2017 Flag Bearers
"I started running 6 years ago, out of pure boredom, I then became obsessed and wanted to raise money for diabetes and travel the world with it but the task seemed daunting."
"British Columbia is a diverse Province where a healthy lifestyle is omnipresent. I want to represent BC to bring the West coast zest/lifestyle to Canada's Marathon."
“Running has changed my life. Beyond improved health, it's given me increased confidence, new friends, new experiences, new goals, and a new connection to the city I live in.”
“I started running around 10 years ago to combat high cholesterol. I am now training for a 150 mile race that celebrates Canada's 150 birthday that starts on Canada Day on the TransCanada Trail.”
“My Grandparents came to Canada from China in the early 60s with there two young adult kids. I know that Canada is made up of millions of these stories. I am so proud to be Canadian!”
“Le premier mot qui me vient pour décrire le Canada est le mot LIBERTÉ. J'adore courir dans différents endroits et dans différentes villes pour découvrir et visiter.”
“I am a french New Brunswicker, a general dentist, and my ancestors were rum runners. Maybe I got the gene of running from them. I ran 12 marathons in 12 months in 2016 with my daughters and my wife.”
“I am a role model for my community and represent Active/Healthy Living for women/adults/seniors 50+. Running is my passion and helps me to manage mental health issues.”
"It would be a special honour to represent my Province of PEI in Calgary. I started running in 2004 with the PEI Roadrunners and have run 12 Marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2015 & 16, 1 Ultra and many Half-Marathons, 10Ks & 5Ks. I would be very proud to represent the PEI running community in Calgary."
“I describe myself as a slow but determined runner, improving my fitness daily while enjoying the hills and fresh air St. John’s has to offer.”
"In an ambassador of running and more importantly an ambassador of peaceful warriors. "
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“The Yukon people and its landscape are awe-inspiring, which makes Yukon a very magical place to live. I am 39 years old, and I only started running a little over 2 years ago. I know now, that if I can be a runner, that almost anyone can do it!”