We’d like to send out a big thank you to all of our 2016 BMO Vancouver Marathon runners, fundraisers, and volunteers. You guys rock! We had 36 team members running the full marathon, the half marathon, and the eight km run, with people coming all the way from Ontario, New Jersey, and Shanghai! We hope to have just as inspiring a turnout next year! Our awesome Team of Heroes raised $23,500 for Vancouver’s inner-city kids this year. That’s enough to provide 80 children with two meals a day over summer break! The money raised this year will go towards supporting our break-time programs, and help ensure that vulnerable children have access to services they need while schools are closed.
We’d also like to give a special shout out to our amazing volunteers, who manned our water station at Second Beach. This included a team of our own KidLink youth who did a great job setting up our station and cheering on all the runners that came our way. Fantastic work, KidSafe volunteers!