When it comes to racing Nathan Wadhwani and Soraiya Abdulla have it down pat. With both local athletes winning first male and female overall they each have a collection of jackets, glass & kitchen wear and coveted medals from our annual Canada Day Charity 8k in Pitt Meadows.
For Race Directors Eric & Lorie Muller, we couldn't ask for much more. The new Canada Day event committee worked tirelessly for months on this LEGACY event combining the Lion's Pancake Breakfast, the 16th annual run, the ceremonies and the festival which included Hockey Day and several vendors in Spirit Square. The BUZZ was GREAT!! So positive and inviting for ALL. There was something for everyone, whether running in the early hours or playing hockey through out the day, there was something to do, watch or be involved with for a better part of the day July 1st.
With over 300 participants in the 8k and kids race Athletes In Kind raised over $15,000 for the BC Childhood Cancer Parents Association. Scotia Bank matched all sales on July 1st totaling almost $5000.00, the rest was brought in through registration and online t-shirt sales.
We are proud of our Volunteers, nearly 50 of them!! They start at 4:30am and don't stop til the event is over. They are helpful, smiling and willing to do what it takes to get the job done. Our Sponsors are amazing with managers of both Thrifty Foods and Scotia Bank coming out to help the RACE CREW volunteers with scooping ice-cream, serving food, selling AIK gear, registering walk ups, handing out medals to every participant.
Graphix Unlimited, the News, Impact Magazing, Slyce Hair Studio, Stomping Grounds Cafe & Bistro, Cap's Westwood Cycle,Custom Strapz, Panago, the Runners Den, Saucony, SOLE Experience Running Company and our presenting sponsor WEST COAST AUTO GROUP. All give something to this race to make it happen, from the water station in Osprey to a new bike for the most money raised by an individual child to fully outfitting an adult athlete in running gear for the same. Cash donations from sales made on Canada Day to coffee and pizza for the Volunteers and participants. The medals, prizing, giveaways, posters and a budget to work with all make this race possible and allow for 100% of proceeds to go to our cause.
This RACE is a great community event for Pitt Meadows on Canada Day, WE are proud to be working together to create such a "PURPOSE DRIVEN" run in our city with GREAT Volunteers, Supporters, Friends & Family.
Thank-you for the opportunity to be your RACE Directors once again
"enjoy your RUN"
Eric & Lorie Muller
Our Sponsors support the cause:
- SAUCONY is our athletic sponsor partnered with the Runners' Den they are offering a great incentive this year with SAUCONY running gear for the 8k participant that raises the most pledges online.
- Cap's Westwood Cycle is back for the 4 year with AIK and offering a "NEW BIKE" for the child participant that raises the most online pledges this year.
- Great prizing, winner gifts, custom medals
- New vendors in the Run City expo this year...
Matching program for 9 years in a row.
WEST COAST AUTO GROUP-
Presenting sponsor 5th year in a row.