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United Way of Thunder BayIndigenous Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards (IYARA), and Wasaya Airways are excited to host our 2nd Annual ‘Run the North’ event, June 21 to 28, 2021!


This event is proudly presented by Newmont Musselwhite MineBell.


We’re inviting individuals from all across Northwestern Ontario to join us in a regional community challenge to ‘Run the North’. This is the largest virtual fun run in NWO and we have people from several communities in our region participating!


We held this event for the first time in 2020 and it was a huge success, raising over $20,000! We had 180 participants, representing 29 different communities from across the region – and one individual (with a love for NWO & the outdoors) participating all the way from Yellowknife!


2021 Event:

Between the event dates, over 330 participants will run, walk, hike or bike a total distance of 1k or 5k during this virtual, non-competitive race. Participants are located all around Ontario and our beautiful region.


In addition to the main Run the North event, we wanted to launch a fun 50/50 raffle to help raise extra funds for individuals, families and youth who need support. Funds raised will support United Way of Thunder Bay and Indigenous Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards. To learn more about how the proceeds will be used, visit the proceeds tab on this website.


To learn more about the event or to register or donate, visit: https://trellis.org/run-the-north

 50/50 Raffle Prizes:


Prize #1: Cold, hard CASH!! One lucky winner will walk away with 50% of money that is raised and the other 50% will support the event!


Prize #2: A beautiful acrylic canvas Moose painting valued over $1200, generously donated by The Creative! Sized 24" x 24"




Prize #3: A brand new iPhone 12 ProMax - 128 GB phone in Pacific Blue colour valued over $1500, generously donated by Wasaya Airways!