You may have noticed that I’ve been hitting up the Grouse Grind a lot lately. After doing my first double Grind this week, I’ve decided to test my limits and see how many I can do in one day. I will be participating in the Multi-Grind Challenge on June 21 from 4am to 10pm and my goal is to do 6 Grinds for a total of almost 18 km and over 5,000 metres elevation gain. It’s a lofty goal for me but if ultra running has taught me anything it’s to just go for it!!!
Please consider making a donation to the BC Children’s Hospital which I am fundraising for through the Grind for Kids program for the duration of the Grouse Grind season. The BC Children’s Hospital provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and is the only hospital in BC devoted exclusively to children. Medical staff treated more than 78,000 children last year. I know a couple families who have unfortunately needed the BC Children’s Hospital recently and have heard only good things about the care they received. Through the fundraising site, you can make a one-time donation or pledge per grind that I complete. Every little bit helps them continue their amazing work!
BONUS! I’ve got some awesome prizes to give away to help raise awareness for my fundraising efforts and to thank everyone for their support! Please share this post!
How to win!
Step 1: Join my Mountain Mondays Facebook group.
Step 2: Come out to our Monday evening Grouse Grinds (June 6, 13, 20, 27) and/or my Multi-Grind Challenge (June 21) to receive 1 entry into the draw per grind completed!
Altra Running Olympus trail runners
The Altra Olympus (valued at $189.99) are my favourite trail runners. They are a max-cushioned trail shoe with a Vibram outsole which enhances traction in uphill and downhill terrain. An impressive 36mm stack height runs evenly from front to back and features an A-Bound bottom layer to add a spring to each step and EVA top layer to take the bite out of the rugged terrain. And like every Altra shoe, the FootShape toe box keeps your feet happy, relaxed, and stable through uphill climbs and downhill descents.
Huge thank you to Altra Running for generously donating this amazing prize.
Note: shipping available within Canada only.
5 Peaks Cypress race registration
The 5 Peaks Cypress race (valued at $45) takes place on Saturday, July 16 and the winner can choose either the 6 km sport course or 11 km endure course. Find out more at 5Peaks.com.
Huge thank you to 5 Peaks for generously donating this prize.
Great Climate Race registration
The Great Climate Race (valued at $20-41) takes place on Sunday, October 30 and the winner can choose either the 2.5 km or 10 km distance both of which are open to runners and walkers. Find out more at greatclimaterace.org.
Huge thank you to the Great Climate Race for generously donating this prize.
West Van Run registration
The West Van Run takes place on March 4 & 5, 2017 and the winner can choose either the 5 km or 10 km distance. Find out more at westvanrun.com.
Huge thank you to the West Van Run for generously donating this prize.
Hosted by the VanRun running group, VanRace is Canada’s only 15 km / 30 km event! The second annual VanRace takes place on August 28 and the winner can choose from either distances. Find out more at vanrace.ca.
Huge thank you to VanRace for generously donating this prize.
Tynehead 5/8/12-hour race registration
The 5th annual Tynehead Race takes place on July 9, 2016 at the Tynehead Regional Park. Participants will be able to loop around the 4k paved park until they reach their desired time/distances. This year there is a Half Marathon, Full Marathon, 5, 8 and 12 hour option. Find out more at wetcoastevents.com.
Huge thank you to Wet Coast Events for generously donating this prize.