2014 Mundy Park Charity Race Registration is now open!
Race Date: Friday, April 25th
2013 RACE REPORT!!
Sponsored by Scotia bank,New Balance,Gallaghers Coffee House,Red Robin, Cobs breads, Thrifty Foods,Cap's Westwood Cycle, the Runners Den, and SOLE Experience Running Company, the News,& Graphix Unlimited.
Special thanks to all our dedicated Volunteers Inc. Coquitlam Fire Dept.BC Ambulance Paramedics, parents, friends & family
It was a wet, wet day on the trail this year but there were so many smiling faces you would never have known. 144 registered participants this year, 137 raced. Our participant roster was down from 2012 but we raised more than double the funds Thanks to the brilliant Race Roster a new company we are working with was able to set up ONLINE donations a visible button when you registered or to send your friends and families to so that they may pledge a participant.Scotia bank has been our partner for 5 years and has always matched the sales of merchandise at AIK events, this year we sold more than ever before with "SWAG BAGS" being the most popular item of the day. At $25 AIK gross' $50 for our cause.This year we enjoyed the dynamic voice of CHELSEA HOBBIS from SONIC 104.9 popular with the kids Chelsea kept us smiling in the rain with all her wit and constant THANK-YOU's to our many Sponsors. This year we offered a prize for the most online pledging which was awarded to the Charboneau brothers Sam & Jack a gift card each from Red Robin. Jack was also the winner of the 3.5k race in which he received a pair of New Balance shoes provided by the Runners Den.
Athletes In Kind has the most dedicated volunteers we have ever had the pleasure to work with, ranging from age 13-71, they all work very hard at making sure the participants are safe on the trail and that everyone feels they are taking care of in the expo. From our Gallagher's Coffee Bar to the beautiful custom medals provided for each and every participant sponsored by SOLE Experience Running Company. Participants enjoyed healthy post race snacks from Cobs Bread & Thrifty Foods "chocolate milk" being the popular recovery drink of choice. Special Thanks to the Coquitlam Fire Dept. for their early arrival and help with set up in the pouring rain, the fire fighters of the Mariner Hall also donated $600 dollars to the purchase of 24 "SWAG BAGS" for the first 24 kids to check in on race day matched by Scotia bank. Thank-you to Dave & Suzanne Dunbar, Les & Cecilia Maerov of the BC Childhood Cancer Parents Association for coming out to support Athletes In Kind and share their personal story of the tragic loss of their children to the disease and really help us to understand what these kind of events do to benefit the families that are struggling financially because of childhood Cancer.
Our hope as Race Directors is that the event will grow & kids will look forward to this race every year and bring a friend. We have lots of ideas on how to improve this event but we need your help in spreading the word.
enjoy "Purposeful Running" always,
your Race Director
Check YOU TUBE for race videos from 2009-2012.
Race Day registration is available for $25 "waiting just helps our cause that much more" thank-you!
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