In this Issue:
- Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet
- Martin Parnell and the " Secret
- Scholarship Winner 2017 Stepfanie Johnston
- Rocks in Winter
- Upcoming Local Events:
Hypo Half February 19
- Running Room Run Club Update
- Track North News
The 2017 Sofie Manarin
And it starts again!
The Sudbury Fitness Challenge is one of the best sporting
events in this city! Colin Ward states: "I enjoy
the racing, the competition, but mostly I value the company
and friendships of all the people involved"!
Thank you to all racers, volunteers, and
families that came out to the Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet
yesterday. It was a blast and we think Sofie would have
Special shout out to Perry Sakki, Geoff
Kendall, Michelle Kendall, Alison Godwin, Marlene Tindall,
Marley Cameron, Dave Tindall, Kerry Abols, Rob Godwin,
Chris Gore, Bob Hanson, The Outside Store and many more
for their continued tireless effort to make this event
happen. Thank You!
Special News Bulletin
30 some year old Rocks!!
member, Taus Joergensen, will do almost anything to gain
a podium position. On Sunday he was observed submitting
a fictitious age to gain personal advantage. It almost
backfired on him when he only bested his only competitor
by 21 seconds. And that's with a 40 year age difference.
Good on you Taus. Everything
is fair game in the loppet. I would suggest you steer
well clear of Mr. Moustgaard until this incident settles
down a bit.
Martin Parnell and the 'Secret
Laurentian University Sudbury ROCKS!!!
Race Run Walk for Diabetes
Scholarship Winner 2017 Stepfanie Johnston
Established by Sudbury ROCKS!!! Race Run
or Walk for Diabetes, the award recognizes a Laurentian
student, in any discipline, for their commitment as a
volunteer or race participant at the Sudbury ROCKS!!!
Race Run or Walk for Diabetes (marathon, 1/2 marathon,
10km, 5km, or relay events), and for their contribution
to healthy living and diabetes awareness in the Sudbury
the Run Organizers,
As the award winner for the Laurentian University Sudbury
ROCKS!!! Race Run Walk for Diabetes Scholarship, I would
like to express my heartfelt thanks for your generosity
in providing this award. I am happy to have been selected
as this year’s recipient for this scholarship and
it will be of significant help to lighten the burden of
paying for my tuition.
I am currently wrapping up my first semester of my third
year of the Indigenous Studies Program with a minor in
Indigenous Healing and Wellness. I plan to pursue a career
in Indigenous Health by going on to graduate studies.
My studies in healthcare will allow me to advocate for,
and work with, the communities affected by issues that
I understand directly. The Sudbury ROCKS!!! Race Run Walk
for Diabetes Scholarship has provided me with the financial
opportunity to achieve the education I need, and develop
the tools necessary to move forward as, not only a practitioner,
but also a leader in the field of healthcare. With the
help of your generous contribution I am one step closer
to achieving my goals.
By awarding me the Sudbury ROCKS!!! Race Run Walk for
Diabetes Scholarship, you have lightened my financial
burden which allows me to focus more on the most important
aspect of school, which is learning. Your generosity also
allows me to spend more time on my studies, extracurricular
activities and my volunteer work at Shkagamik-Kwe Health
Centre here in Sudbury.
Thank you for your generous support!
is an Anishnaabe-Kwe from Elliot Lake, Ontario. She is
in her third year of studies at Laurentian University
for Indigenous Studies with a minor in Indigenous Healing
and Wellness. She is the female Traditional Coordinator
for the Indigenous Student Circle (ISC) at Laurentian
where she helps to coordinate events such as the first
ISC Women’s Water Walk for International Women’s
Day and Neyaap Ji-nsastaming Edming Bimaadzowin, “Bringing
Back the Understanding of the Good Life with Teachings
from Our Elders” day of teachings in February. She
also helps facilitate various workshops at the university
such as beading workshops to help bring people together
and relieve stress that can accumulate while being a student.
In her spare time, she volunteers at Shkagamik-Kwe Health
Center for the Choices program which help to provide youth
with a culturally safe place and helps them to practice
skills that will have a that will have a positive impact
on their family relationships, peer interactions and school
performance. She also spends time running, cycling and
swimming in preparation for many athletic events that
happen in Sudbury and the surrounding areas.
Her main career interest is to uplift and empower Indigenous
people and communities. She also hopes to be a strong
advocate for health care and human rights, through health
care provision, and promotion.
Rocks in Winter
There's no stopping
true Rocks!!!. Nothing slows a good Rock!! down. Not cold,
not snow, not lack of light. We always find a way to be
outdoors enjoying the north's nature and whatever it dishes
out. See some recent pics below:
Amanda and Marcie on Simon Lake
Steve and Dave on Laurentian Lake
Lise on Kivi Lake at Kivi Park
Lise and friends on fat bikes on Forest Lake at
Kate and Neil at Walden's Night Race Series
LIndsay at the Night Race
Sara at the Night Race
Maggie and friends at the Night Race
Vince's Running Room Rocks!! group on the Laurentian
Helen and friends on Loach's path
and THEN there was this...
Eva, Zavier and Brent acting up
Upcoming Local Events
February 19th, 2017
10km and 5km Races
Sudbury Running Room - View Map
Cedar Pointe Plaza
117-1984 Regent St
Sudbury, ON P3E 5S1
a.m. for ALL events
Information and Registration
Good Morning to everyone on this snowy morning :)
We've definitely been anticipating
this week for a few months now if your like myself
your excited for this coming Sunday yes I am talking
about the Hypothermic 5km, 10km and Half Marathon
events. This year is the first year that I can remember
that we have sold out of the event great job everyone.
The number of runners is 121 participants huge improvement
from 45 last year I'm very happy about the result.
The Kit Pick-up for all events is
Saturday from 10am to 5pm, we will also include a
meal ticket that you will need to get into the brunch
after the race at Buzzy Browne's. there will be someone
at the door collecting the tickets. I am excited to
see everyone do well and enjoy themselves, we are
supposed to have mild weather as well which will make
for a fantastic event. I look forward to seeing everyone.
ALL EVENTS START AT 9AM
Your Sudbury Team
Eric, Ania, Cassandra, Alex, Bernadette
We have FREE run club
Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
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