This past August, seven runners decided to undertake the gruelling Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache, AB while raising money to support Children's Wish. In addition to participating in one of the most challenging races imaginable, this amazing team raised over $30,000 to grant wishes to children with life threatening illnesses. One of those children was Zane.
Zane attended the race and shared the following about the experience:
The Canadian Deathrace was an incredible weekend for our family. We had done a little research beforehand, but it certainly didn’t prepare us for the experience of actually being there and cheering on our team. We made some great friends that weekend and we learned how much of a toll it can be on the body of a runner racing at this level, not to mention the mental discipline that is required to keep on keeping on!
It was crazy experiencing the nervous tension of what it’s like to be a support crew for a runner; waiting for them to come in from a leg and hoping they’ll show up! Whew...we certainly didn’t anticipate that!
What is even more amazing is learning how hard these runners push themselves training for this race, losing toenails pushing beyond what seems physically tolerable, and putting a big part of their lives on hold for months at a time as they prepare for this brutal race.
And they did this with the vision of giving children and their families...a wish...a dream...a dream come true! We are truly grateful for the compassion, dedication, and kind hearts of this team and the support of all their sponsors. Thank you to Jason, Carly, James, Arri, Graham, John and Marcelo, and The Children’s Wish Foundation. You have given us memories to last a lifetime...in Hawaii and on the track!
- Zane & family
We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Congratulations to this incredible team for all their hard work!