This year something became quite clear. This was no longer our event. This was an event that belonged to the Edmonton community. This was no longer about how fast we could go on the treadmill or whether we could convince anyone to run from 3-4am. This was suddenly the greatest, happiest, most joyful weekend of the year.
I’ve been running for a lot of years. Miles and miles of training that started on the trails and pathways of Calgary, took me to the flat and fast training that the city of Regina had to offer and more recently, the River Valley trail system of Edmonton where I have the pleasure of running with this incredible crew of athletes that is River City Runners.