UBC Supports the RainForest Trail Run once again this Saturday at Central Park. Register now!
Dr Rob Boushel, Director of the School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education at University of British Columbia has announced support for the upcoming, Rainforest Trail Run encouraging student participation in this event set for this Sunday at Burnaby’s Central Park.
Dr. Darren Warburton, Professor of Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology at UBC acknowledges the critical need to understand the needs of health and well-being of our indigenous communities. The RainForest Trail Run make a forward step towards greater understanding of all parts of our heritage as Canadians.
In partnership with Indigenous communities and non-profit organizations, UBC is committed to co-creating strengths-based approaches in Indigenous health and wellness research, and finding culturally safe ways to translate, harmonize, and share Indigenous health and wellness knowledge.
The UBC program is represented by two logos by leading First Nations artists Deanna-Marie Point and Debra Sparrow. We are indebted to their important contributions to our programming.
Dr. Rosalin Miles (MHK 1998), research associate in Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology, member of the Lytton First Nation and founder and Executive Director of the Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle (IPACC), a non-profit which has hosted five annual 5km runs with the Musqueam community to promote physical activity and well-being, will participate this Sunday at the Rainforest Trail Run.
Coastal Wolfpack will perform during the event
Location: Swangard Stadium (Central Park), Burnaby, BC on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish People Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2022 Times:
8am-9:30am registration and late entry 10:00am 5K Run/Walk Pre-Race Details: Music, Warm up Post Race: Finishers Medal, Hydration, Festivities. Entry Fee: $45 CDN 5K Run/Walk Late Entry Fee: Add $10 (on September 24th)
Registration can be made at www.rainforest trail run.com
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