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GTRC Hosts Move Collingwood Event

GTRC Hosts Move Collingwood Event

June 3rd, 2017 was Canada's National Health & Fitness Day. We celebrated Healthy, Active Living with a run/walk on the beautiful Collingwood Trail network. 1K, 2K, 5K and 10K events were available. All ages and abilities were welcomed and family participation was applauded.

There were fun activities on site made available by the Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

This fun event  was organized in cooperation with Georgian Triangle Running Club, The Collingwood YMCA, Town of Collingwood and the Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

We look forward to repeating this amazing event next year!

YMCA Wasaga Youth Run Club

YMCA Wasaga Youth Run Club

GTRC hosted a youth learn to run program coached by Glen White at the Wasaga RecPlex YMCA in May/June 2017. The youth aged 8 – 13 learned proper warm up, cool down exercises on how to improve endurance and speed. The program was a tremendous success with kids not only learning to run, but having a great, healthy and active time!

Spring Learn to Run 2017

Spring Learn to Run 2017

Our spring learn to run program was held starting April 12th and lasting 8 weeks! The runs were from the Wasaga Y RecPlex.  Coach Courtney O’Neill was happy to welcome some very enthusiastic women into the world of running. They continued beyond the 8 week program and are still running together! Their graduation race was the Move Collingwood race. (www.movecollingwood.ca)

100 km non-stop run for the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation

100 km non-stop run for the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation

Epilogue
The Georgian Triangle Running Club was out in force on September 29th 2013 to support me for the 100k run for the Collingwood G&M Hospital. Members chose to join me at various points along the route for somewhere between 10k and 35k legs. In total, I ran 100km in 10 hours 59 minutes burning something like 10,000 calories. $3,237 was raised for the hospital through the generous donations of my friends including some GTRC members.

I would like to thank Jimmy O’Donnell, Sarah Watts, Kate Stephens, Darryl Moland, Robyn Ciotka, Melanie Brown, Andrea Russell, Adrienne Wood, Adam Martynuik, Boston Mike McCluskey, Karla Findlay, Libby Mourant and Thomas Brindisi from our GTRC club alone! Other future GTRC member runners included Lucy Kearns-Russell, Jonny Kearns, Stuart McDonald, John Stransky, Annie Pilon, and Susan Brindisi who not only ran the last 10k but mixed and served my nutrition and hydration concoctions.

I couldn’t have done it without the Peak FM and their generous on air promotions and the use of their support vehicle and the always irreverent on air personality Matt McLean! Thanks to all the supporters at the finish line including Debbie and Kelly from the hospital foundation, Scott and Christine Thompson, Mark Krause and Christene Anacleto Krause.

Thanks to everyone for such amazing support. It was a heart warming experience for me and a big success for our hospital.
– Nick Brindisi,  October 2012