September 22, 2021

UBC Supports the RainForest Trail Run This Sunday at Central Park

Dr Rob Boushel

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

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.

Debra Sparrow

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.

 Spirit of the Twin Eagles by Deanna-Marie Point

Thunderbird Heart by Debra Sparrow

                                                                   

                     
                 

Dr Rosalin Miles

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.

RACE DETAILS

Location: Swangard Stadium (Central Park), Burnaby, BC on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish People
Date: Sunday, September 26th, 2021
Times:
9:45AM Kid's Run
10:15AM 10K Run
10:30AM 5K Run/Walk
Pre-Race Details: Face Painting, Music, Warm up

Post Race: Finishers Medal, Food, Hydration, Festivities, other
Entry Fee:
FREE Kid's Run
$45 CDN 10K Run
$35 CDN 5K Run/Walk
‍Late Entry Fee:
Add $10 (August 31 to September 24 )
Contact: achillestrack@gmail.com

Registration can be made at https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=17395

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