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17-Jun-2017

Emily Allan running the Bruce Trail to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis


Emily Allan running the Bruce Trail

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF —

Emily Allan is running the Bruce Trail end to end, 895 kilometres in total, to raise money for cystic fibrosis (CF). Emily's cousin Sarah died from cystic fibrosis at the age of 23.

Approximately two years ago, Emily's husband, Dan suggested running the Bruce Trail end to end to raise money for CF as Emily had been involved in fundraising for CF in the past.

They started planning the run in November, working out where to stops for lunch and at the end of each day, where to stay as well as arranging sponsors.

While Dan runs a portion of the trail with her and other friends have joined her for small sections of the route, Emily is the only person running the entire Bruce Trail end to end.

When we asked Emily what the biggest challenge was, she replied, "Staying healthy and injury free."

Keeping her feet free from injury is key to completing the run. Her husband Dan makes sure that she has enough food and water along the way to keep her hydrated and provided with enough energy.

Emily is running 40 kilometres each day, starting at 9:30 a.m. and running until 12:30, stopping for lunch, then normally finishes about 4:30 p.m. She is on schedule to finish the trail on Canada Day, July1, at the southern terminus of the Bruce Trail in Queenston.

She was in Grey Highlands on June 18.

For more information and to donate to CF, visit www.endtoendcf.wordpress.com. All donations go directly to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

 


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