Run Canada Month

Run Canada (RC) Month is entering its second year with the purpose of promoting running to people of all ages across Canada. This year's Run Canada Month will be April 2013 and will focus on four main priorities; the Run Canada Races, Run Canada School Program, media engagement and Endurance Group support.

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Running Partners


Funds raised through Run Canada month in 2013 will go to support Canada's World Championships marathoners in their build up to the 2013 Moscow Championships. Over the past 12 months Canada's elite marathoners have enjoyed a resurgence punctuated by three athletes, Reid Coolsaet, Dylan Wykes and Eric Gillis, achieving the Olympic A standard and represent Canada at the London Games. Last year's fundraising initiative provided them with the support necessary to pursue high altitude training camps that allowed them to make Canada one of only three countries with all three finishers in the top 30. This year we will be supporting our World Championships Marathoners. Athletics Canada has committed to do everything they can to send a full team to the Moscow World Championships. A similar tactic was taken in 2009 with Coolsaet and Wykes representing Canada at the Berlin World Championships. Both athletes point to that experience as a key stepping stone to London.

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