My Friends House

The Collingwood Half Marathon in Support of My Friend's House

My Friend's House is a non-profit agency offering support for abused women and children living in the Georgian Triangle of Ontario. Since opening our doors in 1991, My Friend's House has helped thousands of women get the effective safety and supports they need to rebuild their lives. They serve an average of 600 women and their children each year – 200 through their Shelter Program and the balance through their Outreach, Transition and Children's Programs.

Their free and confidential services are available to all women and their children across the Georgian Triangle – from Wasaga Beach and Collingwood to Creemore and Meaford and all parts in between.

The Collingwood Half Marathon & 10K is committed to raise funds for My Friend's House because this is a vital organization that provides a safe haven for abused women & children. Your participation in our race will result in a donation to My Friend's House regardless, however we would love it if you could also make a donation or get sponsored for your run by your friends! For team building details contact Race Director Nick Brindisi:

For more information about the My Friend's House visit the website:

Other Charities:

SickKids Foundation

Run the Living Water Resorts Collingwood Half Marathon or the 10K and you can make a difference for SickKids!

Becoming a SickKids Warrior means combining your love of challenge events with fundraising for SickKids. It’s a win for those kids, and the hospital that fights for them, when you fundraise on their behalf.

Raise a minimum of $200, and earn a SickKids buff to wear proudly on event day!

Raise a minimum of $500, and earn SickKids Warriors athletic socks that you can sport throughout training and on event day!

To donate or peer to peer fundraise Click this link:

The Collingwood General & Marine Hospital

Mission Statement
The Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation raises funds for the capital needs of the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital (CGMH) including equipment, technology and facility renovation/construction. The CGMH Foundation also supports programs and services not funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

CGMH is a small community hospital serving approximately 60,000 full time residents and over 2.5 million weekenders and visitors annually. We are a major trauma unit and a regional orthopaedic center of excellence.

Historically, government funding of CGMH has been barely adequate to cover operational costs such as salaries, medications, utilities and other supplies. As a result, over the past 15 years community support has been the only reliable source of funding to replace worn and outdated equipment/furnishings or to invest in new medical technology.

CGMH Foundation is a volunteer led organization tasked with raising the funds necessary to ensure physicians and staff at CGMH have the tools and facilities they need to make fast, accurate diagnoses and deliver exceptional care.

To donate online, please click here> and  leave a note in the field indicating that your gift is in honour of the Run Collingwood half marathon & 10K.

For more information about the foundation visit the website:

The Canadian Cancer Society

Cancer_Fighter_V1The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
Funds raised through events like the Collingwood Half Marathon & 10K help fund life-saving research into all types of cancer and provide programs and services to people living with cancer and their families. Thanks to our dedicated runners and their supporters, the Canadian Cancer Society continues to have more impact, against more cancers, in more communities, than any other cancer charity in Canada.

Become a Cancer Fighter and start fundraising today!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Georgian Triangle


Run Collingwood proudly supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Georgian Triangle. If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause Please Click Here: Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Georgian Triangle Online Donation Page

If you would like of information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Georgian Triangle or to get involved visit their website: