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 are issued after October 13, 2019 when all donations have been completed, reconciled and remitted to each charity.

See further down for the CHEK Charity Pledge Program information. Applications for 2019 now being accepted! CLICK HERE


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 13, 2019).

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: Nicola Openshaw (Marketing & Events, PAFN Foundation)
Phone: 604-697-5316
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 13, 2019.

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 13, 2019.

CHEK Charity Pledge Program

About the Program



The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon will celebrate its 40th annual event and the 15th 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.

And for 2019 we want to have 40 Charities involved to help us celebrate 40 Victoria Marathons!

Below are the 2018 charities who participated in the CHEK Charity Pledge Program and are continuing in 2019.

CLICK HERE for more information on the 2019 program.

Charity Coordinators are Mandy Parker and Cathy Noel. 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

BC Cancer Foundation

Contact: Debbie Greenway, Development Officer – Community Events
Phone: 250-519-5552
Team Name: BC Cancer Foundation Crusaders

As the fundraising partner of BC Cancer and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, the BC Cancer Foundation works with 100,000 donors and communities to advance research and enhance care for the people of B.C. Together, BC CAN change the outcome for each person facing this disease. BC CAN break down cancer. Since 2010, Victoria marathon participants have help raise over $70,000 in support of cancer research and care here in BC.

Help us reach our $10,000 fundraising goal this year!

Donate or Join our Team Today!

Registration #: 11881 8434 RR001 (BC Cancer Foundation)

Cerebral Palsy Association of BC

Contact: Lindsay Macleod, Events & Development Coordinator
Phone: 604-408-9484
Team Name: Cerebral Palsy Association of BC

Since 1954 the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC has been supporting individuals living with CP and other disabilities to live a life without limits. In Victoria, we offer Dance Without Limits for children and Adapted Yoga for youth. We also provide support to people throughout BC through our Camperships, Tanabe Bursaries, Equipment Assistive Devices fund, Youth Navigator and family and individual support programs. By running in support of or donating to the CPABC, you will be helping to support people with disabilities in Victoria and across the province to maximize their potential. Join Team CPABC for our first year in the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon!

Donate or Join our Team Today!

Charity Registration #106904204RR0001

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)

MOVE Adapted Fitness and Rehabilitation Society of BC

Contact: Joanne Rogers
Phone: 250-744-8284
Team Name:  MOVE Adapted

MOVE Adapted Fitness and Rehabilitation Society of B.C. is dedicated to providing a gym facility that is open to all persons that are marginalized by a physical disability, spinal cord injury, stroke, Parkinson, MS, brain injured and others. We set individual programs and our Therapist and volunteers are trained to work with all levels using specialized gym equipment. MOVE provides the opportunity to attain to the best of one’s ability a healthy quality of life.

Donate or Join our Team Today!

Registration #: 803368828RR0001


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)

Special Olympics BC

Contact: Andrea Boyes
Phone: 250-213-2023
Team Name: Special Olympics Champions

Special Olympics BC changes lives through the power of sport. Through our year-round programs and competitions, individuals with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. They find joy, confidence, and empowerment on the playing field and in life. Our sport, youth, and health programs for people with intellectual disabilities of all ages create opportunities to get active, improve their health, develop skills, and experience inclusion and friendship they often can’t find anywhere else. By getting access to sports, our athletes change their own lives and the way the world sees people with intellectual disabilities.

Run for Special Olympics BC – Victoria to help us transform lives through the joy of sport. We will be on hand at the event to cheer you on and celebrate with you at the finish line.

Donate or Join our Team Today!

Registration #: 129472411 RR0001 (Special Olympics British Columbia)

Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Contact: Jim Johnstone, Development Officer
Phone: 250-519-1750
Email: Jim.Johnstone@VIHA.CA
Team Name: Heroes for Hospitals

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation (VHF) is thrilled to once again be selected as one of the charity partners for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon!

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation raises funds to purchase priority needed medical equipment for Victoria General (VGH) and Royal Jubilee (RJH) hospitals. Every year, donations from the community help to fund hundreds of important pieces of diagnostic and treatment equipment that contribute to better patient care, faster diagnosis and more efficient treatment for the more than 785,000 Vancouver Island residents.

Last year, funds raised at the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon helped fund 34 pieces of leading–edge equipment in seven different areas of Cardiac Care.

This year, our goal is to raise $2,000 to support the purchase of more priority medical equipment, which will be identified in the early Fall.

Donate or Join our Team Today!

Registration #: 10793 5637 RR0001 (Victoria Hospitals Foundation)