Join us for the 2021 Nature's Emporium Run for Southlake and fundraise for Southlake Regional Health Centre while getting active however you choose! From April 12 to May 9, this FOUR WEEK virtual challenge will enable you to build on skills developed the previous week and help you warm up after the cold winter months.
The health and safety of our communities is our top priority. As our hospital continues to fight against COVID-19 and physical distancing guidelines remain in place, this year we are inviting you to join us once again for a VIRTUAL Nature's Emporium Run for Southlake , another fantastic experience for the whole family. The great thing about this virtual event is that it's so much more customized to YOUR goals, which you'll be able to set and track, earn badges for along the way, and access exclusive content to help you get there.
Gear up this spring by focusing on your nutrition. Hear from professionals at Nature's Emporium about foods that fuel you. Set your own nutrition goal for the week!
"This week I challenge myself to eat 1 healthy meal daily."
MAKE IT A HABIT
Keeping your nutrition goals in mind, focus on how and how often you want to move this week. Work on your long-term health by making fitness a consistent part of your routine.
"This week I challenge myself to eat 7 healthy meals and walk 3 times."
BUILD YOUR ENDURANCE
This week is about endurance. How long you want to move each time you get active. 5 minutes a few times a day? 30-minute workout class? 5K run? Set goals based on what fits your schedule.
"This week I challenge myself to eat 7 healthy meals and walk 3 times for 30 minutes."
GO THE DISTANCE FOR SOUTHLAKE
You are in the home stretch! Bring all your new healthy habits together. Want to run a marathon this week? Bike 10km in 30 minutes? Jump rope around the block? Set ANY personal distance goal! Decide how far YOU want to go for Southlake.
Paul is biking uphill the equivalent of Everest's basecamp, check out his story here.
"To finish my challenge I will eat 7 healthy meals, run 3 times for at least 30 minutes to go the distance of a total of 10km."
Start Fundraising Today!
Ready, set, fundraise! Challenge yourself to make an even bigger impact for our hospital by also setting a fundraising goal. The main goal of the Nature's Emporium Run for Southlake is to raise funds to support the most urgent priorities at Southlake, things that are vital for patient care. Did you know that the government doesn't fund most new or replacement equipment? We couldn't do this without your support. As a team, enter one of our six Team Challenges and compete for the bragging rights of being the top fundraiser in your division.
|Hospital Department Team Challenge||Corporate & Business Team Challenge|
|Mayor's Challenge||Community Friends & Family Challenge|
|School Challenge Cup||League of Nations Community Challenge|
Not sure where to start in your fundraising efforts? CHECK OUT OUR FUNDRAISING RESOURCES
Registration DeadlineRead more
Registration Closes April 21, 2021 at 12:00PM EST
Register before April 1, 2021 to guarantee your t-shirt.
Race Kit Pick-upRead more
Join us at Nature's Emporium (16655 Yonge St, Newmarket) on Friday, April 23 from 10:00AM - 8:00PM & Saturday, April 24 from 10:00AM - 1:00PM to pick up your race kit, medal, and t-shirt.
Are you on staff at Southlake? Join us from 10:00AM - 2:00PM on Thursday, April 22 at the Central Lobby to pick up your race kit
Fundraising DeadlinesRead more
Funds to be considered for the Team Challenge Awards must be received by 1:00PM Saturday, April 24.
Fundraising closes Friday, May 14, 2020 at 4:00PM EST.
Mailing InformationRead more
Cheques can be mailed to:
102-581 Davis Dr
*Please include our offline donation form found here.
Cash donations can be dropped off on Race Kit Pick-up days Friday, April 23 from 10:00AM - 8:00PM and Saturday, April 24 from 10:00AM - 1:00PM at Nature's Emporium (16655 Yonge Street, Newmarket).
Great prizes for fundraising!Read more
Thank you for challenging yourself to raise more. Your incentive prizes will be sent out three weeks following the close of fundraising (May 14, 2021).
Raise $100 - Receive access to our Wellness Program
Raise $250 - Get a $25 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Raise $500 - Get a $50 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Raise $750 - Get a $75 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Raise $1,000 - Get a $100 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Raise $1,500 - Get a $150 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Raise $2,000 - Get a $200 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Raise $2,500 - Get a $250 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
Raise $4,000+ - Get a $300 Nature's Emporium Gift Card
About Southlake Foundation
At Southlake Foundation, we fundraise with one goal in mind: supporting our leading edge hospital and the communities it serves to make sure they have the tools and equipment they need to do their best work. As our community grows and changes, our hospital and our Foundation fundraising goals grow too — always looking forward to ensure that we are serving our current and future patients best. Find out more here.
The Nature's Emporium Run for Southlake is the evolution of the Bob Hartwell Challenge that began in 2002 to pay tribute to local businessman, civic leader and avid runner, Bob Hartwell. Through his incredible contribution to the community, Bob touched many lives in his 54 years.
The Nature's Emporium Run for Southlake honours his legacy by raising much-needed funds for Southlake Regional Health Centre, so that we can all continue to have access to the leading edge care that we deserve, close to home.
This event has since evolved into one of Southlake’s largest annual event and become a fixture in our community, with the first ever sold out event in 2018. Just as Southlake touches the lives of people beyond York Region, participants come from all over to join in. From South Simcoe, Durham and Dufferin Counties, Toronto and even as far north as Muskoka, participants from 3 to 80 years old come to support leading edge health care for their family, friends and neighbours.
Southlake Foundation appreciates the support of all our sponsors
Our sponsors enable our events to happen, and lead the way for community support of our hospital. That's why we’re so pleased to welcome back Nature’s Emporium as the Title Sponsor for the 2021 Nature's Emporium Run for Southlake. Your years of generous support have made it possible for Southlake to provide leading edge care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients every year. CLICK HERE to learn more about Nature’s Emporium.