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8 runners, 8 days, 800 km raised over $180K for Wounded Warriors BC

The runners finished the last leg of the run in Victoria on March 3

They endured all sorts of weather from snow to rain during Wounded Warrior BC the 800 km run from Port Hardy to Victoria.

A group of eight runners started the relay-style challenge on Feb. 25 at Carrot Bay Park in Port Hardy and over eight days traversed down the Island to Victoria’s Market Square for the grand finale.

The runners ranged from police officers to firefighters, to military members to paramedics, to service dog handlers.

The Wounded Warrior Run BC was started in 2013 by two Canadian Armed Forces members, and over the years has become an annual event.

The run aims to raise funds and awareness for Wounded Warriors Canada and help veterans and first responders as well as their families feel safe, supported and understood.

Runners were supported along the way by friends, families and various community members who offered coffee, cinnamon buns and even a home-cooked meal at the Campbell River Legion Branch 137.

So far the run has raised more than $180,000 to meet its goal of $250,000.

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Jen Zielinski

About the Author: Jen Zielinski

I graduated from the broadcast journalism program at BCIT. I also hold a bachelor of arts degree in political science and sociology from Thompson Rivers University. I was also a reporter for Castanet and CBC. I am a volunteer with Okanagan Humane Society.
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