Vancouver’s women-only charity obstacle race gears up for its return, Sunday, May 15 at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium & Central Park
Fearless females from across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley will join forces at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium & Central Park on Sunday, May 15 in support of the 4th annual Woman2Warrior, presented by Subway. Produced by the British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities, the women-only charity obstacle race empowers participants to step outside of their comfort zones, try something new and have fun. Funds raised will help send more than 800 kids and young adults with disabilities to one of three accessible Easter Seals camps in British Columbia.
Last year’s Woman2Warrior saw more than 300 participants raise $125,000 in support of Easter Seals. The event has raised more than $450,000 since its inception in 2013.
“We are so proud to be back for for our fourth Woman2Warrior in 2016. Since we started this event, it’s become more than just a fundraiser – it’s become a community,” explained Amy Kleckner, events manager for the BC Lions Society. “Woman2Warrior brings together a diverse group of women of all ages, abilities and fitness levels from throughout the province, all united in their drive to make a difference in their surrounding community. It’s inspiring to be a part of it.”
Woman2Warrior is an untimed, five-kilometre run through grass, track and track, featuring more than a dozen secret obstacles designed to test strength, agility, determination and endurance. Warriors participate as individuals or in teams, with each person required to fundraise a minimum of $300. Registration costs $35 per participant (save 50% with promo code WARRIOR50), and includes a technical shirt, finisher’s gift, and prizes for the top overall fundraisers and best costumes.
“With the success of Woman2Warrior over the last three years, and the addition of events in Calgary, Victoria, and now Edmonton, we’re excited to see what this year holds,” added Kleckner. “We already know it’s going to be something very special.”
Registration for Woman2Warrior is now open at www.woman2warrior.ca. Use promo code WARRIOR50 by Thursday, March 31 and save 50% on registration.
About Woman2Warrior: There is a warrior in the heart of every woman. She is Strong. Determined. Powerful. Woman2Warrior is Vancouver’s only women’s charity obstacle adventure race, raising funds to benefit Easter Seals camps in British Columbia. An untimed, five-kilometre run featuring 12 obstacles, the event challenges participants to step out of their comfort zone, try something new and have fun. Register today at www.woman2warrior.ca or call 604-873-1865 for more information. Use promo code WARRIOR50 by Thursday, March 31 and save 50% on registration!
About the British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities: The BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities has been providing services to people with disabilities and illnesses since 1955.
The Society owns and operates three Easter Seals Camps across BC. Each year, approximately 800 children with disabilities attend one of our week-long, fully-accessible, overnight camps in Shawnigan, Winfield, and Squamish. The goal at our camps is to focus on abilities rather than disabilities, providing campers with an opportunity to try new activities, create lasting memories, and build life-long friendships.
The Society also owns and operates the Easter Seals House. Families from all over BC and the Yukon stay at Easter Seals House while their child receives care and treatment at nearby medical facilities. Their visit may be as short as one or two nights, or as long as several months. No matter how long they plan to stay, all guests arrive to a warm, comfortable, cost-friendly environment that provides a perfect home away from home during a stressful time.