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Pride Run Welcomes New Sponsors

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We’re thrilled to announce that McArthurGlen Designer Outlet at YVR and Hello Fresh have joined forces with Pride Run & Walk through some awesome donations which will be handed out as awards and door prizes on July 22nd.

McArthurGlen Vancouver, the first designer outlet to open in the Vancouver area, brings you over 60 stores and big name brands to choose from, catering to most tastes and style in shopping. One lucky winner will be taking home a $100 gift card to shop at any of their stores.

 

 

 

Hello Fresh is the ideal solution for the young professional with active lives but still, want to eat healthily. They prepare and package up all the ingredients needed to follow a simple recipe for you to enjoy 3 healthy meals and they deliver it right to your door. Each Pride Run & Walk participant will receive a gift card at the BIB pick up at the Running Room on July 20th. Furthermore, they have also donated one box of fresh ingredients which one lucky winner will take home as a door prize!

 

We’re so thankful for our sponsors and their continued support of Pride Run. If you too would like to sponsor us, email us at priderun@vancouverfrontrunners.org.

 

Pride Run & Walk Sponsor – Brooks

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Brooks Running Company Logo

Brooks Sports, Inc., a Seattle-based running company has shown their support to Pride Run & Walk by donating the value of four pairs of shoes to us – worth approximately $800. The name Brooks was selected by Morris Goldenberg as an Anglicized substitute for his wife’s maiden name of Bruchs, which in turn comes from the Hebrew word baruch (ברוך) meaning ‘blessed’.

We are blessed to have your support! Thank you, @BrooksRunningCA!

 

VFR raises over $14,000 for community beneficiaries

by vanfrontrunners

The numbers are in and Vancouver Frontrunners are THRILLED to announce that proceeds from this year’s Pride Run and Walk has raised $14,082.69 for community beneficiaries, ‘Out In Schools’ and the ‘LOUD Foundations’ 20 under 20 program.

Profits raised from entry fees amounts to $11,668.30, which will be split between the two organizations 50/50. On our registration site was the ability for donors to give directly to Out In School’s and this garnered a further $2,414.39.

Cheques will be presented to both organizations on October 7th at the Yaletown Roundhouse at 6.20pm. If you happen to be around, please join us for this memorable moment.

Out In Schools
Out in Schools brings films into classrooms to engage youth through film in the promotion of safer and more inclusive learning environments, free from homophobia, transphobia and bullying. Out in Schools works with school boards, educators, community organizations and student-run Gay Straight Alliances to reduce isolation, foster belonging and increase the safety of learning environments for all youth in our communities.

Loud Foundation
The LOUD Foundation invests in future leaders of the Canadian LGBTQ community. They believe that by supporting the development of students who possess drive, vision, compassion and knowledge, they can improve society and increase awareness of our diverse community. The  20 under 20 program recognizes 20 BC youth under the age of 20 for creating safe spaces and promoting LGBTQ2+ inclusion and rights in their communities.

We couldn’t be happier with what we have acheived and it’s humbling to know that funds are going to two very deserving organizations that do a lot of work for our community.

Pride Run & Walk Photos and Results

Thank to everyone who came out to Pride Run & Walk 2015. This year was our largest event to date with over 460 registrants. We really can’t wait to see how much we raised for our community beneficiaries.

With everything still coming in, we’re hoping to have all the photo’s posted on this website and Facebook within the week. In the meantime, you can find the timed results of the big day at http://www.startlinetiming.com/races/2015/pride.

We’ll have more information out very soon!!!

VFR Lets you decide on the colour of this years Pride Run & Walk T-Shirt

That’s right, Vancouver Frontrunners are giving you the opportunity to vote for the colour of this years Vancouver Pride Run & Walk technical t-shirt.
T-shirts are supplied by Brooks and come in a range of colours as shown below. There will be one colour for mens cuts and one for womens.

You can place your vote online on our Facebook page by visiting:facebook.com/vancouver.frontrunners.

Poll closes on May 12th, so what do you say? What’s your favourite colour?

TShirt Colours

Pride Run t-shirts spotted in Paris

Posted on our Facebook wall was this lovely photo of Marnie and Katherine sporting Pride Run & Walk’s 2014 technical t-shirt at the 2015 Schneider Electric Marathon. Congratulations ladies on getting another marathon under the belt and a huge thanks for wearing the Pride Run t-shirt. We’re sure you looked amazing out on the course!

Paris Marathon

VFR Raises over $10,000 for Community Partners

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The pennies have been counted and the bills have been paid and Vancouver Frontrunners are now pleased to announce that Pride Run & Walk – 2014 will be donating over $10,000 to our beneficiaries, Out on Screen and QMUNIlegacyFundlogoTY.

As some donors contributed additional monies to each organization, Out on Screen will be receiving $5,217.40 and QMUNITY shall receive $4,940.00. This is a tremendous result and we are thrilled to see Pride Run & Walk gain so much traction over the years that allows us to raise money for such deserving organizations.

Out In Schools

Please join Vancouver Frontrunners, QMUNITY and Out on Screen on Wednesday, September 24th at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre as we cut some big cheques for each beneficiary. Ceremony is scheduled to happen right before our regular run/walk, so please arrive by 6.20pm.

See you then!!!

Pride Run & Walk Race Results

What an absolute blast yesterday was? With more race participants than last year, gorgeous weather and an all around fabulous morning, we’re proud to say that this was one of our busiest events to date.

While we are still crunching numbers, collating photos and getting everything together, please find the race results for the 5k, 10k and team categories by visiting: http://www.startlinetiming.com/races/2014/pride/

Photos will hopefully be posted within the next few days, so be sure to check back here to see them all!