The Aboriginal RunWalk program improves the health and fitness of members of the Aboriginal communities in British Columbia by implementing a comprehensive program consisting of leadership training and province-wide RunWalk training opportunities leading up to participation in a 10K event and/or distance.
The program began in 2007 as a partnership between SportMedBC and the BC Ministry of Health. Since then 519 leaders have been trained to deliver programming to over 10,000 participants living in 364 communities across the province.
In 2019, with the support of the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council, SportMedBC provided training and support to deliver the 13 week Aboriginal RunWalk Program in 8 communities across BC.
***Please note that effective July 1, 2019 SportMedBC will no longer oversee the delivery of the Aboriginal RunWalk and HealBeat programs. Beginning in 2020 these programs will fall under Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities banner delivered by ISPARC. For more information please visit their website.
The Aboriginal RunWalk program is part of the Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities (AHLA), which is run by the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council. To learn more about the AHLA, watch our video below or visit ISPARC's website.