A 24-hour, 254km relay race from Toronto to Kingston.
10 lifelong friends, housemates, teammates and classmates at Queen’s University are racing the clock and running to their former house at 254 Alfred Street in Kingston, ON to raise awareness for mental health on their expedition to Homecoming.
Inspired by Canadian hero Terry Fox who passionately toured our country raising awareness, we ask for your support on this journey…
Start: Thursday October 18th 6:00pm
End: Friday October 19th 6:00pm (or better)
WHY WE RUN
We are supporting Mind Over Miles - a Toronto-based run club founded by fellow Queen’s alumnae Virginia McKinnell - inspired by her own journey with Bipolar Disorder. All donations are made to the Murphy Centre for Mental Health at Sunnybrook.
Mental illness comes in all shapes and forms and can manifest itself in ways most people aren’t aware of. Our goal at Mind Over Miles is to create a community of runners who are positive-minded and dedicated to creating a future where mental health is viewed just like any other health issue. Ultimately, we aim to impart a greater understanding of mental illness in hopes that those afflicted are in the best position to help themselves and receive help from others.
Join us as we trade stigma and silence for compassion and conversation!