Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Run 2009

The Great Pumpkin Run –Doing it for the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation! by Martie H.

                   On Sunday October 25th IFers came out in droves to lend their support for their local hospital. The morning was brisk but that didn’t stop participants of all ages from dressing up and showing their pre-Halloween spirit.


With so many family friendly options there was an event for everybody to get involved in whether it was the 1k walk/run or the 5 k walk/run.  A local band got us and warmed up and ready to run. We all lined up under the orange and black balloons on the grounds of the hospital to begin our race.  A quick and hilly route took us through beautiful White Rock providing gorgeous ocean views along the way.  We ran with hippies, a muscle man and various heroes.

 


Upon our return we were greeted by family band, delicious healthy snacks and story time for the kids.  What a great opportunity to get active with the whole family and lead by example. A great time was had by all and we helped contribute to foundation funds new life-saving equipment and health initiatives for our community.

 Can’t wait to see you all next year!


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