Over 120 participants took to the start lines for the 2K, 5K and 10K races at Vecova’s fourth annual Strength in Abilities Run on Sunday, June 23. The weather was less than ideal but you all showed up with your umbrellas and rain ponchos ready to cross the finish line in support of persons with disabilities. We want to thank you all for your support, enthusiasm and energy at the race. The pouring rain and a poorly timed train caused a few delays and setbacks, so we appreciate your patience and understanding.
We would like to thank all our participants and volunteers for their help at this event, which supports Vecova’s programs and services for persons with disabilities. We had a number of staff, board members and clients who also participated and volunteered their time to help us make this event another success, and we truly appreciate all of their help.
With this run, we were able to recognize the strength individuals have to embrace their abilities. It is because of the support of our sponsors and donors that we are able to provide this inclusive event for persons of all abilities. We are so grateful to everyone involved, whether you were in the race, supported a friend or made a contribution.
Thank you again for all of your help and support!
Congratulations to the first, second and third place top times for each race. Participants with the top times will be contacted by email this week, so keep an eye on your inbox!
10K Top Times
1st place: Brendan M., 1001, 37:00
2nd place: Justin B., 1016, 41:47
3rd place: Andrew W., 1011, 46:08
5K Top Times
1st place: Tarm N., 4637, 24:11
2nd place: Jenny K., 4183, 24:58
3rd place: Nathan H., 4612, 28:38
2K Top Times
1st place: Kai G., 5319, 12:44
2nd place: Kim M., 5318, 12:44
3rd place: Madeline L., 5964, 16:38
Congratulations to all of our participants for their support, dedication, and enthusiasm! Please find your race times below. Names are sorted alphabetically by race:
|4647||Joyce D. S.||59:53:00|
|4646||Luigi D. S.||59:53:00|
We appreciate the support of our sponsors and donors, who helped make this event a success. With your generous contributions, we are able to build the capacity of persons with disabilities and enrich communities through leadership, innovation and collaboration.
Thank you to our main sponsor:
- BFL Canada
Thank you to our donors:
- Riverside Fitness Club
- Flying Squirrel
- CDW Canada
- Shakers Fun Centre
- Good Life Fitness
- Marlborough Mall
- Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Alberta
- Roots Canada
- Cowboys Night Club
- Play it Again Sports
- Cookies by George
- Calgary River Experience
- Notable Restaurant
- Clif Bar Canada
- New York Fries
- Big Chief Meats
- Sport Chek Crowfoot
- Cactus Club Café
- LICS – Leavitt’s Ice Cream Shop
- Beacon Hill Physiotherapy & Sport Medicine
- Kensington Wine Market
- Monarch Music
- Panago Pizza Northland