One month to go!!!

One month to go before the 2016 Central Plains Challenge Walk & Run!

Encourage your family and friends to join you or put in a team with your workplace.  Register online or in person at Central Plains Cancer Care or Cobbe’s Plumbing & Heating … and start fundraising today!

Family and friends can donate to you:

1) In person via cash or cheque – Participants collecting cash or cheque donations should pick up a receipt book from:

Central Plains Cancer Care Services
318 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (Closed 12-1 pm for lunch)
Friday: Closed


Cobbe’s Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
1800 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Participants will give donors income tax receipts for all donations.

2) Online via Pay Pal – Donors will receive income tax receipts automatically after donating $10 or more.

Ninth Annual Challenge Walk & Run to be held June 11, 2016

The Portage Crew is busy planning for the ninth annual Central Plains Challenge Walk & Run.  The 2016 Challenge Walk & Run will be held on Saturday, June 11 at the MNP Building, Island Park, Portage la Prairie.  Approximately 10 weeks to go before the big day!

The annual event has transformed over the years to include a 5K and 10K run in addition to the 15K walk.  The one thing that was remained the same over the years is the purpose of the event – raising funds for Central Plains Cancer Care Services while bringing together communities in support of the fight against cancer.  Please save the date this year and join in on the excitement!  Plan to bring your friends and family to share the day together.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email  We would love to hear from you and have you join our team of volunteers!


A special thanks

A special thanks to all of the participants, volunteers, and sponsors who made the 2015 Central Plains Challenge Walk & Run a success.  THANK YOU – we could not have done it without you!

Over $58,000 was raised!

Your support is overwhelming and will go a long way helping our family and friends fight cancer.


Tomorrow is the big day!

Get ready for the 2015 Central Plains Challenge Walk & Run tomorrow!

7:00 a.m. Donation drop-off at MNP Building, Island Park for participants with cash or cheque donations.

8:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies

warmup8:15 a.m. Runners Depart

8:30 a.m. Walkers Depart  

10:00 a.m. Youth Mini Run around Island Park

runningSee you there!

Reminder: $100 Minimum

As in previous years, there is a $100 minimum fundraising for all participants (except children 12 years old and under) in the Challenge Walk & Run.  Keep in mind that 100% of the funds raised by participants goes to Central Plains Cancer Care Services to help those in our community battling cancer.

$100 minimum

Please see the Event tab for details of this year’s event on June 13, 2015 as well as a brief history of the Challenge Walk & Run.