Royal Victoria Marathon CHEK Charity Pledge Program 2023

We are thrilled to announce that we are one of the Royal Victoria Marathon official charities as part of the 2023 CHEK Charity Pledge Program.

What is the Royal Victoria Marathon?

The Royal Victoria Marathon has been taking part on the streets of Oak Bay & Victoria since 1980.
Over 8,000 participants take part each year in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run, and the marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The event has become one of the largest annual sporting events on Vancouver Island. Many runners look for a beautiful venue, and a fast course when deciding on a trip revolving around a marathon event. Victoria offers all of that and more.

What is the CHEK Charity Pledge Program?

The CHEK Charity Pledge Program was started in 2005 as part of the Victoria Marathon. The Charity Pledge Program allows runners to raise money on behalf of selected charitable organizations in order to use the marathon as a platform to drive awareness and raise funds for important issues. Need2: Suicide Prevention, Education and Support is the non-profit organization that operates and we are very grateful for any donations that can support us to continue with our mission to support youth in need across Canada.

How can I get involved?

It’s easy! You can support Need2 by donating directly using the buttons below. If you want to do more to get involved, you can register to run or walk any of the events, including the marathon, half marathon, 8km or 5km races. There is even a Kids’ Run! Once you are registered, you can raise money on your personal pledge page. If you aren’t able to participate in one of the races, you can still register for free as a fundraiser and you will have access to the same options as the runners, including the ability to join our team Need2 Go Fast!

RVM 2023 Blog
Please bookmark this page and check below for regular updates!

July 05, 2023

The Royal Victoria Marathon is now almost 3 months away! We are still looking for people to join our team to help us raise money for suicide prevention so please consider joining our team. We are also looking for volunteers! Please email Youthspace manager Aaron Elie at [email protected] if you are interested in helping out 🙂

May 24, 2023

We are pleased to announce our involvement in this year’s Royal Victoria Marathon! Please watch this space for ongoing news about our preparation for the marathon, information on our partners, and volunteer opportunities!

Please consider donating to our cause or registering to run to help Need2 with our mission of raising awareness, reducing stigma, and creating communities safer from suicide. 

You can donate directly to our organization by accessing our donation link below, and you can also support us by encouraging people to run or walk on our behalf, forming teams and/or collecting pledges by registering for the Royal Victoria Marathon. Join our team today!

Thank you for all your support!


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