Dr. Walter Reynolds Memorial Run

In Memory of Dr. Walter Reynolds

THANK YOU for making this event such a success!

Over 650 Registrants and 50 Volunteers!
$30,000 raised!

$10,000 Donated to Red Deer Hospice in Dr.Reynolds name!

$10,000 donated to RD Youth Sports!
Red Deer Rage Minor Softball and Red Deer Catalina Swim Club will be using the donation to purchase much needed equipment!
A permanent memorial stone structure is in the works! To be unveiled in the spring!

Leftover food and supplies post run were donated to the following: :

  • Fruit & Granola Bars to St.Patrick’s School breakfast program
  • Water bottles used for Dawe Run and St..Francis Assisi School 
  • Cooked sausages provided lunches at Safe Harbor
  • Donuts given to the staff at the Central Alberta Cancer Centre
We can’t thank you enough for your support, your enthusiasm, your smiles and your tears that you shared along side us! Dr.Reynolds’ family was uplifted by your positive energy and humbled by all the people who came from near and far to participate. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to honor an incredible man. The grief and sadness that we have been carrying for the past 2 years has been lessened. Our pained hearts have been provided peace. Moving forward we will continue onwards on our healing journey. We met and exceeded all of our fundraising goals and want to end this event on a high note. We will not be returning next year, but encourage everyone to continue to honor and remember Dr.Reynolds in your own way. Whether it is over a shared beer, a sweat session at the gym, or cheering on your child at their sporting events. Cherish the time that you are given with friends and family. Don’t take a single moment for granted, because things can change in a blink of an eye. Live Life, Love Life.


In August 2020 a wonderful person was taken from us while working at the Village Mall Walk In Clinic. Walter was a loving husband and an incredible father. Walter never missed a dance recital, a softball game, career day at school or an opportunity to volunteer on a school field trip. He was always there. He would take time off work at the medical clinic to be there for his daughters, always. He was a present father who was often the only dad at school activities, beaming his infectious smile from ear to ear, and happy to be there. Walter knew what was important in life. His family was his true passion and what he cherished most.

Walter was an athlete himself. Not only was he a regular at 5 a.m. Orange Theory classes or often seen running along 19th Street, but he participated in many local races in Red Deer from Spartans to Woody’s Half Marathon. A family inclusive run is a perfect way to both honor and remember our Walter.

The community of Red Deer suffered a tremendous loss when Walter was taken from us. A hole in the hearts of many as he was loved by all who knew him, from his patients to his colleagues, friends and family. The purpose of this run is to remember Dr. Walter Reynolds and what he stood for: respect, love, kindness and community.

In Walter’s name, ALL funds raised through this race will be donated back into the community which he loved. The Red Deer Hospice Society and Red Deer Youth Sports Initiatives will be the organizations benefiting from this year’s event. Our goal is to see this race become an annual event and spread the love through the community.