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Get the smoke-free life you want!
Run to Quit is a new quit-smoking program that pairs the expertise of the Canadian Cancer Society with Running Room Canada’s Learn to Walk/Run 5 km clinics.
There are many physical and emotional benefits to walking and running. Evidence shows that running can help people cope with discomfort and cravings while cutting down and quitting smoking.
Becoming smoke-free is the biggest prize of all for smokers but if you join Run to Quit and succeed in quitting by the contest target dates, you could win a cash prize of $1,000. If you go the extra step and complete a 5 km walk or run event by July 31, you may be eligible to win the grand prize valued at $25,000, a 2017 Honda Civic, or one of 13 cash prizes totalling $16,000!
2 ways to join
You can join a Run to Quit 10-week training program (in-store or online) or you can do it yourself with helpful quit-smoking resources.
You don’t have to be a runner
As John Stanton, Running Room founder, says in the video, Run to Quit is for people of all fitness levels. We heard from many people like Chelsea Gumbley who had not been regularly active but were thrilled and amazed by their success with the program.
“Being a smoker and saying that I was going to take up running was the scariest thing ever. I want to tell the smokers out there who are thinking about doing the same thing, do not be scared. Run to Quit is full of people who are supportive and who are also learning to run and are quit smoking together.” – Chelsea Gumbley, 2016 In-store Training Program participant
Not a smoker? Support a friend
Non-smokers can register for a training program to improve their own physical activity levels while also supporting a friend through their running and quitting journey.
Learn more and register your way at www.runtoquit.com.
Run to Quit is funded in part by the Public Health Agency of Canada.