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Quebec ultra-marathon runner Joan Roch is shown in a handout photo. Roch is preparing for a nearly 8,000 kilometre run from the most southern point of the United States to Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula. PHOTO PC/HO-Joan Roch

Quebec ultra-marathoner preparing to run nearly 8,000 km from Florida to Quebec

Roch will run an average of 52 km – over a marathon – a day in order to finish in 5 months

 

Harjinder Dahliwhal of the Abbotsford Trail Running Club makes his way through the Valley Vertikiller course. (Mark Wessner photo)

Valley Vertikiller set for Abbotsford trails on Oct. 8

Event is a key fundraiser for Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue

 

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, wins the final in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ashley Landis

De Grasse leads Canada to men’s 4x100m relay gold at world championships

Canadians set a national record and world-leading time of 37.48 seconds Saturday

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, wins the final in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ashley Landis
Dave Proctor ran across Canada in 68 days to beat the record for the fastest cross-country run. On Wednesday, July 20, he passed through Aldergrove. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Record-breaking cross-Canada run passes through Langley, Fraser Valley

Dave Proctor wrapped up his run on Thursday, July 21

Dave Proctor ran across Canada in 68 days to beat the record for the fastest cross-country run. On Wednesday, July 20, he passed through Aldergrove. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack woman to celebrate birthday with 100-km ultra marathon fundraiser for Special Olympics

Kalyn Head will mark her 25th birthday with a fundraiser run from Chilliwack to Vancouver

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The annual Run for Water event in Abbotsford took place Sunday, May 29, leaving and ending on Bevan Avenue outside of Mill Lake Park. Almost 1,300 people took part in the 5 km and 10 km events. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Almost 1,300 racers come out for Abbotsford’s Run for Water

Fundraiser for clean water in Ethiopia returns to in-person event

The annual Run for Water event in Abbotsford took place Sunday, May 29, leaving and ending on Bevan Avenue outside of Mill Lake Park. Almost 1,300 people took part in the 5 km and 10 km events. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Runners explode of the finish line at the 2016 Run For Water event. This year’s race is set for May 29. (File photo)

Abbotsford’s Run For Water returns to traditional format for 15th edition

Local fundraising event set for May 29 at Mill Lake Park, first group run since 2019

Runners explode of the finish line at the 2016 Run For Water event. This year’s race is set for May 29. (File photo)
Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

B.C. resident aims to provide safe water, become first woman to run across Africa

Veronique Bourbeau plans to run 13,000 kilometres over the course of a year

Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Chilliwack Realtor Jayden Lee, along with his buddy Cameron Van Klei, ran 103 kilometres to BC Children’s Hospital to raise money for the medical facilty that helped him during his teenage years when he was diagnosed with leukemia. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Cancer survivor raises over $125,000 running from Chilliwack to B.C. Children’s Hospital

Jayden Lee and good friend Cameron Van Klei covered 103 kilometres and raised $125,367.72

Chilliwack Realtor Jayden Lee, along with his buddy Cameron Van Klei, ran 103 kilometres to BC Children’s Hospital to raise money for the medical facilty that helped him during his teenage years when he was diagnosed with leukemia. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Abbotsford’s Jenny Quilty had an impressive summer at several ultramarathon events over the summer. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Quilty finishes successful summer on the trails

Local ultramarathoner has top finishes in events in Alberta and Quebec

Abbotsford’s Jenny Quilty had an impressive summer at several ultramarathon events over the summer. (Submitted)
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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

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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

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)
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

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