Support the Bedford 5k to Beat Lung Cancer

There are several ways you can help raise funds and awareness

There are many ways you can help support the Bedford 5k if you’re not interested in registering to walk or run the route. Perhaps the simplest is to make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society through the Bedford 5k portal on RaceRoster.

If you’d like to help in other ways, we have three great options for you:

Be a Volunteer

Join our team of dedicated volunteers to help by doing!

Buy a Milestone Marker

Get a personal or corporate marker along the walk/run route.

Be a Corporate Sponsor

Be a sponsor and gain some visibility along side a great cause.

Be a Bedford 5k Volunteer

We need you! The Bedford 5k to Beat Lung Cancer requires about 20 volunteers to ensure that the event runs smoothly for all participants, and we have many different volunteering positions available, including:

  • Course Marshall – at least 6 are needed to be positioned at various points on the race route, watching to ensure that the course route is being followed correctly and to summon assistance if a participant experiences distress.
  • Time Keeper – positioned at the finish line, the time keeper records finishing times as participants complete the course.
  • Position Keeper – obtains the race bib number from each participant in the order in which they cross the finish line
  • Medal Awarding – positioned at the finish line, this person awards each finisher with their medal
  • Water Station Attendant – this individual oversees the water station
  • Registration Desk – various roles at the pre-event registration station
  • Milestone Marker Team – at least 4 are needed to put up our milestone markers along the course route
  • Production Assistant – someone to assist with setup and tear down – some medium/heavy lifting required
  • Route Sweeper – one person to walk the route behind the entire crowd to ensure everyone is off the course when we wrap up

To volunteer, please contact us by completing the form below and tell us what you would like to help out with. We’d be thrilled to have you join us!

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Buy a Milestone Marker Along the Route

Our milestone markers are 20” x 20” signs placed along our 5k adult route and our 500m kids route that help direct runners and walkers along the course path and demonstrate to our participants, our volunteers, our spectators and our community that we come together to help the Canadian Cancer Society beat lung cancer.

Milestone markers may be kept by their sponsoring company or individual as a memento of their contribution to the event.

There are two styles of markers – company logo markers and message markers.

Bedford 5k to Beat Lung Cancer Milestone Marker with Logo

Logo Marker

Logo presented in centre at optimal size for viewing and placement relatively to size of sign. Companies must supply their logo in EPS artwork format.

Bedford 5k to Beat Lung Cancer Milestone Marker with Message

Message Marker

Text-based message with language of the buyer’s choosing to honour or remember a cancer fighter. Message must be short enough to fit the marker at a reasonable size.

If you are interested in buying a milestone marker on the route, please give us a call at 902-830-1055 or email us at Please be sure to tell us whether you would like a message or logo marker.

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