This annual event was inspired by Kathy McCollum and honours a former ATCO employee who was a passionate runner and loved by her colleagues. Kathy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2011 and lost her battle later that same year. Kathy’s passion for running inspired her family and her friends at ATCO to create this event to raise awareness and support life-saving research for pancreatic cancer,
In 2011, the initial goal for Kathy’s Run was to get 100 participants and to raise $10,000. The support from family, friends and colleagues was overwhelming - close to 500 participants registered and raised more than $50,000.
Fast forward six years...
Co-chairs, Jessica Laird and Danielle Brown share their thoughts (below in the video) on the impact this event has had on the pancreatic cancer community:
Race Day - When And Where is it?
Sign up for the 5K Purple Hat Parade (walk or run), 10K Run for Research or 21K Spank the Panc Half Marathon Run with the Running Room. To get started, click on the city you wish to participate in.