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HMCS Halifax Run for Wishes 2024

Join us on September 20, 2024

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Run for Wishes is returning for its 20th year, in partnership with His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) – Halifax and Make-A-Wish® Canada, Nova Scotia. This charitable effort is centered upon a relay style run across the beautiful province of Nova Scotia. Crew members from HMCS Halifax are stepping up to the challenge, from September 20th to September 30th, 2024, to help create life-changing wishes for local children with critical illnesses, and they are looking for your support! 
Right now, there are over 80 children in Nova Scotia 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 raised over $30,000 through the Run for Wishes, and for this monumental year, they hope to raise $40,000! 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 support this year’s HMCS Halifax Run for Wishes? Consider making an online donation, hosting a fundraiser, or sponsoring the event! 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. For more information, please reach out to Allison Chisholm at

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

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


2024 Run Schedule 

  • September 20 - Opening Ceremonies in Eskasoni
  • September 21 - Sydney to St. Peter's
  • September 22 - St. Peter's to Antigonish 
  • September 23 - Antigonish to Amherst
  • September 24 - Amherst to Truro 
  • September 25 -  Truro to Halifax
  • September 26 - Halifax to Wolfville
  • September 27 - Wolfville to Digby
  • September 28 - Digby to Yarmouth
  • September 29 - Yarmouth
  • September 30 - Closing Ceremonies in Halifax

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