Mental Health

Ribbon of Mental Health

Our mission is to cultivate a culture of positivity and understanding around mental health in Saskatchewan. Through our event, we aim to create a safe and supportive space where everyone feels comfortable discussing mental health openly and without judgment. By coming together and raising funds for community improvement, we can ensure that vital programs and services are available to assist those in need, fostering a stronger, healthier community for all.


Candle Lake Fun Run Inc. is made up of a small group of individuals who love nature, the lake, and believe that keeping active is important for our mental wellbeing. We are friends, family, and neighbours who've come together with a vision to host a fun run in the vibrant community of Candle Lake to raise money for mental health initiatives in Saskatchewan. This cause is near and dear to us, we've watched family and friends struggle with mental health challenges like depression, addiction, and anxiety. Like so many, we t have lost loved ones and this is our way of honoring them. The need for mental health services and supports is growing, and our fun run is one way we can contribute to this very important cause.

The vision for the event became clearer after we approached the Candle Lake Golf Resort in the summer of 2021. We pitched the idea of hosting a fun run with a festival atmosphere, where the community would be invited to come out in support of mental health. The resort came on board and agreed to host the event on their beautiful property. With a date booked for the fall of 2022, we incorporated to become Candle Lake Fun Run Inc. and our small volunteer board hit the ground running (pun intended)! Our sponsors were critical in making this event a reality and the support from community groups and businesses of all sizes has been outstanding.

This event has now become a place to build community and belonging. Most importantly, these amazing businesses and individuals agree that mental health services and supports in our communities are needed now more than ever. Thanks to our many generous sponsors and volunteers, the third annual Candle Lake Fun Run will be taking place on September 14, 2024!

event details

We are 80% sold out!

Don’t delay book your spot today!


Swag Bags Include:

Backpack, Love My Mind Bracelet, Popeye’s, JD’s Lip Balm, Sask. Modern Designs Air Freshener, Darling Creations Drink Bomb

Race Agenda

8:30 AM - Event Site Open To Participants

9:15 AM - Welcome Remarks & Warm Up

9:20 AM - Line Up Of 10K Bear Boogie Participants At The Starting Line

9:25 AM - Line Up Of 5K Fox Trot Participants At The Starting Line

9:30 AM - 10K Bear Boogie Start Time

9:35 AM - 5KM Fox Trot Start Time

Volunteer with us

The 5K Walk/Run

10K Run

The route takes place on the paths of the beautiful Candle Lake Resort Golf Course

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1 Fairway drive, candle lake



Hotel rooms


rv rentals

Hotel rooms and cabins are available at the Candle Lake Golf Resort. Call (306) 929-2211 and mention FUNRUN to get a special rate.

Premier Sponsor

Elite Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

silver Sponsor

Prince Albert

Prince Albert

Community Sponsor

Rod Kitter - Master of Ceremonies

Fior Construction

Mike Dunphy

Candle Lake Emergency Response Team

Prince Albert


Where do I register for the Candle Lake Fun Run?

Register online at

When is the registration deadline?

Registrations will be accepted until September 8, 2023.

Can I register on Race Day?

The fun run is limited to 550 participants and once the limit is reached, no registrations will be accepted on the day of the Fun Run.

How can i pay for my registration?

You can pay using Visa. Mastercard. or Amex on the Running Room website.

Are there accommodations available at Candle Lake?

The Candle Lake Golf Resort has rooms, cabins and townhouses available. Mention the Candle Lake Fun Run and get a discount off your room rate. To book call (306) 929-2211 or email:

I can't make it to the Fun Run and i've already registered. Can I get a refund?

There will be NO REFUNDS but all proceeds will go directly to mental health initiatives in Saskatchewan and community programs in Candle Lake

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

CLFR entries are non-transferable. Due to insurance liability requirements, you may not transfer, give, or sell your fun run entry to someone else If you are unable to take part please be happy that your registration fee will go to those in Saskatchewan we who need Mental Health support.

Where is the Fun Run taking place?

The Fun Run will be taking place at the Candle Lake Golf Resort at 1 Fairway Drive, Candle Lake

What time does the race start?

9:30 a.m. SHARP.

