In this Issue:
- 2nd Annual Trek for Cancer Snowshoe
- Sudbury Rocks!!! Couples Who Run
- The number of marathons in Ontario
may surprise you
- Upcoming Local Events:
- Running Room Run Club Update
- Track North News
2nd Annual Trek for Cancer
Snowshoe Fun Run
Participants take part in the Northern
Cancer Foundations Trek for Cancer Snowshoe Fun Run
at Kivi Park in Sudbury, Ont. on Sunday March 5, 2017.
More than 200 participants took part in the event raising
over $100,000 due in part to Lily Fielding matching
all the donations.
Donato/Sudbury Star/Postmedia Network
A record turnout bolstered
by a generous donation helped turn Sunday's Trek
for Cancer Snowshoe Run a record-setting event.
Held at Kivi Park in support of the Northern Cancer
Foundation, the event got a boost when Lily Fielding
announced she would, from her own pocket, match
every donation they receive.
Darren MacDonald for sudbury.com
Snowshoe trek cancer
fundraiser brings in more than $100K
Thanks to a donation from Kivi
Park patron and philanthropist Lily Fielding,
Northern Cancer Foundation event an incredible
A record turnout
bolstered by a generous donation helped turn
Sunday's Trek for Cancer Snowshoe Run a record-setting
Held at Kivi Park
in support of the Northern Cancer Foundation,
the event got a boost when Lily Fielding announced
she would, from her own pocket, match every
donation they received.
the foundations executive director, said the
event was already a success, with more than
200 people signing up to strap on the shoes
and help fight cancer.
"It was an
amazing day,” Laughren said. “We
had a great kids run, then we had the 3K, 5.5K
and 7.5K. And with Lily Fielding's matching
donation, we raised more than $100,000 —
on a snowshoe track!"
Her donation helped
them reach supporters, who knew whatever they
gave would be immediately doubled as a result.
heard about our event, and we've been working
really closely with Kivi Park, and they've been
amazing,” Laughren said. “And she
said, you know what, whatever they raise, I
want to match. So we put that out there and
said to people, look, we're really excited about
this — and the donations really did come
in. It was an impetus for a lot of people to
The event is one
of several held each year in Sudbury in support
of the fight against cancer. When asked why
people show strong support for the events, Laughren
said residents want to support events that helps
people in their own community.
"I think people
have really rallied around their cancer centre,”
she said. “They know that every dollar
we raised is used locally and stays to support
the cancer centre. And I think that's really
important to people, to know that their donation
is supporting their community."
Plenty of local
businesses stepped up to support them as well,
and a lot of people just dropped in to make
a donation without strapping on the snowshoes.
The money they raised, Laughren said, will go
to wherever the need is greatest.
equipment or patient care or research, it will
probably be allocated along all three of those
priorities of the foundation," she said.
"The world class research that we have
going here, it's always a challenge to find
funds for it. We always need new equipment.
“So all that,
as well as our patient care funds. Those are
our highest used funds right now, money that
helps the patients out."
navigating the Kivi 7k loop
Liz and her volunteers (of which Vince
and Lise were part of) for running such
a great event! It was well publicized
and the numbers showed. Last years event
was run out of the Walden ski trails
and this years choice was the super
popular Kivi Park. Participants were
given a variety of routes to choose
from. Anywhere from 1 km to the new
7 km trails. I took on the 7k challenge
(had to defend my title) and completed
the course in a time of 49:52. There
was a nice bonfire at the start/finish
line to warm the body before the race
and your sodden feet after the race.
Trekkers were offered maple syrup on
a stick and chili as the post event
meal. I’m looking forward to doing
this ever growing trek/ snowshoe fun
run next year.
**SudburyRocks!! Couples Who Run**
committee member Heather, and her family. She comes
to us from the Canadian Diabetes Association as the
Programs, Services, and Partnerships Coordinator.
"To be honest, I'm not a runner
at all! But after having been on the committee for a
couple of years now, I finally got a chance to walk
the 5K in 2016. I was on Maternity Leave, my daughter
was two months old, and my husband and I walked the
5K with her in her stroller!"
See you all on run day
Upcoming Local Events
E N D I N G
T H E
R U N/ W A L K
1km Kids Run and 5km Walk/Run
Rotary Park Trails
There is a new event coming to Sudbury the Unbreakable
Spring Open 5km taking place on April 23rd, the kids
1km starts at 10am while the 5km starts at 10:30am.
Have a great rest of your day and see you at Run
Club Wednesday night at 6pm.
Your Sudbury Team,
Eric, Ania, Cassandra, Alex, and Bernadette
We have FREE run club
Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
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