Representatives of the Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation are celebrating a decade of supporting youth through sports with their 10th annual run on Sunday, Oct. 16.
Participants of all types are encouraged to take part in either the hilly and challenging 10-kilometre race, the stroller-friendly five-km race, or the kids fun race – all of which start and finish at North Vancouver’s Handsworth secondary, according to a press release.
New this year, the foundation has forged a permanent partnership with the Vancouver School Board’s Streetfront program, an alternative education program based at Britannia secondary that reaches vulnerable youth by combining education with physical activities and outdoor experiences to help students find their footing in life, complete their high school education and achieve their goals. Starting this year, 100 per cent of the funds raised from the run will go toward supporting their students.
Strachan Hartley was an athlete, student and community member who passed away in July 2007 at the age of 30 after a battle with non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. His friends and family created the foundation to continue his life’s mission to make a difference and raises funds and grants money to local organizations that provide opportunities for youth to achieve their full potential through sports and education.
Registration for this year’s event starts at 8 a.m., followed by the race start at 9:15 a.m.
For more information, visit shlf.ca/run.