February 16, 2014

Running for the record and to raise funds.

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." -Arthur Ashe

A unique opportunity came up recently to join a talented and inspiring group of female runners from Toronto to do something incredible.

Together, our team will attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for the distance run on a treadmill by twelve women in twelve hoursThe current record was set by twelve Australian women in 2003. To beat their record we will have to run at least 162 KM. Our plan is to each run for one hour over the twelve hour period with support from coaches, supporters, YMCA staff, family and friends. 
I'm slotted to run for half an hour at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. - feel free to come out to the YMCA to cheer! Click here for location details.

To support to the YMCA in their mission to provide every individual in our community with opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership.
On Saturday, March 1, 2014 as part of a one day health challenge event at YMCA locations across the Greater Toronto Area, people young and old will put themselves to the test swimming, running, cycling and boxing with the goal to raise funds to off-set the cost of YMCA programs for those – regardless of their background or economic circumstances – to live active, meaningful lives.

Support our team with a donation to the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. Click here.

Read more on the need to plan and fund for increased participation to accommodate the enthusiastic young people who are keen to try new sports.