I first met the good folks at the North Central Family Centre a couple of years ago. I was impressed with not only the work that they do, but also with the moral character, humility and just plain hard work of those who work there!
2021 makes my 10th year of running one or more of the events at QCM. Somehow along the way I decided that running The Beast was a good idea. So what exactly is Running The Beast? Well, quite simply this entails running each and every one of the QCM races sometime during the month of September. So, let’s unpack that. There is the University of Regina Night Owl 5K and the Campbell & Haliburton Insurance Family 5K. Add to that the Regina Hotel Association 10K and the Auto Gallery Subaru 21.1 Km Half Marathon. Then, just for good measure lets top it off with the Piece de Resistance – the GMS 42.2 Km Full Marathon. So if my math is correct – and by this point it probably is not – that adds up to 83.3 Km of races for the month. No, I don’t need to run the whole 83.3 at once but even still, it does sound more than a little daunting!
Not only do I want to run (albeit slowly) these races, I also want to make them count for something more than just bragging rights. September will be a good reminder that both running, and life, is not all about me. For each kilometer that I race I will donate a set amount to the North Central Family Centre. And now I’m going to ask for your help. If you want to join me for one or more of these races let me know and I’ll be glad to direct you to the good people at Run Regina and they can get you registered. But even if running isn’t your thing, I’m still going to ask for your help. If you are able, would you make a donation to assist the North Central Family Centre?
Please help me raise money for this most worthwhile cause.
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Oct 01||Daryl and Rowena Arendt||$456.61|
|Sep 30||C. Riegel||$25.00|
|Sep 13||Megan McCormick||Undisclosed amount|
|Sep 13||Cari Bode||$54.55|
|Sep 12||Bevera allan||$43.83|
|Jun 01||Anonymous||Undisclosed amount|