Headingley Fire Department held their first Run for Wishes in May of 2001. Numbers of participants were small and we had just a few sponsors. Over the past 20 years, our run has evolved and grown. We now host hundreds of runners and walkers and are now supported by over 40 sponsors. We are generating about $20,000.00 every year and have been able to support The Children's Rehabilitation Foundation and Canadian Mental Health as well as numerous individuals who need support during difficult times in their lives over the course of the year.
Headingley Fire Department Run for Wishes is a sanctioned 5 km run, part of the Manitoba Runners Association run series that uses professional chip timing and a 3 km walk. The scenic route takes you over and along the Assiniboine River and through residential South Headingley. It starts and finishes at Headingley Fire Department and the event is followed by an awards ceremony and about 50 draw prizes. This event is perfect for the elite runner to the casual walker and everyone in-between.