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Run4Dreams 2017: Results, Winners and Thank You’s

The moment we have all been waiting for! It’s time to officially close out the 2017 Run4Dreams and start working on Run4Dreams 2018

What is Run4Dreams?

Run4Dreams is a Virtual 5k Race, where the net proceeds from registration will be donated to Help Fill a Dream Foundation. Help Fill A Dream provides hope, help and happiness for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands’ children under the age of 19 with life-threatening conditions. Help Fill a Dream Foundation fulfils their dreams as well as assists their families with much-needed financial support.

Not only that, but Run4Dreams also aims to unite the worldwide running community and inspire runners and walkers of all levels to take part.

I first came up with Run4Dreams back in August 2017 and decided to do a pilot project right away. I wrote more about that on the Q Academy blog.

It warms my heart to know that I’ve been able to sell out the first Run4Dreams. It wasn’t an easy task and there were a lot of skeptics when I first started promoting it (I won’t mention anymore, because this is intended to be a positive post).

The results we’ve all been waiting for:

First of all, I want to say THANK YOU to all those who signed up and participated. I also want to thank Float House Victoria, Muscle MLK Canada and MEC Victoria for donating draw prizes to give to race participants.

THANK YOU to those who believed in the cause and who made a difference.

THANK YOU for believing in my vision to unite the worldwide running community, inspire active living and raise funds for a great charity. I cannot thank the participants and the draw prize sponsors enough for making this pilot project a success.

The first ever Run4Dreams raised $400 for Help Fill a Dream Foundation. There were participants from four different Canadian cities. Images from cheque presentation to follow.

I am definitely hoping that together with my expert team from Q Academy we can get a lot more people to participate in Run4Dreams 2018. We need more participants in order to make a greater impact on such a wonderful organization, Help Fill a Dream Foundation.

Submissions ranged from 16:05 for a 5k to over an hour. This is proof that everyone is welcome to participate and I’m thrilled to see such a wide range of running abilities. At the end of the day, whether the 5k takes you 15 minutes or 1 hour, you are still a winner because you did it. You helped a great charity and you should all be proud of yourselves.

There was a lot of positive feedback on the Run4Dreams endur socks that participants received just for registering!

The WINNER of the $75 CASH Prize for fastest submission is Matthew Winkler. His time was 16:05, which is his personal best. Matthew ran that fast at ParkRun and I watched him do it! Matthew is an inspiring local elite athlete who is passionate about running. I’m so thrilled that he took part in the race!

Above: Matthew looking speedy. Photo credit to whoever took this photo.

DRAW PRIZE WINNERS

Muscle MLK Winners:

Adam Dennis

Kent Ainscough

Karolina Lazdzin

Jerry Hughes

Mark Hamblett

Float House Gift Card Winners:

Bernice Smith

David Mackenzie-Kong

Anne-Marie Sutherland

Dom Spragg

Ian Simpson

MEC Race Entry Winners:

Neil Frelick

Angel Farley

Connect with me to arrange claiming your prizes 🙂 yhempler (at) gmail (dot) com or Yana Hempler on Facebook.

 

 

 

Run4Dreams 2.0: Virtual 5k Race For Help Fill a Dream Foundation

The initial Run4Dreams was a success and it got SOLD OUT! More on that in my upcoming post on Oct 15th, so stay tuned for all the numbers, photos and stats from the first virtual run I ever organized.

Given the success of the first Run4Dreams, I have decided that there will be another one in 2018.

Early bird registration for Run4Dreams 2.0 is officially open!

What is Run4Dreams?

Run4Dreams is a Virtual 5k Race, where the net proceeds from registration will be donated to Help Fill a Dream Foundation. Help Fill A Dream provides hope, help and happiness for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands’ children under the age of 19 with life-threatening conditions. Help Fill a Dream Foundation fulfils their dreams as well as assists their families with much-needed financial support.

One of those children was Jerry Hughes.
Jerry grew up to be an inspiration to many people.He was born with a rare genetic disorder called Gardner’s Syndrome. Currently, Jerry is one of the top ultra marathoners in Canada. Help Fill a Dream Foundation has made a hugely positive impact on his life when he was younger. Jerry has two young kids of his own now. There is a chance they might have inherited his genetic disorder. However, Jerry’s kids are too young to get tested for it yet. The thought of those two handsome young boys potentially having this disease breaks my heart.

Not only that, but Run4Dreams also aims to unite the running community all over the world.

REGISTRATION: Early Bird Registration ends Jan 1, 2018 (after that, price goes up!)

Included in registation: a FREE pair of high quality Run4Dreams Endur Officials Ankle Socks; shipping costs; all applicable taxes and transaction fees. Early bird registration is $24.99 CAD and there are no hidden charges! You will also be entered to WIN some AWESOME draw prizes!!

