THE K2J VIRTUAL RUN ACROSS CANADA
On Monday April 27, 2020 K2J Fitness started to run across Canada in a virtual kind of way!
We will run the first 5000 km roughly following the route taken by Terry Fox in 1980. Sadly, he had to end his run in Thunder Bay but we will continue on to Victoria. The entire route will be a little over 8100 km.
Week 1 April 27th-May 3rd
We started April 27th in Saint John's Newfoundland 80 runners and walkers traveled a total 3484.91 km !
We ended up by a farm (pictured below) just outside of Roseneath Ontario. Which is famous for it's historic carousel. Wayne Ronstadt even wrote a song about it! Which you can find here and you really should check out! You can see the route we took below.
April 27th: Newfoundland We started our run by dipping our feet in the Atlantic Ocean in the harbor in St John's Newfoundland. The trip across Newfoundland is 889.4 km. You have to take a ferry to Nova Scotia but you can run around the boat on the crossing. Total distance including the boat is 1069.97 km,
Total distance from our start in Saint John's to the New Brunswick/ Quebec boarder 2463.31 km. We arrived just before midnight on Friday May 1st. The run across Quebec is only 647.24 km because Terry Fox took a relatively direct route.
If you average the daily km from the week it took slightly more than two days for us to reach Nova Scotia early on April 29th Its 619.38 km through Nova Scotia to PEI, Then it's a 133.7 km through PEI including the ferry. We then continued through New Brunswick with a stop to visit the Capital City Road Runners in Fredericton. It 's a 640.2 km run though New Brunswick.
We entered Ontario after 3110.55 km of running. We arrived on Sunday May 3rd but we still had a few km to go! We ran through Ottawa with a stop at the K2J High Performance Training Centre which is 140.52 km from the Quebec border. We ended our week just outside of Roseneath Ontario. 3484.91 km from Saint John's !
Who can join this event?
Anyone! You don't have to join K2J Fitness, just join us for the adventure.
Do I have to run?
You don't have to run, You can walk BUT you can not ride your bike
Are there prizes?
No just virtual pats on the back!