Sunday, December 3, 2017
8:30 a.m. start
Southlands Elementary School
5351 Camosun Street, Vancouver
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Run Inn the Woods.
Run Inn the Woods started as a memorial run for our good friend Barry Allcock, who passed away in 1997 after a long battle with cancer. Barry loved to run, but more importantly, he loved to run while in the company of good friends. It is in this spirit that we remember and celebrate with Run Inn the Woods.
Since the inaugural hosting of Run Inn the Woods, The Run Inn has lost other friends who shared the same spirit as Barry.
Carrie Beaman was only 24 years old when she passed away in 2002 from neuroendocrine cancer. In her short life, Carrie did a lot to promote health and wellness.
Mike Holyk lost his battle to an aggressive form of lymphoma in 2012. For Mike, his next run was always his best run.
Scott Jackson passed away in 2015, after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia 8 months earlier. Scott was an all around great guy. After years of hanging out at The Run Inn, he decided to challenge himself to train for a half marathon. With his wife, Veronica, they completed the Victoria Half Marathon in 2011 and the BMO Half Marathon in 2012. There to celebrate both finishes were proud parents Neil and Nancy.
And most recently, Devi Ralla. What a great person Devi was. We were so sad to hear of Devi's passing in January of this year, from an aggressive form of breast cancer. Devi ran with The Run Inn for years. She co-lead the marathon training group and could be counted on for her support, encouragement and sense of humour and fun, on the training runs.
Since 1998, Run Inn the Woods has raised over $141,000. It is the longest running, largest grossing, independently managed, community-based running / walking fundraising event for the BC Cancer Foundation.