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SudburyROCKS!!! race moves away from Mother's Day weekend

Race being held May 31 this year
SudburyROCKS!!! will be held May 31 this year, and will benefit the Northern Cancer Foundation. (Supplied)

After 15 years, the SudburyROCKS!!! race has moved away from its usual date of the Mother's Day weekend to Sunday, May 31.

Organizers have also announced that the race will benefit the Northern Cancer Foundation in 2020.

“We’re excited to bring the SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon to a new date,” said  Brent Walker, race director, in a press release.

“We’re hoping it brings warmer weather, more runners and increased volunteering. We’re also very pleased to once again be working with the Northern Cancer Foundation with the race this year. 

“With the help of our runners, we have an opportunity to put our best foot forward for local cancer care.”

Over the last 14 years, the SudburyROCKS!!! race has proven itself to be one of northeastern Ontario’s most popular races, and is Sudbury’s only Boston Marathon qualifier. 

Last year’s race alone saw more than 1,800 runners and walkers take part.

“We are so pleased to be the charitable recipient of the SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon committee again this year,” said Anthony Keating, president and CDO of Foundations and Volunteer Groups at Health Sciences North.

“Keeping an active lifestyle is an important piece of the cancer prevention puzzle, but another piece is raising funds for charity. In addition to participating in SudburyROCKS!!! we’d like to strongly encourage all walkers and runners to help raise funds for the Northern Cancer Foundation by asking their friends and families to make donations.  

“Funds raised through this event support world class research and care delivered at the Northeast Cancer Centre.”

For more information or to register for SudburyROCKS!!!, visit