REGISTER HERE:





Left: Actual photo of the socks that come with your registration. Submitted by a participant who received his! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONCE REGISTERED: Submit your name, shipping address and Garmin/Strava/MapmyRun/etc data from the run to run4dreams1@gmail.com Run (or walk) must be completed between date of registration and final submission deadline of March 30, 2018. Optional: Submit a post-run selfie along with your results 🙂 You can run (or walk) anywhere in the world as long as the proper data is submitted.

“My 5km time at the 2017 Park Run in Cloverpoint was a 16:07, which is a personal best for me. I also want to thank Yana Hempler and Jerry Hughes for telling me about what Run 4 Dreams stands for”Matthew Winkler, local elite runner.

A $50 CASH PRIZE will be awarded for the most creative submission (open to interpretation…think run selfies, running outfits, creative routes, creative run story, but must be safe for work!) 

A $50 CASH PRIZE will be awarded for fastest submission. All submissions faster than 19 minutes will be carefully reviewed and dishonest entries will be disqualified.

WINNERS with the fastest and most creative submission will be revealed on April 15, 2018.

ALL Winners must agree to have their image, name and time published in order to promote upcoming events. All socks will be shipped to the participants before April 15, 2018.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
By signing up, you have read and understood the Disclaimer & Disclosure.

Your information will not be sold to any 3rd parties. However, your images may be used to promote upcoming future events. The information will not be shared with any third party, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order or prize winnings. From time to time, you may be contacted to be a part of future virtual race events organized by Yana Hempler Fitness if they occur. You may opt out of any future contact at any time.

Prize may be changed at any time without notice depending on the number of registrants. By signing up, you agree to accept the results and the determined winner as final.

Paypal is used to process your payment for your registration and I do not collect or store your credit card information. You can pay with any major credit card.

No refunds are given for registrations.

These terms and conditions are subject to change.

EVENT!! Run4Dreams: Virtual 5k Race for Help Fill a Dream Foundation

Are you looking to do a 5k race without having to commit to a particular race day? Are you training for a bigger event and are interested in doing a time trial?

Are you a beginner who feels unconfortable in huge crowds?

Do you own a Garmin or are you on Strava?

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children under the age of 19 with life-threatening conditions by fulfilling their Dreams and assisting their families with care and financial support?

If you have answered “YES” to at least one of the questions in the above paragraph, then please read on…

Run4Dreams is a Virtual 5k Race, where the net proceeds from registration will be donated to Help Fill a Dream Foundation. Help Fill A Dream provides hope, help and happiness for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands’ children under the age of 19 with life-threatening conditions by fulfilling their Dreams, improving their Quality of Life and assisting their families with care and financial support.

Help Fill a Dream Foundation has made a tremendous difference in the lives of many children who are suffering from critical illnesses. One of those people is Jerry Hughes, who grew up to serve as a huge inspiration to many people. Jerry was born with a rare genetic disorder called Gardner’s Syndrome. He overcame it and became one of the top ultra marathoners in Canada. Help Fill a Dream Foundation has made a huge positive impact on his life when he was younger. He has two young kids of his own now and there is a chance that they might have inherited the disorder too (too young to find out) and the thought of them having it breaks my heart.

How does Run4Dreams work?

REGISTRATION. Register before Sept 18, 2017.
Included in registation: a FREE pair of high quality Run4Dreams Endur Officials Ankle Socks; shipping costs; all applicable taxes and transaction fees. There are no hidden charges and the registration is $24.99 CAD.

SOLD OUT!!!!!

Above: Actual photo of the socks that come with your registration. Submitted by a participant who received his! 🙂

ONCE REGISTERED: Submit your name, shipping address and Garmin/Strava/MapmyRun/etc data from the run to run4dreams1@gmail.com Run (or walk) must be completed between date of registration and final submission deadline of Oct 1, 2017. Optional: Submit a post-run selfie along with your results 🙂 You can run (or walk) anywhere in the world as long as the proper data is submitted.

A $75 CASH PRIZE will be awarded for the fastest submission All submissions faster than 19 minutes will be carefully reviewed and dishonest entries will be disqualified. WINNER with the fastest submission will be revealed October 15, 2017. Winner must agree to have their image, name and time published in order to promote upcoming events. All socks will be shipped to the participants before October 15, 2017.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
By signing up, you have read and understood the Disclaimer & Disclosure.

Your information will not be sold to any 3rd parties. However, your images may be used to promote upcoming future events. The information will not be shared with any third party, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order or prize winnings. From time to time, you may be contacted to be a part of future virtual race events organized by Yana Hempler Fitness if they occur. You may opt out of any future contact at any time.

Prize may be changed at any time without notice depending on the number of registrants. By signing up, you agree to accept the results and the determined winner as final.

Paypal is used to process your payment for your registration and I do not collect or store your credit card information. You can pay with any major credit card.

No refunds are given for registrations.

These terms and conditions are subject to change.

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