patient care. Did you know that the government doesn't fund most new or replacement equipment? We couldn't do this without your support. As a team, enter one of our five Team Challenges when you register and compete for the bragging rights of being the top fundraiser in your division.
|Hospital Department Team Challenge||Corporate & Business Team Challenge|
|Mayor's Challenge||Community Friends & Family Challenge|
|School Challenge Cup|
Not sure where to start in your fundraising efforts? CHECK OUT OUR FUNDRAISING RESOURCES
Fundraising DeadlinesRead more
Funds to be considered for the Team Challenge Awards must be received by 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
Fundraising Closes: Friday, May 13, 2022 at 4:00PM
Race Kit Pick-upRead more
Race Kit Includes: A chip embedded race bib (for in person participants only), technical t-shirt, and other items provided by our Sponsors.
Pick up at: Nature's Emporium (16655 Yonge St, Newmarket) on Friday, April 22 from 4:00PM - 8:00PM & Saturday, April 24 from 10:00AM - 2:00PM.
Are you on staff at Southlake? Join us from 10:00AM - 2:00PM on Friday, April 22 at the Central Lobby to pick up your race kit.
Race Bibs & Corral InformationRead more
Chips: Are embedded in the bib and will be activated upon crossing the start line. Bibs should be pinned, unmodified and fully visible on the front of your shirt through the entire race.
Corrals: For in person participants will be organized based on the time selected in registration. This is an important way to keep everyone safe. Any participant requiring a change to their corral may do so before Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 4:00PM by contacting us at email@example.com or 905.836.7333. Corral changes after April 20 will be subject to a $5 processing fee and can be done at the time of your race kit pick up.
Mailing InformationRead more
Cheques can be mailed to or dropped off at:
102-581 Davis Dr
*Please include our offline donation form found here.
Please bring all cash donations to the Southlake Foundation Office or to Race Kit Pick Up. Southlake Foundation office is open Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM.
Great prizes for fundraising!Read more
Thank you for challenging yourself to raise more. Your incentive prizes will be sent out three weeks following the close of fundraising (May 15, 2022).
Raise $150 - In person participants gain access to the virtual event!
Raise $250 - Get a $25 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Raise $500 - Get a $50 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Raise $750 - Get a $75 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Raise $1,000 - Get a $100 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Raise $1,500 - Get a $150 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Raise $2,000 - Get a $200 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Raise $2,500 - Get a $250 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Raise $4,000+ - Get a $300 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Vaccination Policy Read more
In accordance with Athletics Ontario, all participants over the age of five at the time of the event who are planning to attend the run in person must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This policy also applies to volunteers, spectators, media, and event staff.
About Southlake Foundation
At Southlake Foundation, we fundraise with one goal in mind: supporting leading edge care at our hospital and the communities it serves to make sure they have the tools and equipment they need to do their best work. As our community grows and changes, our hospital and our Foundation fundraising goals grow too — always looking forward to ensure that we are serving our current and future patients best. Learn more.
The Nature's Emporium Run for Southlake is the evolution of the Bob Hartwell Challenge that began in 2002 to pay tribute to local businessman, civic leader and avid runner, Bob Hartwell. Through his incredible contribution to the community, Bob touched many lives in his 54 years.
The Nature's Emporium Run for Southlake honours his legacy by raising much-needed funds for Southlake Regional Health Centre, so that we can all continue to have access to the leading edge care that we deserve, close to home.
This event has since evolved into one of Southlake’s largest annual event and become a fixture in our community, with the first ever sold out event in 2018. Just as Southlake touches the lives of people beyond York Region, participants come from all over to join in. From South Simcoe, Durham and Dufferin Counties, Toronto and even as far north as Muskoka, participants from 3 to 80 years old come to support leading edge health care for their family, friends and neighbours.
Southlake Foundation appreciates the support of all our sponsors
Our sponsors enable our events to happen, and lead the way for community support of our hospital. That's why we’re so pleased to welcome back Nature’s Emporium as the Title Sponsor for the Nature's Emporium Run for Southlake. Your years of generous support have made it possible for Southlake to provide leading edge care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients every year. CLICK HERE to learn more about Nature’s Emporium.