Women for Women Trail Mix Challenge funds education for Campbell River moms

Event has raised $20,000 in bursaries to support single mothers enrolling or continuing their education at North Island College

The 10th annual Women for Women Trail Mix Challenge and Kid’s Run will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Carihi Secondary School field.

Since inception, the Campbell River event has raised $20,000 in bursaries to support single mothers enrolling or continuing their education at North Island College.

Event organizer and founder Shelagh Germyn is excited to join forces with the Campbell River Women’s Centre and New Dawn House, both of which help improve the lives of women in need.  “I felt it was important to involve other women’s groups in this initiative,” says Germyn. “We should all be working together and supporting each other towards a common goal.”

In celebration of the event’s 10th anniversary, Germyn will team up with ultra-marathon runner and Campbell River resident Bob Wall in a 100 mile pre-run from Nanaimo to Campbell River. The pair will begin their run on Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 a.m. at the Nanaimo Women’s Centre and finish at the Women for Women starting line in time to kick off the morning race.

Their goal is to raise awareness and pledges in support of the North Island College Foundation, the Campbell River Women’s Centre and New Dawn House.

Registration in the Trail Mix Challenge is $35 per person and $25 for students.  Race participants may choose the five or 10 km trail.  Children may also participate in a short ‘fun run.’  Registration forms are available at the Campbell River Sportsplex, Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex, Shorerunners or on Facebook.

For more information about the Women for Women Trail Mix Challenge, contact Shelagh Germyn at 250-923-1788 or visit the event page on Facebook at Women-For-Women-5k10k-Trail-Mix-Challenge-and-Kids-Run.