Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Maritime 50k Fox Run

3 Provinces
2 Borders

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The 30th Anniversary Terry Fox Run is being held on the Confederation Bridge between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island this year. The Run is on Sunday September 19th.

Ultra-Marathoner John Van Ekris and his wife Loretta have organized a 50K run to challenge local runners and honour Terry.

Given that this is a rare opportunity to run from New Brunswick to PEI, they realized if they started from Tidnish Bridge Nova Scotia, the run could include 3 provinces in one day and cross 2 provincial borders, with the final stretch at the official Confederation Bridge-Terry Fox Run. A team fundraising goal of $1,000. has been set.

Most of the runners signed on to do this have never run 50K before though most or all have run a 42.2K Full Marathon.

Alex has signed on and I have decided to go along too; biking from the start to the bridge and then walking the 12.9K bridge (no bikes allowed).

Runners participating in this Maritime 50k Fox Run are:
  • John Van Ekris
  • Rebecca Pike
  • Alex Bain
  • Doug MacEachern
  • Francis Fagan
  • Jamie Mutch
  • Michael Gaudet
  • Nancy Morris
  • Shawn McCardle
  • Ron MacDougall
  • Ken Taylor
  • Gerard MacDonald
  • Diane Boswell
  • Shawn Shea
  • Scott Clark
Another handful are still considering it and will be added here if/when they commit to it.

We'll be starting in Tidnish Bridge at 5am. I'll be parting ways with the runners in Cape Jouriman to walk across, so will arrive much later than the runners. My husband/Alex's dad will be transporting us to Tidnish Bridge, providing support to the team, if needed, from there to the Bridge and then loading my bike on the car and waiting there until the bridge opens to traffic again at 1pm. There's a potluck feast to follow...

Please consider showing your support to this group and the Terry Fox Run by sponsoring Alex or me or any of the Maritime 50k Fox Run Team.

The Team Page is here:http://my.e2rm.com/TeamPage.aspx?teamID=168074&langPref=en-CA
There you'll find links to Alex's Page, my Page as well as the other runners' pages.

"This team is open to anyone wanting to join us in our run .We have set a goal to remind us of the many contributions Terry Fox has made in our lives as well as so many others."

If you're interested in joining the Maritime 50k Fox Run contact John Van Ekris.

Thanks to all who have supported the Terry Fox Run by sponsoring Alex in past years and thanks in advance to those who will choose to do so again. Thanks to John & Loretta for organizing this.

Thank You Terry Fox

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