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2nd Annual- Across the Nation Run in Isolation

A personal campaign sponsored by Andrew Flower

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I'm organizing a FUN RUN event while raising funds for mental health!

How did it start?

The idea started while going on a walk during the start of quarantine in March 2020. I was feeling the lack of motivation to run, as all sports/fun run events were cancelled. I knew that I wasn't alone in needing a goal or competition as motivation to stay active.

Why Mental Health?

Isolation during quarantine is a tough time for everyone. This is especially true when many of the activities that relieve stress such as running, aren't available during the pandemic. To combat this, I felt that organizing a run to get people outside, active and relieving stress all while raising money for Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) was a perfect 1,2 punch to help with mental health.

That's why I created 'Across the Nation Run in Isolation' a fun run for all skill levels, while raising money for mental health.


How does it work?

SIGN UP ON FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE! https://www.facebook.com/events/487254739312690?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A%2229%22%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3A%22plan_user_joined%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&notif_id=1616794238426773&notif_t=plan_user_joined&ref=notif

Don't have Facebook? See the sign up sheet below!

https://forms.gle/Gu3aehSiSS52d1pb9

1. Donate on this page to CMHA for a great cause!! --- More detailed instructions are on the facebook page (link above)

2. Sign up for a distance category 2K, 5K,10K, 15K, 21K, 42K.
3. TRAIN TRAIN TRAIN!
4. On race day MAY 15th, 2021 participants will their run using the Runkeeper/Strava app or smart watch. Where is the run loop you ask? Anywhere, that's the beauty of it. Choose your favorite local running path!
5. Participants take a screen shot and post on the facebook event page to show that they completed the race!


How did the '1st-Annual Across the Nation Run in Isolation' event in 2020 go?

This small idea turn into something way bigger than imagined! The 2020 "1st Annual- Across the Nation Run in Isolation" event was a major success raising upwards of $20,000. With close 150 participants from Victoria-Halifax and even some internationally in Scotland and Australia! The generosity and excitement was truly inspiring! Below are a few of smiling faces from last year!




I can't wait see what comes of the 2nd Annual- ANRI event!



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