What would it be like to go hungry over the holidays? Heck what would it be like to go hungry on a daily basis? Did you know that the Food Bank within the Central Okanagan services nearly 30,000 people per year and a third of them are children?
Well, that's why PACE hosts a few runs for the food bank every year. We believe that giving back is just as rewarding, if not more rewarding, than crossing a finish line, running on a sweet ridge-line or that fun feeling of blazing down a fast descent.
Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy holiday season to give back to those in need. Together, we collected a significant amount of food, had some fun, gave back to our own health and brought everyone together before the holidays.
There were 4 different groups that headed out. 3 running groups and 1 hiking group. It was also Nathan's big debut as he lead his first 'official' run as a PACE leader. He did an awesome job and we are stoked to have him join the team in 2014.
The winner of the costume contest was no big surprise. Nicole, (some of you remember her as the sumo wrestler from Halloween) went above and beyond once again to show us her holiday spirit and win another beautiful tea pack from our sponsors Touch Organic.
We finished the run with a nice social in the parking lot with hot chocolate and treats. Thanks again to those of you who brought treats, helped host on their tailgate, brought your children and dogs down and made this a good ol' fashioned holiday hamper soiree.
Happy holidays from the PACE team.