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Abbotsford’s Run For Water transforms into Upstream Challenge for 2021

Throughout the month of May participants can take on a number of different activities in the Valley

 

20-year-old Merritt man Darius Sam raised over $100,000 for the Nicola Valley Food Bank after his attempt to run 100 miles in 24 hours gained widespread attention. Sam will be attempting the feat again Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, this time to raise awareness on the topic of addiction. (Contributed)

Merritt man attempts to run 100-miles in 24 hours for addiction awareness

After raising $110,000 for the food bank in his first 100-mile try, Sam is focusing on a new cause

 

Jeff Clarkson and his son Logan, 3, go for a run in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kari Clarkson, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Runners find joy in virtual racing during COVID-19 pandemic

Canada’s road racing season was about to begin when COVID-19 hit in March

 

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack will be running 100 kilometres on her birthday, July 23, to raise money for Chilliwack Community Services. (Submitted)

B.C. woman ready to celebrate 23rd birthday by running 100 km for charity

‘One hundred kilometres on my birthday sounded fun,’ said marathon runner Kalyn Head

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack will be running 100 kilometres on her birthday, July 23, to raise money for Chilliwack Community Services. (Submitted)
Run for Water: Local man raises $100,000 running 100 miles in 30 hours

Run for Water: Local man raises $100,000 running 100 miles in 30 hours

Kevin Barata ran up and down Ledgeview Trails 32 times, exceeding elevation of Mt. Everest

Run for Water: Local man raises $100,000 running 100 miles in 30 hours
Abbotsford’s Kevin Barata plans to run 100 miles to raise money for Run for Water. (Submitted)

Abbotsford long-distance runner launches Run for Water fundraiser

Kevin Barata plans to run 100 miles over 30 hours on May 29, exceeding elevation of Mt. Everest

Abbotsford’s Kevin Barata plans to run 100 miles to raise money for Run for Water. (Submitted)
Chelley Carvelli was one of four runners who took part in the “San Juasn’t” half marathon on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The event was created by trainer Shelley Hatfield after the San Juan Island Half, which her team trained more than a year for, was cancelled. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Fraser Valley trainer brings ‘San Juasn’t’ half marathon to her team after race cancelled in U.S.

It was a full half-marathon experience for just four runners with spectators, noise-makers and more

Chelley Carvelli was one of four runners who took part in the “San Juasn’t” half marathon on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The event was created by trainer Shelley Hatfield after the San Juan Island Half, which her team trained more than a year for, was cancelled. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
The annual Run For Water event has been rebranded as the Alone Together Run for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford’s Run For Water morphs into Alone Together Run

2020 edition of popular fundraiser will see runners compete virtually

The annual Run For Water event has been rebranded as the Alone Together Run for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Facebook photo)
Abbotsford’s Kevin Barata competes one of his 34 loops during the Quarantine Backyard Ultra event on April 4. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Barata finishes tied for 15th in Quarantine Backyard Ultra

Local long distance runner completes 34 loops of 6.7 kilometres once an hour at solo race event

Abbotsford’s Kevin Barata competes one of his 34 loops during the Quarantine Backyard Ultra event on April 4. (Submitted)
The Quarantine Backyard Ultra race will see runners from all over the world compete for the coveted Golden Toilet Roll. (Instagram)

Abbotsford runners competing in Quarantine Backyard Ultra race

Over 1,500 racers from 40 countries participating in unique long distance running event

The Quarantine Backyard Ultra race will see runners from all over the world compete for the coveted Golden Toilet Roll. (Instagram)
A few days after Langley runner Sarah Inglis realized her long-standing dream of representing her native Scotland, it was put on hold (file)

B.C. runner ‘a bit gutted’ that COVID-19 virus concerns postponed major event

Organizers of World Half-Marathon Championships in Gydnia, Poland delay till October

A few days after Langley runner Sarah Inglis realized her long-standing dream of representing her native Scotland, it was put on hold (file)
Kelowna’s Malindi Elmore competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. (Contributed)

B.C. woman crowned the fastest female marathon runner in Canadian history

Malindi Elmore ran an incredible 2:24:50 at the Houston Marathon

Kelowna’s Malindi Elmore competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. (Contributed)