On December 31, 2010, iRun Award honouree Martin Parnell celebrated the year end by running a marathon – his 250th of the year, the grand finale of his Marathon Quest 250 benefitting Right to Play.
This December 31, if you are in the neighbourhood of Cochrane, Alberta, you can join him once again on the Marathon Quest 250 Annual Run/Walk at the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre for a marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k or 2.5k – all consisting of 2.5-kilometre loops along the stunning Bow River. Registration is simply a donation to Right to Play and anyone can join in the fun. There’s only one aid station, but it’s the Guy’s Bakery Super Aid Station, and if you run the marathon, you will get to enjoy it 17 times.
If you can’t make it out, keep an eye on the Marathon Quest 250 website – Parnell is keeping it up to date with all of the details of his Quests for Kids – an undertaking involving 10 quests in five years, raising $1-million for Right to Play. Quest 1 was, of course, Marathon Quest 250; Quest 2 was Netball Quest 61, a 61-hour game of netball, designed to break the Guinness Book of World Records time for longest continuous game of netball. Each quest will be specifically designed to encourage kids to be active and to work towards that $1-million goal.
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