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CMCC's 38th Annual Backs in Motion is VIRTUAL!

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This year, we are offering you more – Walk, Run, Cycle - 5km, 10km, or Challenge! Make up your own route, choose your activity and move forward with us May 9 – 31, 2021.

Tired of restrictions? This year, we’re expanding our annual 10km Run and 5 km Run/Walk, by adding cycling and a challenge category. Run, walk, or cycle at your own pace – anytime, anywhere in your community... on the road, your favorite trail, or the well-known comfort of your home. All we ask is that you practice social distancing and continue to be safe.

Fundraising revenues will support our clinics and help to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to interns and patients.

Our Virtual Kickoff is Sunday, May 9 (check back for details) but you have from May 9 to 31 to send in your pictures, collect donations, and if you feel inspired, to challenge yourself – time your personal best, and share with your classmates and friends.

We will be sharing your efforts as they come in on our social media channels. Let’s inspire each other and move forward together!

Along with a technical shirt, registration also includes a finisher certificate (best time may be included on certificate), and a promotional poster for you to use for your social media pages!

Register today and receive your technical shirt for great photo ops in time for the virtual kickoff!

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What does the “Challenge” category mean?

Exactly what it sounds like! For those of you feeling ambitious, we encourage you to challenge yourself the entire month of the event (May 9 – 31). For example, set a goal to do 10km a week, for four weeks, a total of 40km for the month of May!

On your personal CanadaHelps page, those that donate to you can follow along your progress as you post updates about your walk, run, or cycle. Want to show off an impressive time? Your updates can even include pictures - take a screenshot of your time and post it on your page!

The more you challenge yourself, the more donations you may receive! Who doesn’t love supporting a good challenge?

Start Fundraising!

To begin fundraising, visit our Canada Helps page. Have questions? Read our helpful step-by-step guide on how to set-up your fundraising page. You can then either join an existing team, build your own team or fundraise as an individual. By helping us fundraise, you are supporting our clinics and their PPE needs.


Online donations can be made on any Canada Helps page! If you would like to donate to a specific individual or team, go directly to their page and hit donate. However, if it does not matter who you donate to, just hit the large “Donate” button at the top of the page.

Offline Donations (cash or cheque) are also accepted! Write your name at the top of the Backs in Motion pledge form and email the form to A staff member will add your offline pledges to your CanadaHelps page.

FREE Registration?

Your registration fee will be refunded if you raise:

  • Students (CMCC & other schools): raise $50 in pledges
  • Friends of CMCC, staff and faculty: raise $100 in pledges

Time Entry

Want to keep track of your activities over the month of the event – maybe you want to see what your best time was overall or if you improved? We’ve got you covered!

Click here to access our time entry form. You can submit up to 5 entries at a time for any activity: Walking, Running or Cycling!

At the end of the month, based on your request, we can pull your entries and email them to you. That way you can see how you progressed, how many overall kms you did, and what your fastest time was! By submitting your time entries, we will also be able to put your fastest time on your finishers certificate.

*Please note: you do not have to enter your time/s in order to qualify for the prizes, as prizes will not be given out based on fastest time this year! The time entry submission form is solely an opportunity and benefit to help you track your activity over the month of the event.

Time Entry Form!


There will be great prizes at this year's event! We have already secured $500 worth of gift certificates from Running Free! Stay tuned for more information as the prizes come in.

Check back weekly for more information on the kickoff May 9, details on logging your activities, prizes, registration cutoff for shirts, and this year's Class Challenge!


CMCC is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that receives no direct government funding and relies on events such as Backs in Motion for support. All sponsors will be issued a business receipt in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency regulations.

Interested in sponsoring? We have sponsorship opportunities in the following areas:

  • Prize Sponsors
  • Virtual Kickoff Sponsor
  • Technical Shirt Sponsor

Want more information or have a different sponsorship idea? Contact David Coleman at

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact CMCC’s Special Events Coordinator, Kristin Earle, at

Prize Sponsor:

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