Evan is a 13year old boy who suffered a severe brain injury 8 years ago as a result of mitochondrial disease rendering him a non-verbal spastic quadriplegic. Evan struggles every day to cope with chronic pain, low energy levels, and overall quality of life. Evan knows better than anyone how thankful we should be for our health and is inspired to see others, especially kids, being active, having fun and making the most of everyday life.
Evan is our inspiration for this family oriented event that includes a safe, fun non-competitive race for kids as well as a sprint triathlon or duathlon (individual and team). Truly something for the whole family.
Space is limited. Register early so you aren't disappointed.
MitoCanada was started by the Penny family when Evan began his struggle with Mitochondrial disease.
Mitochondrial disease affects 1 in 5,000 people and is a genetic disease that affects both children and adults. Mitochondria are the ‘power plants’ of our cells that provide the body with all of the energy it needs to sustain life. Mitochondrial disease is at the core of many more well-known diseases that affect millions of people globally - Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, ALS, and many others. There are minimal therapies and no cure.
Be There Races supports MitoCanada by donating a portion of race registration fees each year. Help us raise money for this great cause when you register for the Last Chance Half Marathon by making a donation and/or gathering pledges from your friends and family. Send this registration link to your friends and tell them to choose "pledge participant" on the left hand side to search your name and make a pledge.
Race package pick up will be on Thursday, June 7 at Speed Theory (735A 10th Ave SW) from 3:00 - 6:00. Race day package pick up is by request only for our out of town athletes. Please contact us if you require race day package pick up.
June 9 9:00 AM MDT - Triathlon Start
June 9 9:05 AM MDT - Duathlon Start
June 9 11:30 AM MDT - Kids race start