Athletes in Kind hosts OktoberFAST in Osrey Village

Charity run with 5-km and 10-km distances, and a Kid’s Fun Run that takes place on on Sunday, Oct. 2, with an 8:30 a.m.

Athletes in Kind hosts OktoberFAST in Osrey Village

Athletes in Kind has a new community event called OktoberFAST.

This is a charity run with 5-km and 10-km distances, and a Kid’s Fun Run that takes place on on Sunday, Oct. 2, with an 8:30 a.m. start from Osprey Village in Pitt Meadows.

The cause is the same as the long established Canada Day Charity 8-km event – to help families who are struggling financially while their child is in cancer treatment. That event started in 2005, and has raised $182,000.

The celebration starts at the finish line and the post run party continues with a barbecue at Foamers’ Folly.

Registration is online at www.athletesinkind.com.

Sponsors have been generous, with a long list of prizes from custom glasses for each finisher, age group winners, most pledges collected online and more.