6AM Runner Meets Candace Sutherland

May 21, 2010

Our very own 6AM-er, representing the 6AM running club met with Candace Sutherland (the Across-Canada-Runner) recently.  He no doubt wished her well in her effort and let her know that the 6AM Runners support her!

Hector even managed to convince her to try on our hat – which I’d say makes her an honorary 6AM runner.  It’s almost like we’re right there with her running across our great land… you know – except we get to avoid all the hard work 🙂  Keep up the good work Candace – the 6AM Running Club is with you!

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Running Accross Canada

May 14, 2010

Here is a note just sent to the 6AM Running group:

I am helping a Winnipeg teenage girl with her cross-Canada run. She will be in Fredericton this Saturday and Sunday. Here is her website:  www.candacesutherland.com

Here are some recent articles written about Candace and her mission:

http://www.trurodaily.com/News/Local/2010-05-09/article-1065748/Leading-by-example/1

http://www.amherstdaily.com/News/Local/2010-05-11/article-1083040/The-good-runner/1#

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Metro/1181377.html

http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=335920&sc=25

http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=336338&sc=25

http://www.capebretonpost.com/Living/2010-04-23/article-1036219/Teen-running-across-Canada-in-support-of-four-charities/1

http://www.ngnews.ca/News/Local/2010-05-05/article-1055708/Teenage-runner-crossing-Canada-to-benefit-four-charities/1

She and her uncle have a very low admin. account and they are just getting by.  The run has been in danger of coming to an end a few times.

Candace is on her 3rd (and last) pair of Asics runners since leaving St. John’s Newfoundland.  It will probably take between 10 and 15 pairs to cross Canada.

In any case, we are looking for a running club or group to get together and purchase 1 pair of runners for Candace to ensure that she gets another 500 miles or so further (after this pair is finished).

If you have any ideas or if you can pass this email to other running clubs, the Running Room, whatever, that would be appreciated.

I could arrange for Candace to meet with your club or any group while in Fredericton.

Thanks,

Pierre Gagné

Winnipeg, Manitoba

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We have a practical opportunity to help another runner achieve this incredible feat.  Please contact President Karl Ingersoll if you’d like to participate in helping with the shoe cost.