Miles for Smiles

m4s_1Miles for Smiles is an initiative of the Student Medical Society of Saskatchewan to raise awareness and funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. Digging back into the history of Miles for Smiles, it was the year 2004 when a small group of medical students organized the very first student-run 5 km race in Saskatoon. It was their brainchild to create an event that promoted healthy lifestyles and involved residents from all corners of Saskatchewan. In the past couple years we have expanded Miles for Smiles, holding the events simultaneously in Saskatoon and Regina and adding new races! We are excited to keep Miles for Smiles growing this year!! 

Miles for Smiles 2015 had over 250 participants and we are continuing our efforts to increase participation through use of the Miles for Smiles website, online registration & donations, team registrations, and multiple avenues of advertising. We have raised over $80,000 since 2004 and starting as of last year, all money raised will go towards the eventual purchase of a patient monitoring system for the Children’s Hospital, which amounts to $35, 000!

We are enthused to bring to you our Miles for Smiles 2016 event with a combination of race options bringing together the best of Saskatchewan’s pavement pounders, roadrunner wannabes, and sneaker enthusiasts. We want to take this opportunity to invite you, your family, and your co-workers and friends to have fun with us on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 by running, walking, wheelchairing, or strolling along the beautiful South Saskatchewan river in Saskatoon. There is something for everyone! You have the choice of a 2.5 km fun run, 5 km walk/run, and a 10km run. Whether you are a first-time runner, seasoned athlete or just want to meet people while supporting a great cause, we have something for you through participation or volunteerism! 

On behalf of the rest of the Miles for Smiles team, we encourage everyone to get in motion and join the excitement by participating in this year’s community event Miles for Smiles!  We wish you all the best in your training and we look forward to cheering you on and congratulating you at the finish on race day!