On June 24, 2018 the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC took part in the Scotiabank Half Marathon and 5K event. This was our fifth year taking part in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and with the incredible support of 37 participants who made up #TeamCPABC as well as generous donors, we were able to raise almost $11,000!
Going for Guinness
Team CPABC’s dynamic duo Jason Cole and Rand Surbey were featured on Breakfast Television, CTV National, and CTV Vancouver for their Guinness World Record attempt at fastest wheelchair tandem team in a half marathon. The pair has smashed the record for this title many times in the past but never been officially recognized for it.
June 25th, 2017 was a momentous time at the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Our #TeamCPABC of 31 runners, of all ages and physical disabilities, raised close to $17,000 by taking part in the half marathon and 5 km races – even coming close to a Guinness World Record. We achieved wide media exposure thanks to our running duo Jason and Rand – being featured in CTV and Global News. This year, we want to aim even higher!
June 26th, 2016 marked our third time tackling the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. It was our most successful iteration with 34 runners and over $16,000 raised. Take a peek at the experience!
On June 28th, 2015 the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC participated in the 2015 Scotiabank Charity Challenge for the second year in a row. The day was spectacular with upwards of 30,000 participants of all ages and physical abilities taking part in either the 21km or 5km races in Vancouver. With 26 runners for our organization and countless supporters we were able to raise $10,008.00! Thanks to their support and effort, 100% of the funds raised will go towards our programs and services which serve the province of British Columbia.
Make sure to check out our photo compilation below from the day of the event. A special thank you to our photographer, Fiona Bevans, for all her help.
I am running for the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC since I live with the life-long condition and it’s a cause that I believe in.
I ran in the 2015 Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon because I had never participated in a half-marathon before and thought, why not run?
Being a runner is a lot like being part of the cerebral palsy (CP) community: you are part of an extended family with your running group. It was good to have people there who were working towards the same goal and there to motivate you to achieve a great time in the race, not just finish it.
In addition to the Scotiabank Charity Challenge I will be running in the Bellingham Bay Half Marathon in late September, so no rest for me as I will be running throughout the summer!
Mehrnoush’s Challenge at CPABC
Last year Mehrnoush raised over $300 and walked the 5km route on behalf of the Cerebral Palsy Association for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. “