Run for Rest raises funds for Matthew’s House in Abbotsford

Fourth annual event was held Sunday at Mill Lake Park

More than 75 people came out for the fourth annual Run for Rest on Saturday, raising more than $1,000 for Matthew’s House.

Participants of all ages and abilities came out to walk or run the 5 km route around Mill Lake in Abbotsford. The first person to cross the finish line was Graham Moffatt, who is visiting from Nottingham, England.

“I try to find a run to take part in whenever I travel,” he explained. “It’s a great way to get to know a community.”

This is the second year that the Running Room sponsored the event and provided online registration, the inflatable arch, race bibs and time clock.

Manager Wendy Jordan-Oliver said this kind of community run is exactly the kind of event that Running Room likes to support.

“Once I found out how Matthew’s House supports families, I knew it was something that we needed to be a part of,” she said.

Second-place finisher was eight-year-old Elijah McKechnie, whose mother also participated in the run. Third place went to Kevin Bredeman.

The Run for Rest raises funds for Matthew’s House, which supports families by providing quality care for children who live with complex care needs.

Several of the children staying at Matthew’s House participated in the event as well. For the organizers, it was encouraging to see so many families with children come out to support families in this way.

“It’s so appropriate that this event is supported by parents, grandparents and children of all ages and abilities,” said Alan Cavin, director of resource development for Matthew’s House. “It’s awesome to see families supporting families. We appreciate all the runners and walkers who came out this year.”

Visit for more information.

Just Posted

Large drug bust yields fentanyl and carfentanil

Abbotsford Police launch investigation after spike in overdose deaths

Funding for new child care spaces in Abbotsford

Money will create 125 new spaces at two locations

Pastor’s gift of his own kidney potentially life-altering for churchgoer

Transplant for Abbotsford resident scheduled for next month

Crown appeals stay against Jamie Bacon in Surrey Six killings

B.C.’s prosecution service says judge’s decision reveals ‘errors of law’

Site C dam goes ahead, cost estimate now up to $10.7 billion

Premier John Horgan says Christy Clark left him no other choice

VIDEO: New series takes in-depth look at sexual harassment in B.C.

Black Press takes a hard look at sexual harassment in B.C.

B.C. teacher suspended after explicit images projected to class

Jeffrey Rohin Muthanna had been viewing porn on a school laptop for two years

Man who pledged to give B.C. hockey team millions charged with fraud

Mike Gould has since repaid $8,000 he allegedly owed Cranbrook restaurant, owner says

UPDATED: Byelection lawsuit cost Langley City $27,000

Last-place candidate Serena Oh failed to convince the Supreme Court to hear her case.

Strong economy fuels housing sales in B.C.: report

Economist says demand for houses is being supported by a large number of millennials entering the market

Tequila, hammers and knives: what not to bring on an airplane

Vancouver International Airport staff provide tips on travelling during the holidays

More than 20,000 pounds of garbage removed from riverside homeless camps

Two camps taken down last week on the banks of the Fraser and Chilliwack rivers

New fighter-jet competition to have national ‘economic interest’ requirement

Trudeau government wants to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s with 88 new fighters by as early as 2025

The top-binged shows on Netflix in 2017

Which show did you cheat on your spouse with by watching ahead?

Most Read