Official Charities

The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon…

…is proud to be a continuing supporter of charities. We have two levels in our charity program. Our Official Charities and the CHEK Charity Pledge Program.

Our three Official Charities are KidSport Greater Victoria, GoodLife Kids Foundation and the Pacific Autism Family Centre. Participants may choose to donate to these charities when they register. Tax receipts will be issued after October 7, 2018 when all donations have been completed, reconciled and remitted to each charity.

See further down for the CHEK Charity Pledge Program information and application, due February 28, 2018.


KidSport Greater Victoria

So ALL Kids Can Play!
Register and raise money to run for KidSport and you could win a Garmin Fitness Tracker as thanks for your efforts. KidSport is a not for profit charitable organization that raises funds to pay for sport registration fees for children from families in financial need. Sport and physical activities provide opportunities for kids to learn teamwork, fair play, dedication and commitment. Kids learn how to set goals and work to achieve them, all while having fun as they acquire important lifelong social and fundamental movement skills. Kids increase their sense of self-confidence and live happier, healthier lifestyles now and later in life. To date, we have helped more than 10,700 Victoria and area kids get on the playing field. Whether you walk or run for KidSport, everybody wins!

For more information on KidSport please visit our website at:

Contact: Jill Shaw
Phone: (250) 380.1518
Charitable Registration #:  862125986RR0003

Tax Receipts: KidSport will issue tax receipts to donors for donations collected through the event registration process of $20.00 and over. Receipts will be sent out after Race Day (October 7, 2018).

Pacific Autism Family Network

Autism Spectrum Disorder is the most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in Canada, with approximately 1 in 68 children now facing diagnoses. The Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) is a charitable organization with a mandate to serve the needs of all individuals and families in British Columbia affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder across their lifespan. Our goal is to ensure that that all British Columbians have access to essential state-of-the-art resources for assessment, treatment, education-support and research, by providing a “one-stop-shop” for families looking for help in their navigation of information and services. We are a “Hub and Spoke” modeled network, with our main 60,000 sq.ft building, the “GoodLife Fitness Family Autism Hub”, having opened in Richmond B.C. in November 2016, and our smaller spoke-like centres opening across the province in time. We are an inclusive charitable organization that collaborates with service providers, community agencies, professionals, vocational schools, academic institutions, policy makers and researchers.

Contact: Laura Lombardi (Vice President, PAFN)
Phone: 604-697-5323
Charitable Registration #: 82184-5286- RR0001

Tax Receipts: The Pacific Autism Family Network will issue tax receipts to donors for donations collected through the event registration process of $20.00 and over. Receipts will be sent out after October 8, 2017.

GoodLife Kids Foundation

GoodLife Kids Foundation raises funds to support national, provincial and local programs that provide ongoing physical activity opportunities for kids and that remove some of the barriers currently preventing children from living healthy, active lives. To date, GoodLife Kids Foundation has impacted the lives of over 240,000 Canadian kids through physical activity opportunities with the GoodLife4Kids School Program and the GoodLife Kids Grant Program. GoodLife Fitness covers 100% of our administrative and operational expenses so that every dollar raised will make the biggest impact on Canadian kids.

For more information or to make a donation – CLICK HERE.

Contact: Lisa Burrows, Executive Director
Phone: 519-661-0190, ext. 6273
Charitable Registration #: 89126 2628 RR0001

Tax Receipts: GoodLife Kids Foundation will issue tax receipts to donors for donations collected through the event registration process of $20.00 and over. Receipts will be sent out after October 7, 2018.

CHEK Charity Pledge Program

About the Program

The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon will celebrate its 39th annual event and the 14th year of the Charity Pledge Program this year. CHEK News’ Stacy Ross, is our honorary chair!

Over 1.850 million dollars has been raised since the program started.

Applications are now open to be a Charity with the 2018 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon.

CLICK HERE to apply! Registration closes February 28, 2018.

Below are the 2017 charities that have been accepted into the 2018 program as part of our early application process for 2017 charities.

Charity Coordinators are Carlene Thompson and Mandy Parker. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at


Autism Speaks Canada

Contact: Janet Anderson
Phone: 604-369-3471
Team Name:  Autism Speaks Canada

Autism Speaks Canada is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families by supporting and working with community partners; enhancing resources and services, increasing understanding, acceptance and inclusion of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. Autism Speaks Canada aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Autism Speaks was founded in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. In 2006, Autism Speaks became incorporated in Canada.  Autism Speaks Canada is governed by a Canadian board.  Autism Speaks and Autism Speaks Canada have since grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.

“Autism Speaks Canada is committed to improving lives today and transforming lives tomorrow.”

Donate or Join our Team Today!

Registration #: 869420208

Greater Victoria Lifetime Networks

Contact: Carlene Thompson
Phone: 250-477-4122
Team Name:  Greater Victoria Lifetime Networks

We live in a world abundant with opportunity.  Opportunities to see, explore, and share moments.  Moments that are often made when shared with a friend.  At Lifetime Networks we understand the importance of friendship as being one of the cornerstones to a fulfilling life. We create opportunities for people with disabilities and their families.  We provide friendship and support services so that all people can live rich and rewarding lives in our community – safely and with friends that care.  Because it’s more than the moment that matters, it’s who you share it with.

Donate or Join our Team Today!

Registration #: 873660625

KidSport Victoria

Contact: Jill Shaw
Phone: 250-380-1518
Team Name: Team KidSport

Register to run for KidSport, raise pledges, and you could win a Garmin Fitness Tracker! KidSport Victoria raises funds to cover sport registration fees for children from families in financial need. Sports activities provide opportunities for kids to learn teamwork, fair play, dedication and commitment – every $400 raised helps another child in need access sport! Whether you walk or run for KidSport, everybody wins.

Donate or Join our Team Today!

Registration #: 86212 5986 RR0003 (KidSport™ Canada)


Contact: Melanie Winter
Phone: 250-386-6328
Team Name: NEED2 Prevent Suicide

NEED2 Suicide Prevention, Education & Support is a volunteer-driven and youth-focused organization that works every day to build a suicide-safer community through mental health literacy programs in schools, online crisis support for youth at, and through workshops and a support group for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Join the team, collect pledges, and help break down stigma, build networks of support, and save lives.

Donate or Join our Team Today!

Registration #: 11887 9790 RR0001 (Crisis Intervention and Public Information Society of Greater Victoria)