Friday, May 6, 2011

Ted's Run

Ted Swain was an avid runner and as a teacher of English, was passionate about reading and literature. His passions inspired thousands of students and hundreds of runners. Tragically, Ted passed away on May 3rd, 2009 following his successful finish of the Police Half Marathon. In Ted’s memory we have established Ted’s Run for Literacy. The money generated from the run will be donated to Start2Finish, Empower Kids For Life, a charitable organization that supports reading and physical activity within Winnipeg’s central schools, a fitting legacy for Ted.
Ted's Run will include a 5 kilometer family-fun-run and a fully sanctioned, timed 10 kilometer run. The race is a looped course starting at Kildonan Park.
Many of us ran with Ted, indeed many of us were trained by Ted. He is remembered always for his patience, his love of running, and his huge welcoming grin. Shortly after he died I blogged a memorial post to which many of you contributed.
Please save the date and send this link to all your runner pals.
Ted liked it when I ended my blog posts with "It's a good day to be alive". This one's for him.
Race Director and old friend, Mike
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