I’m a 50 year old husband and father of 3. I’m usually up for anything. I’ve been running seriously since around 2000 when I started adventure racing and they told me “if you want to bike and paddle you’re required to run”. So starting as a reluctant runner I’ve run a lot of miles since then including the Trans Rockies Ultra (192k) this past summer. I’ve never run an actual marathon, so this seemed like a good time to do it. The goal is not to go fast but to stay on the course and raise money for MitoCanada.
One of my greatest sources of motivation to get out and run are the incredible athletes associated with TEAMmito. Some of the best people and also fastest runners in Calgary are consistently participating in MitoCanada events, and it’s great to connect. Following these speedsters on Strava gets me out the door and motivates me to push the pace.
RUNNING FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T is TEAMmito's mantra. TEAMmito is the grassroots awareness and fundraising program of MitoCanada. Our team is comprised of exceptional individuals from across the country who turn their sports passions into special events and athletic feats to benefit those living with mitochondrial disease.
2020 is MitoCanada's 10 year anniversary and we would LOVE to have you join our team! Our goal this year is to set TEN Guinness World Records to celebrate the progress we've made in the past 10 years and kick off the next 10 right! If YOU would like to join the GWR attempts or find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We are also attempting to have the most MITO participants at the Calgary Marathon this year as we ever have. TEAMmito welcomes all ages, paces and abilities! Running as part of TEAMmito comes with many perks. You get to race for a cause bigger than your personal goals, raise funds for an incredible charity and join the after party to re-live the race course events. Sign up today and remember to stop by our MitoCanada booth at the expo for your tech t-shirt!
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Jun 03||Aunt Marilynn & Uncle Dave||Undisclosed amount|
|Jun 01||Peter Reek||$50.00|
|Jun 01||Raj Sidhu & Family :)||$100.00|
|May 31||Mark Oakes||$100.00|
|May 31||Cindy Aubin||$100.00|
|May 31||Mom and Dad||$100.00|
|May 31||Sara Schmidt||$100.00|
|May 31||Jen Silverthorn||$25.00|