Support the Rankin Cancer Run May 27

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 27 and don’t miss the 12th annual Rankin Cancer Run in St. Catharines.

College staff, students and faculty will be among the thousands to participate in this popular community fundraiser which supports the fight against cancer in the Niagara region.

During the past 11 years, the Rankin Cancer Run has raised more than $6.5 million to support those with cancer in Niagara. Last year was a record-breaker, raising a $1 million.

Niagara College has been a strong supporter of the annual Rankin Cancer Run over the years, and the entire NC community is encouraged to support this year’s event. Register for the walk, sponsor members of the NC team participating in the run/walk, and cheer on members of the team on May 27.

Participants can opt for the 1-km or 5-km route that takes place in the Port Weller area of St. Catharines.

This year’s event will kick off at the Grantham Lions Club (732 Niagara St.), at 10 a.m. and the morning will wrap up with a closing ceremony, entertainment and free barbecue at 11:45 a.m. Niagara College will have a tent on site as a gathering place, and the NC community. Free food will be provided after the run along with entertainment and activities.

To register, please visit the College’s Rankin Run Team website here. Organizers are asking participants to register before May 8 to be a part of the College’s t-shirt order.

Those who are unable to run or walk on May 27 may still get involved by sponsoring the NC team. To donate, visit the team’s website here, and click the ‘Sponsor Us’ tab for details.

For more information please contact the College’s Rankin Cancer Run liaison Shelley Panetta at

Visit the Rankin Cancer Run website at

View Rankin Run poster 2017 here.

The 1 KM Route: Participants go right out of park; starts on Niagara, go right on Lakeshore; right onto Bunting…volunteers will direct you along this short route.

5 KM Route: Participants turn left out of park; starts on Niagara at Parnell; left (east) onto Parnell; right (south on Bunting; south on Welland Canal Parkway past Scott; returning north on Welland Canal Parkway past Scott; returning north on Welland Canal Pathway to Port Weller Lock #1.

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