Destination Marathon Fundraiser
The Destination Marathon is the Healthy Horizons Foundation’s signature fundraising event. Combining an active living challenge with fundraising, the Destination Marathon is held annually at an international, usually tropical, location.
Each participant commits to fundraising for Healthy Horizons and The North West Company provides travel and accommodations. All proceeds raised go to youth programming in the communities we serve.
Check back soon for more information on the next Destination Marathon!
This year’s Destination Marathon has been postponed due to Covid-19. Travel restrictions are in place and vary by region.
We are closely monitoring health and travel information, and will let you know as soon as it is safe to hold our next Destination Marathon.
Check out past Destination Marathons below.
Kuujjuaq youth and techers travel to BVI for marathonStudents and teachers from Kuujjuaq, QC challenge themselves at the Destination Marathon in the British Virgin Islands on November 30, 2019. learn more >
For many of our student runners, travelling to BVI and then also completing a half marathon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Being able to show our students firsthand what hard work can do – it’s the most rewarding aspect.
Sarah Nickerson, Running Club Co-Coach & Teacher
Pikangikum teacher applauds Healthy Horizons Destination MarathonOn December 2, 2018, students from Pikangikum, ON participated in the half marathon on Grand Cayman. Their teacher and trainer, Sarah Mork, was proud to see them cross the finish line and accomplish one of their goals. learn more >
Running this half marathon shows the kids that they can do hard things, and that they can achieve the goals that they set for themselves. The world is a big place, and they can do big things in it.
Sarah Mork, Teacher & Coach from Pikangikum, ON
Nunavik Experiences BarbadosOn December 2017, 29 runners from various Northern communities participated in the Destination Marathon in Barbados. learn more >
I felt accomplished and great that I did something bigger than myself.
Tukai, Student from Salluit, QC
Youth Runners Head to Big Island International MarathonOn March 20, 2016, 49 youth runners from northern communities such as Fort Chipewyan (AB), Cat Lake (ON), Iqaluit (NU) and Salluit (QC), challenged themselves with a 13.1 or 26.2 mile run at the Big Island International Marathon in Hilo, Hawaii. learn more >
For the youth that are here [in Hilo, Hawaii], I think this event is almost beyond words.
Maggie, Teacher from Salluit, QC
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