If you were downtown Calgary near Eau Claire Market on November 24, 2012, you may have seen a mass of 300+ runners our trying to catch some elves. This was all in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and the 9th Annual Catch the Elves Run hosted by the Calgary Chapter of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
To kick off our event we had a fabulous warm up by trainers from InLiv, where they had all of our runners and elves moving and shaking to get their muscles moving before the run.
After the run, we were thrilled to have the witty & wonderful emcee, Andrew Schultz from CityTV Calgary, keep things rolling. He was a great as he introduced and informed everyone in attendance about the many highlights of the event such as;
Performances by the Cenovus and Encana Christmas choirs, beautiful dancers from the Irwin School of Irish Dancing, face painting by Mystical Masks, massage therapy from PinPoint Massage Therapeutics, and Body Bling Tattoos to add some sparkle to all!
While runners enjoyed fabulous food donated from Safeway, we were able to had out lots of prizes to runners of all ages, showcase and have people bid on the fantastic items in our silent auction, and then draw for one lucky winner in our 50/50 draw!
We received significant media coverage including; City TV Breakfast Show, five live remotes on CTV’s breakfast show, radio interview on Jack FM, both CTV and CBC covered the actual event, plus much more!
Overall our event was a huge success raising over $20,000 (and counting) to help fight muscular dystrophy!!
Of course, our event and success could have been done without our fabulous sponsors whom we send a huge THANK YOU to…
Lastly – thank you to Steve Zumbrunn for capturing our day in photos!! Here’s a glimpse just for you!