It's a 42.2km run around one of the most beautiful cities in Canada and I'm hoping to run it in under 3hrs 30mins.
Many of you have asked if I am raising money for a charity so I've put this page together in an effort to raise some funds for the Take a Hike Foundation This is a fantastic local organzation that I am personally involved with.
Their mission statement is simply to enable at-risk youth to positively change their lives.
Take a Hike is a full-time alternative education program that engages at-risk youth through a unique combination of adventure-based learning, academics, therapy, and community involvement.
Not every student fits into the mainstream school system. Students in the Take a Hike program often struggle with issues that have inhibited their success such as drug and alcohol addiction, physical and mental abuse, criminal activity, low self-esteem, depression, and/or trauma.
Any money you can spare will have a direct impact on the lives of these students and will also give me that extra motivation to push through what I'm sure will be a challenging run.
Thank you to you all for your support.
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