We're Running So They Can


What is the NICU and what do they do? 

NICU stands for neonatal intensive care unit. At the Alberta Children's Hospital (ACH), the primary focus of the Edwards Family NICU is babies who need surgery, need cardiac care, and whose brains are at risk. The NICU consists of a variety of pediatric specialists who provide treatment to high risk newborns as well as researchers who study new and innovative ways to help these high risk babies early on in life and as they age.

How much of my donation is being donated?

Run For Little Ones is a registered Non-Profit Organization (NPO) with the province of Alberta and therefore 100% of the proceeds from the run will be donated to the NICU at the ACH.

When and where is the Run for Little Ones 2022 run? 

This years run is taking place on Sunday, September 11th 2022 at Bowness Park (8900 48 Ave) Picnic Site 6.

What time is the Run for Little Ones 2022 run? 

The event is starting at 11 am and will end at 1 pm.

How far is the Run for Little Ones 2022 run?

Our run this year is 5k.

I do not live in Calgary, can I still participate? 

Yes! You can donate directly through our website or participate in our other online fundraising events found on our Instagram (@runforlittleones) and Facebook (Run For Little Ones) pages.

Where can I register for the Run for Little Ones 2022 run? 

Registration is open now at https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=17670 or https://forms.gle/pguigVDu57cy7UGu6 (either link will do!)

Do I have to run?

 No! However, there will be prizes awarded for the fastest and longest distances.

Is there an age restriction? 

No, this is an event that is fun for the entire family and can be done at all ages.

How much does registration cost? 

Payment is not required to participate in the run.

I am not available to participate in the run but I would still like to make a donation. Is this possible?

Absolutely! Donations can be done directly to the foundation at https://my.childrenshospital.ab.ca/runforlittleones. Information on other fundraising events can be found on our Donate page or by following our Instagram (@runforlittleones) and Facebook (Run For Little Ones) pages.

Am I required to register? 

Registration for the run can be done at https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=17670 or at https://forms.gle/pguigVDu57cy7UGu6, although registration is not required and everyone is free to drop-in the day of!

Will there be food and water at the run?

Water bottles will be provided at the run-site and hotdogs, vegedogs, and icecream can be purchased at the event!

How can I find the Picnic Site 6?

We will have volunteers stationed around the parking lot to help direct runners to the start location! We will also have balloons directing them at the grounds towards Picnic Site 6! For more information, please look at our page labelled 'Run Site and Registration'!