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Events 3rd Annual Butterfly Run 2018

3rd Annual Butterfly Run 2018


Butterfly Girls


Please join us for the 3rd Annual Butterfly Run!

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Zwicks Centennial Park

Belleville, Ontario

The Event will feature:

  • Family Walk 
  • 5K Walk/Run
  • 10K Walk/Run

The Butterfly Run Quinte was started in 2016 by three Quinte women who each suffered the devastating loss of a child and wanted to turn personal tragedy into better care for others. They did not receive the support they needed, so they resolved to give QHC the resources necessary to ensure better care for other families dealing with pregnancy and infant loss. 

The Butterfly Run raises funds for to the Child Bereavement Fund that supplies resources for Quinte 7 Maternal Child and the Emergency Departments at all four Quinte Health Care sites.

With the funds raised from both the 2016 and 2017 runs; Barb, Beth, and Loralee have provided over 2,800 special ‘Butterfly Kits’ – that contain a wide range of support materials, throughout the Belleville, Picton, Trenton, and North Hastings hospitals. Compassionate Care training has been provided to hospital staff in the Maternal Child Department on Quinte 7 at BGH and all four QHC Emergency Departments. A cuddle cot and transilluminator have also been purchased. 

The Butterfly Run has also created awareness and support within the community as it provides an opportunity for families to speak openly about their loss and to connect with others who have had similar experiences.


May 4th: 

10 am – 3 pm at the BGH Foundation Office located just inside the Sills Entrance at Belleville General Hospital. We will validate your parking, please bring your parking ticket to the office with you.

May 5th:

10 am – 4 pm at Body Maintenance 444 Dundas Street West, Belleville

Please remember to bring the pledges that you have collected to pre-registration events.

Race Day Registration:

Registration will take place from 8 – 9 am at Zwicks Park.

Day of Schedule:

9 am: Opening Ceremonies

9:30 am: Memorial Walk

10 am (approx.): 5k & 10k will start after the Memorial Walk

– Wearable Butterfly Wings will be available to purchase for $5.oo on race day
– Dogs must be on a leash
– Headphones and strollers are permitted
– No bikes on the racecourse
– Door prizes will be handed out to participants after the run so be sure to stick around
– We welcome participants to bring banners or wear clothes designed to celebrate their babies
– There will be two aid stations along the route to offer water to participants
– Be prepared for any weather. The event will take place rain or shine!
– The route consists of paved paths and gravel. There may be sticks, mud, and water along the path.

There will be close to 1000 participants and parking is limited at the race site. We encourage carpooling!

 5k & 10k Routes:

Butterfly 2018 5K Butterfly 2018 10k

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