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Katie's Run - a Fundraiser for Epilepsy Research

6th Annual - Sat. June 24, 2017
10K Run - 5K Run - 2.5K Walk/Run


Race results from June 24, 2017, are available at racetiming.ca.

5K Run & 10K Run - Fast & Flat along the Rail Trail
2.5K Walk/Run - Stroller, Wheelchair & Dog Friendly
Haliburton Highlands Secondary School

Medals for Top Finishers
T-shirts for all Participants & Volunteers
Chip Timing
Prizes for Top Fundraisers
Auction and More Prizes


Why such a strange number, you ask? Well, let's do the math.

Our partnership with EpLink and the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) is helping maximize our fundraising efforts. Every dollar raised will be matched by an additional two dollars from the OBI, a research institute funded by the Ontario government. So if we reach our goal, we'll be investing $100,000 into EpLink and supporting much needed epilepsy research—essentially doubling what was raised in the first five years of Katie's Run.

In 2016 we raised $30,000 so this is a realistic goal. Please help by making a donation, pledging a participant, or signing up to walk or run!


Bid on these Great Prizes and More!

Loud Auction
WestJet Flight for Two
Matt Duchene Signed NHL Jersey
Maple Leafs Signed Hockey Stick

Silent Auction
Prize packages include:
Blue Jays Tickets
A Week of Day Camp at Medeba
Tickets to the AGO & CN Tower
Highlands Summer Festival tickets
ROM Friday Night Live tickets
Food, Clothing, Jewellery
Natural Skincare Products
Beer Glasses & Wine Making
Restaurant Gift Certificates
Running Room Gift Card

Dads of Epilepsy

Each year we feature the story of one or more inspiring individuals who are living with epilepsy. In 2016, we shared the stories of several moms that we've connected with through Katie's Run. This year we are following up with stories from a dad's perspective.

A father's role is the protector of his family, so what is it like when he is at a loss as to how to protect his child from having seizures? Please take the time to read and share these heartfelt stories from dads of epilepsy, and help increase awareness of the need for events like Katie's Run.

Dads of Epilepsy


Epilepsy Research

Our goal is to raise funds for epilepsy research. In 2017, all funds raised will be directed to EpLink, the Epilepsy Research Program of the Ontario Brain Institute. Every dollar we raise will be tripled tripled tripled!

Katie Woudstra was our original inspiration, and you can read her story here. There are so many others living with epilepsy and all its challenges, and our goal is to help uncover the brilliance that will end epilepsy—forever!


Please share our new promo video!

Warming up with Lorie Kah






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Contact us at info@katiesrun.ca