MARCH 22, 2020



In response to COVID-19 we have come to the difficult decision to change how The Michael Dunahee Keep the Hope Alive 2020 event will take place. The health and safety of registrants, staff and volunteers is our top priority. The BC Ministry of Health has mandated that all events of 250+ participants be cancelled. We will NOT be cancelling but changing our event to a virtual platform and hope that you will join us remotely and share how you and your family are supporting us on March 22nd.

You will continue to register on the Race Roster platform by following this link…/michael-dunahee-keep-the-hope-alive. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email from Race Roster with instructions on how to complete the virtual event. If you have already registered you will be receiving an email explaining the transition to the virtual platform. You will then pick up your locally designed t-shirt at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre on March 21st from 10am til 2pm in the Atrium. If you cannot make it there, please notify us so that we can make other arrangements to ensure that you have your shirts for the first Virtual Michael Dunahee Keep the Hope Alive 2020 event. For anyone who wishes to join us, we will be walking the usual route starting at the corner of Lyall and Fraser Street at 10am on March 22nd.

When you’ve completed your run, walk, bike ride or what ever you have decided to do we ask that you share your photos with us and your friends on social media using the hashtag #MichaelDunaheeRun2020


Sunday marks 29 years since four-year-old Michael Dunahee went missing from a Victoria playground.

Dunahee was playing at the Blanshard School playground just a short distance from his family. Many people were in the area as a touch football game was happening.

After he disappeared, a massive search was launched for the little boy, but he was never found.

His mother, Crystal Dunahee, says she still hopes for some kind of answer. On Sunday, hundreds gathered at the annual Michael Dunahee 5-kilometre Fun Run and Walk held at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre.

“It’s nice to have that camaraderie, and know that people are behind you 100 per cent,” Dunahee said.

29th Annual family 5km walk/run through the beautiful streets of Equimalt supporting Child Find BC. Wheelchair, stroller and pet friendly route.


Child: 1 – 12

Adult: 13+


T-shirts can be picked up on Saturday March 21st from 10am to 12pm @ Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser St