Runners in Lethbridge are set for one of the biggest challenges in their careers as they put their feet to the pavement for the first ever Oldman Backyard Ultra running event on May 6th at Pavan Park.
The initiative is hosted by Youth One. Jordan Schellenberg, the CEO of Youth One highlighted how the run will work.
“With this event it’s unique in part that every runner runs a 6.7 kilometre loop and they have to finish it within an hour, and then they start all over again the next hour. So they would start at 7am, and then they run again at 8am. And then 9am, and so on up until there’s only one runner remaining. We thought this is a great opportunity to tie it into it being a fundraiser as well, where racers can collect pledges per loop that they do.”
Every $1,200 raised will sponsor one youth for a full year of free access to all programs, meals, and support services at Youth One. The group hopes that they will be able to raise $25,000 in total from the event.