Time-to-Run
  



FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   Time-to-Run > Country and General Discussion > Canada
Home Forums Downloads Blogs
   
Time-to-Run on FacebookFollow TimetoRun on Twitter Running InformationUSA RunningRunning South AfricaRunning New ZealandRunning UKRunning CanadaRunning IrelandDeutsch LaufzeitRunning DenmarkSverige LöpningRunning FinlandTel Aviv Marathon Running Australia Running KenyaRunning EuropeRunning MaltaRunning NamibiaDonate for Training Advice
Canada Canadian News


McKeever for September Running Event in Calgary


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-08-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
TheEd
TheEd
 
TheEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Ttr Icon McKeever for September Running Event in Calgary

CALGARY, AB – Cross-country skier Brian McKeever, one of Canada’s most decorated Paralympians of all-time, will team up with the Foundation Fighting Blindness this fall for a unique running event to raise funding and awareness in the pursuit of a cure for inherited forms of blindness. McKeever will headline a field of 500 runners who will lace up their running shoes for the Run for Sight, a 5km run/walk event to be held at noon-hour in downtown Calgary on Thursday, September 16th.

McKeever, a Calgary native and ten-time Paralympic medalist, has Stargardt’s disease, an inherited form of degenerative blindness that has resulted in significant loss of his central vision. “I am proud to be partnering with the Foundation Fighting Blindness for such a great event in support of a cause that is near and dear for me,” commented McKeever. “These diseases impact so many families in our community and I think this event will provide a unique, fun way to create awareness while raising funds for research.”

Joining McKeever as a Run for Sight Ambassador will be Norma Bastidas, a Calgarian who has run ultramarathons and climbed mountains across the globe in support of the blind and visually impaired. In 2009 Bastidas became the fastest female in history to run seven of the planet’s most unforgiving environments, completing seven ultramarathons on seven continents in seven months. Three years ago Bastidas’ oldest son Karl, now 14, was diagnosed with Cone Rod Dystrophy, a progressive condition that causes vision loss with no cure.

“I often get credited for something that people who are living with blindness and vision impairment do everyday of their lives - overcoming huge challenges,” notes Bastidas. “We have a golden opportunity to transform retinal research in Canada, and the support provided through events such as this will help us reach this goal.”

The inaugural Run for Sight will take place in September and will follow a picturesque 5km course along the Bow River, starting and finishing at Eau Claire Park. Scheduled for 12:30pm on Thursday, September 16, the event will be a unique, weekday run that will look to engage and unite Calgary’s downtown business community.
TheEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back  Time-to-Run > Country and General Discussion > Canada


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

»

» Recent Threads
10K Sub 50 Min goal
26-11-2017 11:59 AM
by Octopus
Last post by TheEd
10-12-2017 08:03 AM
10 Replies, 444 Views
To race is but a dream...
04-10-2011 09:45 PM
Last post by TheEd
09-12-2017 06:16 PM
214 Replies, 89,468 Views
I want to run faster!
03-10-2017 09:03 AM
by AndrewL
Last post by TheEd
08-12-2017 01:29 PM
38 Replies, 3,095 Views
Sub 35
27-12-2011 12:01 AM
by jamieh
Last post by TheEd
08-12-2017 12:46 PM
529 Replies, 194,432 Views
5km Training Assistance
30-11-2009 11:06 AM
by TheEd
Last post by J.R
05-12-2017 01:04 PM
11 Replies, 8,155 Views
coming off base phase/when to up the...
13-11-2012 10:21 AM
Last post by TheEd
05-12-2017 09:44 AM
1,050 Replies, 341,153 Views
» Recent Blogs
Racing her first 10k races
18-09-2014 01:16 PM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
18-09-2014 01:16 PM
0 Replies, 33,532 Views
Intro to the athlete, MrsDuck
11-08-2014 11:16 AM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
11-08-2014 11:16 AM
0 Replies, 30,651 Views
Steve Jones Record
13-04-2014 12:46 PM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
13-04-2014 12:46 PM
0 Replies, 30,734 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2008 - 2017 Time-to-Run All Rights Reserved