ALS Walk and Niagara Ultra

Depending on who you talked to the weather cooperated…well, sort of. Whether it was running 50K in Niagara or a 5K walk in Brampton your perspective might be slightly different. There was no rain but it was hot and humid. No complaints, just stating facts.

For the second year in a row The Brampton Benders were out to support our dear friend Don Doan as part of his Doaner’s Groaners as they participated in Brampton’s ALS Walk on Saturday at Chinguacousy Park. A great deal of funds, over $25,000 was raised, with over $11,000  coming from Team Doaner’s Groaners. Top fundraiser with over $4,000 raised surprising no one, is the man / team  captain / all around amazing guy, Don Doan! Wow!! Funds and awareness were raised but most importantly a great time was had by all. Thank you to all who donated, supported and participated in this event.

If you missed out on this event fear not. The Don Doan Dash 5k is coming up in a few short months. Proceeds from this race will be going to ALS Canada. Prices go up July 1st, don’t delay and register now for $30. Did I mention there’s shirts and prizes?

A few Benders managed to successfully complete a few of the many distances offered at this years Niagara Ultra. From half-marathon to the 50K. Congrats to Liz, Ivar and Sam on completing despite the heat and humidity. A sweet medal that doubles as a bottle opener for all finishers. Time to sit back and opening a few well deserved cold ones! Well done to all!

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