Trail mix funds education for single moms

This Saturday join Campbell River business leaders and community members at the ninth annual Women For Women (W4W) Trail Mix Challenge

This Saturday join Campbell River business leaders and community members at the ninth annual Women For Women (W4W) Trail Mix Challenge and help Campbell River’s single mothers pursue their educational dreams.

Event proceeds support single mothers enroling or continuing their education at North Island College’s Campbell River campus.

Since its conception in 2004, event organizer and founder Shelagh Germyn has raised $20,000 in bursaries to support Campbell River moms in achieving their goals.

“Every little bit helps,” Germyn says.

“We wanted these women to have an opportunity to continue their post-secondary education with the help of bursaries. The Women for Women Trail Mix Challenge gives them hope and allows them to be a role model for their own children.”

Race participants can choose from the five or 10 km trail, as well as a short ‘fun run’ for children.

The race begins at the Carihi Secondary School field in Campbell River, starting at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12 p.m.

Registration is $35 per person and will open at 8 a.m. on race day.

Participants should arrive early to register and meet other runners.

Germyn reminds participants that walking or running is completely acceptable.

“It’s not about the race,” she says. “It’s about the cause.”

This event is generously sponsored by Insurance Centres, Associated Tire and Auto, and Save on Foods.

To find out more about the Women For Women Trail Mix Challenge, contact Shelagh Germyn at 250-923-1788 or find them on Facebook at Women For Women 5k/10k Trail Mix Challenge and “Kids Run.”