About

Strides For The General is celebrating 10 years of making a vital difference. Strides For The General is an annual tradition for patients, families and supporters of Hamilton General Hospital, including the Regional Rehabilitation Centre.

This year Strides For The General is going virtual. From September 10 to 19 we invite our supporters to run or walk in their communities and fundraise for priority needs at Hamilton General Hospital, the Regional Rehabilitation Centre and St. Peter’s Hospital.


Quick Facts

Where: Your community

When: 10 days to participate! Walk or run once, or multiple times from September 10 – 19.

What: Your choice to participate in a 5 KM Walk, 5 KM Run or 10 KM Run


What else: Scavenger hunt for walk participants, online race for runners and prizes for fundraisers


Special Recognition: Strides would like to recognize the incredible frontline workers (from any industry) that have made a difference in our communities over the past several months. Click here to nominate someone today.


Registration

You can register online as an individual or a group. When you register you create a personal fundraising page (your participant centre) where you can share why you are fundraising and direct supporters to donate to you (and your team).

The registration fee is $20. This includes your Race Kit, a value-filled package that includes runner’s socks and much more!

Race Kits will be available for pick-up in early September. Specific details coming soon.


Race Times

Registered participants competing in the virtual 10 KM run or 5 KM run will be asked to submit their times online. We appreciate the honesty of all participants in this fun race! Participants are encouraged to share a photo of their time (capture by phone/fitness tracker/watch) on social media, including the Strides Facebook event page to showcase their support.


Scavenger Hunt

Participants taking part in the 5 KM Walk can opt to take part in a unique scavenger hunt. During your walk take photos of letters you see and create a collage to spell STRIDES. Participants are encouraged to share their collage on social media, including the Strides Facebook event page to showcase their support.

2020 Strides Photo Collage

Fundraising

All participants are encouraged to fundraise and support patients in our region. When you register you’ll be able to select whether the funds you are raising are designated to Hamilton General Hospital, including the Regional Rehabilitation Centre or to St. Peter’s Hospital.

Once registered you’ll have access to a personalized participant centre where you can send emails to request support, view your progress and send thank you emails. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more.

Collecting offline donations? Download the 2020 Strides for the General Pledge Sheet.


Your Dollars At Work

Since 2011, Strides for the General has raised more than $1.2 million! Funds raised through Strides For The General enable the clinical teams at Hamilton General Hospital and the Regional Rehabilitation Centre to purchase critical equipment and patient amenities that will have a significant impact on the quality of care provided to patients. Visit our website for more information on how The Foundation is focused on enabling outstanding patient care.

Click here to view a partial list of equipment purchased with Strides funds.


Prizes

Prizes are awarded to the top three fundraisers, plus more prizes for race winners. Click here for more prize details and regulations. 


FAQ

Click here for answers to our FAQ.


Event Waiver

All participants of Strides For The General agree to maintain safety measures and follow health advisories and regulations as imposed in their jurisdictions. Furthermore, participation is voluntary. As such, participants RELEASE, WAIVE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation and Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation OF AND FROM ALL claims and liabilities.