28th Annual Run the Rock

Run the Rock is returning for its 28th year, in partnership with His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) – St. John's and Make-A-Wish® Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador. This charitable effort is centered upon a relay style run across our beautiful province. Crew members from HMCS St. John's are stepping up to the challenge, from August 8th to August 22nd, 2023, to help create life-changing wishes for local children with critical illnesses, and they are looking for your support!

Right now, there are over 55 children in Newfoundland & Labrador waiting to receive the transformative power of their wish. We need your help to grant those wishes. The crew’s motivation thrives not only from granting wishes but also from the incredible support of communities across this province, year after year. Last year, the crew exceeded their fundraising goal of $100,000 and hope to raise even more this year!

With your help, the crew can achieve their goal and help ensure every eligible child receives the joy of a wish.

Feeling inspired and wanting to donate to this year’s Run the Rock? Consider making an online donation, fundraising, or becoming a sponsor! The crew might even stop by your organization for a cheque presentation when they run through your community!

Please note all engagements MUST be scheduled through Make-A-Wish, to ensure a timely run schedule. To request an engagement, and/or for any questions, please reach out to Alyssa Shaw (Alyssa.Shaw@makeawish.ca).

Want to follow the crew's journey? Be sure to check us out on social media for updates! Facebook and Instagram: @makeawishNL #RunTheRock

Thank you for your support! Together, let’s help grant wishes!


Run Schedule

August 9th - Port Aux Basques
August 10th - Port Aux Basques - Stephenville
August 11th - Stephenville - Corner Brook
August 12th - Corner Brook - Deer Lake
August 13th - Deer Lake - Woody Point
August 14th - Woody Point - Springdale
August 15th - Springdale - Grand Falls Windsor
August 16th - Grand Falls Windsor - Gander
August 17th - Gander - Glovertown
August 18th- Glovertown - Clarenville

August 19th - Clarenville - Arnold's Cove / Arnold's Cove - Dildo
August 20th – Bay Roberts – Conception Bay South
August 21st - St. John's (Closing Ceremonies)