17 Hour Movement for Mito, Regina, Oct 24, 2015

Post date: Oct 26, 2015 2:34:06 AM

What a tremendous day when Regina runners showed incredible community spirit and generosity. Fifty plus runners came out to run 4 km laps around Wascana lake, donate to Mito Canada, and support each other. Runners had 17 hours to see how much distance they could accumulate, helped by the support of race director Marsha Crossman, great volunteers, and pizza! Here are the distances everyone ran (times excluded unless two runners ran the same distance) (Please email for corrections, thanks.)

One of the runners that participated right until the 11 pm cutoff was Andy Sward of Vancouver, who has an interesting story behind his participation. Andy has been RUNNING across the country, picking up bottles as he goes, and educating folks about their environmental footprint (see millionbottlepledge.blogspot.ca). He met Jon and Marsha earlier in the week, and the next day continued his westward running, making it to Caronport by Saturday. But he was so enthused about the 17 hour run that he hopped on the greyhound bus at Caronport, bused back to Regina, ran with the group until 11 pm, bused back to Caronport on Sunday, and only then continued his cross-country journey!