People run for a variety of reasons. In many cases, it’s to improve their cardiovascular fitness. It could also have something to do with the sport’s social aspect; running clubs are a great way to make new friends. Perhaps they do it for a sense of personal accomplishment. Or maybe they crave the rush of endorphins known as “runner’s high”.
On September 8th, when runners take to the streets for the Canmore Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, these reasons won’t matter. For the 5 or 10km that they run, the participants will be unified around a single goal: to help those who need help the most.
The Canmore Marathon is organized to support the CAUSE Kids Program, raising funds to support children in some of the world’s harshest and most poverty stricken regions.
CAUSE Kids is a division of CAUSE Canada, a relief agency that works to provide impoverished communities with health care, education, clean water and business development. In order meet the urgent needs of children in these communities, which in many ways demand more pressing and difficult aid work, the Kids program is directed towards establishing child sponsorship networks that lift struggling youngsters out of poverty in West Africa. The program works to provide meals, gardens, clothing, school supplies, health care and infrastructure in ways that address the specific needs of children.
The course for the Canmore Rocky Mountain Half Marathon takes runners on a scenic journey through the town’s majestic mountain landscape amidst streams, woodlands and wildlife. For visitors it’s a great way to experience this beautiful part of the world while supporting an urgent cause and meeting lots of like-minded people.
Register now to participate or pledge your support to a runner. And if you’re seeking Canmore hotel accommodations for the Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, you can’t do much better than the BEST WESTERN PLUS Pocaterra Inn. We are located just a few minutes from the marathon starting point at Lawrence Grassi Middle School and offer all the relaxing amenities that a tired runner deserves.