2017 VON Great Community Run, Walk 'n' Roll

Participant Profile

Brian Groot
I'm excited to be part of this year's VON fundraiser and hope my participation will inspire others to join the event.

VON Canada is 120 years old this year but I know I can run further so my goal is to run 150 km to mark Canada's birthday and raise funds for VON - and I'm looking for your support.

I'm a Strathroy boy who caught the "running bug" thanks to my mentor and former history teacher from SDCI. I've run marathons on 6 out of 7 continents. I'm driven by my curiosity to find out what I can learn about myself, my limits, and the capabilities of the human body.

Please consider supporting VON by pledging me - it all goes back into our community.

$1/km would be a $150 donation - and you'd get a charitable receipt from VON!

I'm also inviting you to come out and cheer me on starting Saturday, June 24th, or consider joining me on the Lions Park trails.

I plan to blog and vlog during my VON run. Watch for my progress on my website www.mindfulnessrunning.com. And help me spread the word and collect pledges to help VON through the annual Great Community Run, Walk 'n' Roll. See you on the trails!
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- John Brennan
Very thankful for the amazing services VON provided for my Grandpa before he passed, thank you!
- Jill De Putter
Thank you Brian!! What a great way to help celebrate VON 120 and Canada 150 .
- Naresh Singh
All the best Brian, you are such a good role model for all of us.
- Carol Lidbetter
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- John O'Neil
Way to go. Very proud of you.
- Catherine DiNardo
150k-Wow, what a great way to show your support! Best of luck to you Brian!!
- Sarah Thirlwall
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- Kim Hardman
I had fun visiting you as you ran. You might be crazy but we love you.
- Susan Dinelt
Proud of you.
- Anonymous
Excellent effort Brian! Way to put your craziness to good use.
- Sarah MacGillivary
Well done Brian!
- Heather Van straten
Great accomplishment, Brian, for a great cause.
- Mary Margaret Groot
Total Donations: $795.00