Well the fourth annual MHAS FUNRUN has come and gone and we can say with confidence it was a raging success!
We had an incredible increase in participation with 560 participants registered and out of that number over 100 self-identified as people with lived experience. Our goal for next year is 800 participants!
We had an abundance of volunteers, many with lived experience.
The day was beautiful, with perfect running weather. Tracy from MHAS and Janine from MACSI kicked off the day with words of welcome and a great big thank you to the Navy League Cadets who joined us to send off our enthusiastic runners.
Here are some of the Teams that participated; Team McKerracher, SWITCH, No Gains without aches, pains and ruminations…, Crisis Crusaders, The Mobile Miles, Fit and Fun Finance, Together for Peace of Mind, “Totally Normal”, Brownett, KPO, Team Flawless, KidsFirst Saskatoon, Autism Services, Runnzorz, SAPH, CPAS, One team, one goal!, MARS, SIGA Long Runners, RUH Foundation, Feisty Fighters, Team Halo, Happy Feet, Running with Rolly, Along the Highway to Anywhere, Boogie’n forJP, Beninsig, Zims, RapidoDion, Kaar Super Star, Speedy Sanders and Jubilee Joggers. We also had two relay teams this year – four runners each completed a 5k leg; Rural Rebels and Where the Cardinals Run.
We want to thank everyone who participated, especially the very significant stroller brigade that took part in the 2k and 5k routes and to our pet therapy partners who lent a very furry, feel-goodness to the event.
The MHAS FUNRUN Committee will be back in action in September for their regular monthly meetings to plan 2017’s FUNRUN. If you are interested in volunteering for the committee, please contact Dawn Mueller at email@example.com or Michelle Robson at firstname.lastname@example.org . We welcome your participation (and we also have a lot of fun at these meetings).
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Events were held in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. Our next FunRun will be held
May 7, 2017!
We raise awareness and promote the benefits of being active, setting training goals and eating healthy in assisting in recovery for those affected by mental health and addictions issues.
MHAS Fun Run