Run to End Poverty (R2EP)

What it’s all about

Run to End Poverty (R2EP) is a Canada-wide event with a simple goal: to raise awareness of global poverty issues and generate support for Engineers Without Borders’ (EWB) African Programs. The event brings together a team of compassionate runners taking strides to end extreme poverty. With every dollar raised and kilometer logged, R2EP runners help connect the skills and ambition of our African Partners to real opportunity.

The 2015 Run to End Poverty Toronto was a success and raised over $17,000 over the course of the summer. Last year, we had over 100 people sign up to raise money for Engineers Without Borders Canada, and 35 ran the race with us!  A big thank to our two corporate sponsors Engineering Link and Solsmart and our runners and fundraiser who helped us reach our fundraising goal.

The 2014 Run to End Povery was a huge success with 120 runners and over $25,000 raised. A special congratulations to our Top Corporate Team, Dillon Consulting, who raised $2,700 and our Top Fundraiser, Amanda Froese, for single-handedly raising $2,170! Amanda won a fair-trade gold engineering ring generously donated by our friends at the Fair Trade Jewellery Co. As well, we’d like to specially thank all of our other sponsors this year: Barbara Oliver Jewellery, BerryFresh Fruit Co, Bulk Barn, Camino Chocolate, The Classical Theatre Project, Ethical Bean, The Detox Market, Hailo, Ten Thousand Villages, True North Climbing, No Frills, Metro, and Modavanti!


All the proceeds from R2EP 2016 will go to the It Takes a Village Initiative. If you’re interested in getting involved with the Run to End Poverty in 2016 or have any feedback, please e-mail us at:


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