How will the 5 km and 10 km run start?

The start will be done in two stages. The 10 km participants will start first, followed by the 5 km participants.

Are pets allowed at the run?

Sorry, no pets are allowed at the event site and on the golf course unless you are visually impaired and require a service dog.

How many aid stations are on the course and where are they located?

There will be two water stations set up on the course at the 3.5 km mark and around the 7 km mark.

Can we get dressed up in costumes?

Absolutely! We encourage participants to dress up and have fun. You may win a prize!

Is there medical support at the fun run?

Yes, there will be medical aid available along with first aid station at the Start/Finish area in the marked tent.

What should I bring for the race?

Please bring as little as possible. The CLFR assumes no responsibility for any lost or damaged items.

What should I wear?

Weather in September is unpredictable but it's best to dress in layers as the morning can be quite chilly. Once you get moving, that can change.

What happens after the race?

When you cross the finish line, you will receive your medal! You'll then be directed to pick up your post-run snack at the Communities in Bloom snack tent. Relax after the run in the Rock Ridge event tent where you can buy a burger and enjoy a refreshment. There will be live music and prizes given for best costume and group costume. Food trucks will also be onsite to purchase food. Families with children can hang out at the Canadian Tire Kidz Zone where there will be activities for them to enjoy.

Could the run be cancelled if there is bad weather?

In the event that weather conditions are considered potentially dangerous to participants and volunteers, the CLFR organizers reserve the right to briefly postpone or cancel the event outright. Cancellation of the event may take place either prior to the start of the event or at any time the event is taking place. A brief postponement and/or outright cancellation of the event may also take place for any other reason or situation wherein the CLFR organizers feel conditions may be potentially unsafe for participants and volunteers. There will be no refunds or deferrals for weather cancellation or cancellation of the event for any reason. Funds not required to cover race expenses will be donated back to the Candle Lake community and mental health intiatives in Saskatchewan.


The THIRD annual Candle Lake Fun Run Online Silent Auction will be held from June 9-16, 2024.

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the businesses and individuals who donated items. Your generosity and support allow us to raise funds that will go towards Mental Health Initiatives in Saskatchewan. In 2023 we raised $12,000 in 2024 we are going - HIGHER!!!

CLFR recipients


Love My Mind

Donation in support of mental health and suicide prevention worskhops for men and youth, and the We Connect podcast (

Resort Village of Candle Lake

Donation for a community outdoor rink, warm up shack, benches, and outdoor lighting

Family Service Saskatoon

Donation for youth group programs focusing on anxiety and depression (

Candle Lake Summer Youth Football Camp

Purchase of equipment

Teens Talk YXE

Donation in support of school presentations and programs that bring awareness, education, and peer support to teens who struggle with mental health and their caregivers (

Sask Ag Matters

Donation for counselling and mental health supports to agricultural producers in rural Saskatchewan (


Healing to the Max

Donation to a Saskatchewan-based organization that gives presentations to High School students. parents. teachers and guidance counselors to give them the tools to recognize when theirselves or people around them are affected by Mental Health

Candle Lake Curling Club

Donation towards the purchase of two natural gas heaters for the curling rink.

encouraging residents to stay active, connected, and warm during the long winter season.

Candle Lake Trail Advisory Board

A group or volunteers who are fundraising to build a trail South from the townsite along the main road, allowing walkers, runners and cyclists to be sate wile being physically active

Meath Park School

Student Ski and Curl Day

Candle Lake Youth Basketball Camp

Purchase of equipment.

Dance Collective YXE

Donation to offset the registration fees for a small group accompanying wheelchair dancers participating in a competition.

Candle Lake Community Garden

Donation towards the expansion of the garden. allowing more people on a long wait-list to participate and enjoy the outdoors

Candle Lake Golf Course

signage for the cross country ski and snow shoe trails.

Board Members

Brent Loehndorf


Joely Loehndorf




Nancy fetch


ashley olynick



Sydney Loehndorf

Website Designer/Social Media

Ola Britton

Silent Auction Coordinator

Calle Behnke

Hurricane Marketing -Website Designer/Social Media

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Brent- (306) 230-2926

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