What an amazing day for our trainees, staff, and athletes who participated in the inaugural RainForest Trail Run. The RainForest Trail run was conceived by the Vancouver Sun Run founders as a way to promote Indigenous ways of understanding and doing and to support physical activity within local Indigenous communities. Our team was proud to be a founding member and partner in this important initiative.
We are proud of all of our trainees, staff, and student members. Special acknowledgement to our young athletes (Ava Miles, Aedan Warburton, Declan Warburton) on their remarkable accomplishments. Ava was one of the youngest participants in the 400 m youth race and 5 km walk/run. Aedan Warburton won the Silver medal in the 400 m youth race and then went on to place 6th in the Under 20 Male category and 35th place in the Open (all ages category) in the 5 km run. Not bad for an 11 year old. His 13 year old brother Declan Warburton, not expecting to race, placed third in the Under 20 Male Category and 6th place in the Open Category for the 5 km trail race. Extremely proud of our young athletes, students, professors, and staff that participated in this event. Was great to see Drs. Bredin, Warburton, and Taunton walking and sharing stories through the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.
Full details of the story can be found here: https://www.rainforesttrailrun.com/news/gord-kurenoff-hundreds-lace-up-to-celebrate-culture-active-living-urban-forest