Winkler’s Thanks for Giving Run began in 2007 by a group of passionate runners who wanted to make a difference in the community while doing what they loved. It is held annually on the Saturday morning of Thanksgiving weekend.
Each year, this run has helped the Winkler and District food cupboard meet the needs of the community as approximately half of the food cupboard’s annual budget is generated by this run. In order to continue providing food to those in need, it takes a great amount of organization, volunteers, community support and, of course, runners!
The Thanks for Giving Run offers something for everyone with a half marathon (21.1K), 10K, 5K, and a 1.5K kids fun run! We have seen the numbers increase from 50 runners to just over 200! Winkler welcomes runners from throughout our province, the U.S, and as far as British Columbia. We are pleased to be a part of a growing runners’ circle and we invite you to jump on board too!