- 3 miles/5K
- Road Race
I've participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure in 2013 and 2014 and I plan to do it this year again.
The 5k walk/run raises money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - a cause which is close to the heart. My friends and family formed a team in 2013 in support for a brave lady we knew who was undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Last year, she was able to walk the 5k with us!
Our team actively canvases for donations leading up to the run and I'm proud to say we've raised over $3,000 each year!
The event takes place in locations all across Canada and while there is a huge one in Vancouver, we stick to the smaller, nearby location in the suburbs. It a very inspiring experience with many cancer survivors sharing their stories.
The run is not timed (although in 2013 they experimented with chip timing) as it is meant to be a fun and non-competitive event. I doubt there are many people who attend the run to race it. There are cotton t-shirts (with team name) but no medals. This race isn't really about the swag anyway!
Read my full race recap here:
2014 - http://briehemingway.com/blog/2014/10/race-recap-cibc-run-for-the-cure-2014/
2013 - http://briehemingway.com/blog/2013/10/race-recap-cibc-run-for-the-cure-2013/