Monday, September 3, 2012

Ted's Run For Literacy, 2012

Dear Runners,

Last October many of you participated in the first annual Ted’s Run for Literacy at Kildonan Park in Winnipeg. Thanks to runners such as you and our wonderful sponsors, Ted’s Run donated $3500 to Start2Finish, a national organization that promotes literacy and physical activity in disadvantaged neighborhoods in cities across Canada. The money we raise through Ted’s Run stays in Winnipeg and directly supports running and reading clubs at three innercity schools; Shaughnessy Park, Sister MacNamara, and William Whyte Community School. This year our goal is to donate $5000 to Start2Finish and we need your help!

Please accept this as your personal invitation to register for the second annual Ted’s Run for Literacy. We have implemented a number of improvements such as:
  • Economical registration fees including a very affordable family rate.
  • A re-certified course, which allows for the start and finish lines to be very close together.
  • We are a Timex Series run (the last one of the season).
  • We are using chip timing.
  • A new 2 k and 4 k fun race, which will not interfere with the 10 k lead runners.
  • An effort to be the most environmentally friendly race in the city.
  • A lead cyclist to guide faster runners. 

Ted’s Run is on October 21 at Kildonan Park. The early bird registration ends on September 30. All early bird registrants will be eligible to win a men’s or women’s watch valued at $500. The early bird registration fee is $30 (adult) and $10 (youth). After September 30th the fees are $35 and $15.

Men's Citizen Eco-Drive Watch valued at $500

Women's Citizen Eco-Drive Watch valued at $500.
Ted Swain was active in Winnipeg’s running community. Those that knew him will remember a gentle and patient man. Ted was also an English teacher at Vincent Massey Collegiate. Ted died from heart failure in May 2009 after completing the Police half-marathon. Ted’s Run is our attempt to honor a most remarkable man and his two passions, running and reading. Please join us on October 21 at Kildonan Park.

Click here to register or click here to contact me directly.
Ted’s Run Race Committee is:

Joan Swain
Pat Button                                         
Darcie Wadelius                 
Petra Rapmund       
Connie Lowe                                     
Aldo Furlan                           
Sherri Grandmont   
Roger Berrington                              
Joanne Schiewe                   
Linda Klaric              
Christy Zamzow                                
Sandra Danberg  
Michael Bennett 

It's a good day to be alive.  

:>)  Mike