Monday, July 20, 2015

Run Happy, Run Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Half Marathon (5k 10k)

Yowzers, of all the races I have paced the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Half Marathon 2015 takes the cake!

Much loved Brooks representative Kathy Turner, WFPS race director Jonathan Torchia, and City Park Runners owner/operator Erick Oland have combined forces to create the WFPS Run Happy Pace Team.

Fifteen pacers from a field of 50 applicants will pace all levels of runners ranging from blistering fast to let's getter-done.  All pacers will be fully decked out with matching Brooks shirts, shorts, and kicks! Pretty sweet deal indeed. 

I have had the good fortune of pacing all three previous WFPS Half Marathons so I am over-the-moon pleased to once again pace this year's event.

When asked by Jonathan why I want to be a pacer I replied...

... because running makes me happy and I like to share the happiness...

And when pressed a little further I added...

...I want to be a role model for men and women my age. If I can do it, surely they can too...

Proceeds from the WFPS Half Marathon (5k & 10k) support The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a cause near and dear to Ted's Run for Literacy. Many of you know Ted Swain died from cardiac complications in 2009.  Ted's legend lives on, but oh how he is missed.

Just as Ted's Run for Literacy believes the cycle of childhood poverty can be broken, Jonathan and his crew see a Manitoba free of heart disease and stroke. 

You better not procrastinate at the REGISTER NOW button too long. This race will fill up soon. 

What are you waiting for? 

Come run happy with me!

It's a good day to be alive.


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