Nick Eagland, Vancouver Sun
A grassroots philanthropic movement is vying to shift the demographics of The Vancouver Sun Run so that more youth can reap the benefits of the popular Vancouver road race.
At least 200 students and some of their teachers participating in the 34th annual 10-kilometre race on Sunday, April 22 will cross the finish with their registration fees mostly covered by the Jack Gin Family Foundation.
The foundation began funding young racers from lower-income neighbourhoods last year.
Matt Johnston, a full-time firefighter who ran for the Canadian team, used to operate a running club out of the Ray-Cam Community Centre in East Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood and over time got to know Sun Run race director Tim Hopkins. Through Hopkins, Johnston met Steve Kim of the Boilingpoint Group, who introduced him to entrepreneur and philanthropist Jack Gin.
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Tickets for Adults, $45 for both days, $25 for a single day
Tickets for Youth (4-17 Years) $19 for both days, $11 for a single day
Tickets for Families, $96 for both days, $58 for a single day
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Adult Group $16 a day
Youth Group $9 a day