With the Strong Kids Fun Run coming up it is a great time to introduce our new Race Director, Ken Skea. Ken played various sports growing up but he first started running 25 years ago at a fundraiser for his son’s play school. Ken started with 5-10 km races and quickly moved on to the longer distances – competing in several marathons and even ultra-marathons!
As a dedicated YMCA member Ken was asked to work with the Gray Family YMCA Youth Running Club. The club runs out of the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA every Tuesday afternoon from 4:15-5:15pm. Ken is passionate about inspiring the youth to be active in whatever their pursuit; be it running, hiking, biking or swimming. As a coach he wants to remind you that it is the first 10-15 minutes that are the toughest – but afterwards you will feel rejuvenated!
Heading up the Strong Kids Fun Run was a perfect fit for Ken. When asked about the route he said: “It’s the best location! The kids run around Prince’s Island Park right along the pathways – so no need to worry about being on the road. It really is the best location for a fun run!”
Join us! Run on April 29th; 5km, 10km or a 1.5km Fun Run!
Register online at: www. Strongkidsrun.ca
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