Brock participants needed for Rankin Cancer Run

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the Brock University team for the 13th annual Rankin Cancer Run.

The event kicks off Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. at the Grantham Lions Club in St. Catharines. Participants have the choice to run or walk a one- or five-kilometre route along the Welland Canal.

In addition to entering a team, Brock is further enhancing its community engagement by sponsoring this year’s run.

“The Rankin Cancer Run is truly a unique and inspirational event to be a part of,” says Megan Brown, Community Engagement Co-ordinator with Student Life and Community Experience. “We hope that many members of the Brock community — students, faculty and staff — join us this year.”

Registration is $20 for adults or $10 for students from kindergarten to university, and includes a T-shirt. Children aged five and under are free, but must have their name included in the family section of a parent’s registration form. Anyone who collects $100 or more in donations does not have to pay a registration fee. After the run, participants will be treated to a complimentary barbecue lunch.

As one of Niagara’s largest fundraising events, the Rankin Cancer Run has raised more than $7.5 million over 12 years. Last year’s event saw 265 teams and more than 13,000 participants. The run is 100 per cent co-ordinated by volunteers — all money raised directly supports local cancer organizations.

“It’s incredible to see the thousands of participants from across the community who come together in support of the Rankin Cancer Run,” says Brown. “Brock has been part of the run since its inaugural year in 2006. This year we hope to grow our team and carry on our tradition of participation in support of the many lives touched by cancer.”

Show support for the Niagara community by gathering family, friends and co-workers, and joining the Brock University team:

  • Go to
  • Click the green ‘REGISTER’ button at the top of the web page.
  • Scroll down and click ‘3) Register this year as a team member.’
  • Enter ‘Brock University’ into the team search field, then click ‘submit.’
  • Fill out all the fields and click ‘submit.’
  • Select a method of payment.

If you have any questions about joining the Brock University Rankin Cancer Run team, email Megan Brown at or call x6671.

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