Will there be a live event?
For 2023, Saskatchewan participants can choose between a live event Sept. 24 in Saskatoon, or a virtual event (to be completed between Sept. 17-24). Please note that virtual registration will be capped at 1000 participants. Registration opens April 27 at 9 a.m. CST.
What time does the race start on Sept. 24 in Saskatoon?
The 10K and 21.1K participants start at 8:30 a.m. in Diefenbaker Park, followed by the 5K participants at 9:30 a.m. All registered participants will receive a full event guide with detailed information closer to the event.
What is a virtual event?
Please note that virtual registration is capped at 1000 participants. Here’s how it works:
I’m not comfortable participating in the live event, or I live too far away. Can I still register?
Yes. The 2023 run/walk includes a virtual option which is limited to 1000 registrations. If you register as a virtual participant, you're welcome to participate in your home community and submit your results according to instructions that will be emailed to all registered participants. Please note that virtual registration is limited to Canada and US participants due to high international shipping costs.
Will there be an Ontario run/walk in 2023?
Step Up for Mental Health returned to Ontario in 2023 with a run/walk at Cobourg’s Victoria Park on May 13, 2023. Learn more here.
Is the course wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the 2023 courses for all events are entirely on pavement.
Are strollers allowed on the course?
Yes, we welcome families to bring their little ones.
Are dogs allowed on the course?
Service dogs are permitted on the course with a handler. Unfortunately, regular pooches are not.
Are there opportunities to volunteer for Step Up for Mental Health?
Yes, there are a number of opportunities available. Volunteer positions are explained in more detail here.
Where is the best place to find up-to-date information if there is an important event notice or race day disruption?
If there is an important notice or disruption on race day, information will be provided on Cameco's social media accounts:
Do I have to register my child even though their participation is free?
No. Children 5-and-under are welcome to join you on the course and there’s no need to register them. However, if you wish to receive a bunnyhug for them, they must be registered.
What does the $25 student registration include
For $25, students (age 6-22) receive the bunnyhug and medal. Anyone who wishes to receive the full swag package (with bunnyhug, shirt, drawstring bag and medal) is welcome to sign up at the adult price point.
Can I register a student as an adult to receive the full swag package?
Yes. Registrants in the student (22-and-under) category receive a Step Up bunnyhug and custom medal for their $25 entry fee. However, students are welcome to register at the adult level to receive the full swag package (shirt, bunnyhug, bag and medal).
Can I register as a team?
Team creation is included in the registration form (but is an optional step). Registrants can either create a team or select an existing team from the list.
I'd like to register a crew of co-workers or sports team. Can I do a group registration?
Absolutely. Register your office, organization or sports team to make a difference for mental health in Saskatchewan and take advantage of our group registration tools:
How do I upload my time for the virtual event?
All registered participants will receive an email with detailed instructions closer to the event.
Can I get a refund?
Registrations are non-refundable. However, you can transfer your registration to another participant, provided that you have NOT received your swag package. To request a transfer, please email your name and confirmation number, plus the transferee’s email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I don’t live in Saskatoon. Can I still register?
Yes. The 2023 run/walk includes a virtual option but please note that it will be capped at the first 1000 registrations. As a virtual participant, you can participate in your home community and submit your results according to instructions that will be emailed to all registered participants. Please note that registration is limited to Canada and US participants due to high international shipping costs.
How do I get my swag?
If you register for the live event Sept. 24 in Saskatoon
You must pick up your race package during the Race Expo Sept. 22-23 at Prairieland Park. Please note that there will be no race-day pickup. If you miss the expo, you will not have another opportunity to pick up your swag.
If you register for the virtual event
Your package will be mailed to you the week of Sept. 11. Please note that the package pickup is for participants in the live event only. Packages for virtual participants will not be available.
Other ways to support Step Up
How can I support Step Up for Mental Health if I’m not participating in the events?
We appreciate your interest in making a difference for mental health. Information on donations and pledge options will be announced once registration opens. Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt from the Saskatoon Community Foundation.
How do I set up my pledge page?
If you’re running or walking and would like to set up your pledge page, please stayed tuned for a helpful tutorial video.
Does Cameco match donations and pledges?
No. Cameco matches the registration fees for all participants in the 5K/10K/21.1K run/walk but additional donations and pledges are not matched.
Where does the money go?
All money raised through Step Up for Mental Health supports the Cameco Fund for Mental Health established through the Saskatoon Community Foundation. These funds are disbursed annually to organizations undertaking projects that promote or support mental health. Applications for funding are adjudicated by a panel that includes mental health professionals, as well as representatives from Cameco, the Saskatoon Community Foundation and the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
Ontario residents - All funds raised from Ontario participants will contribute to the existing Cameco Fund for Mental Health in Northumberland County.
Are donations made to Step Up tax deductible? Will I receive a charitable tax receipt?
Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt from the Saskatoon Community Foundation. Please note that all registration fees for the 5K/10K/21.1K run/walk are matched by Cameco, but donations and pledges are not matched.
Where do I find social media updates for Step Up for Mental Health?