About the Walk & Run

Hit the pavement for a good cause! Now in its sixth year, the OPS Walk & Run for the United Way has quickly become a favourite fundraising tradition in the OPS – growing to include  21 regions across the province! This event is one of the highest-earning charitable events as part of the OPS United Way campaign, with a remarkable over $700,000 raised in just five years, with 2,300 employees participating last year. Fun, inclusive and accessible, the OPS Walk & Run event promotes health and wellness as it unites thousands of employees across the public service to fundraise for the United Way.

Regional Walk & Run events will take place throughout the fall, and the Queen’s Park event will be held on Friday, October 26. 

2017 Achievements

2400 Participants


Donations Raised


Locations across Ontario

events across Ontario

2018 Goal

2018 Goal
to raise

Queen’s Park Walk & Run

  • The Queen’s Park event will take place on October 26, 2018. Location to be confirmed.
  • Come join us again this year for our annual Community Cookout!
  • This year we will bringing back the ‘Cool Down Zone’ with music, raffles, prizes and other great activities.
  • See and be seen! Last year included the attendance of Secretary of Cabinet, Steve Orsini.

Regional Walk & Runs

  • The OPS Walk & Run would not be a success if it weren’t for the support of the regional champions taking the lead to organize their own Walk & Runs within the regions.
  • In 2017, 21 events took place across the province. This year, we hope to surpass that number!
  • Interested in championing an event in your region? We can provide you with the logistical and communication support to ensure that your Walk & Run is set up for success.
  • For more information, go to our Locations page or email us at opswalkrun@ontario.ca