Kids start out at the 1KM portion of the 2018 inaugural Chilliwack Youth Health Centre’s fun run. This year’s event is planned for April 6. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Chilliwack youth centre gears up for second annual fun run

This year’s efforts will help fund summertime outreach program for students at risk

Get ready to lace up for Chilliwack’s youth.

The Chilliwack Youth Health Centre will hold its second annual Fundraiser Fun Run on April 6, including a 1km fun run for kids, and a 5km run/walk for others.

The goal for this event is to promote physical health, as this benefits mental health, while also raising awareness for the CYHC and Chilliwack youth.

This event is put on solely by volunteers,allowing 100 per cent of the proceeds to go back to the centre. In 2018 the group’s goal was to raise enough funds to acquire necessary resources to enhance continuity of care between their two sites (at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre and Sto:lo Centre)

They managed to raise more than $8,000 for that cause.

This year, their goal is to raise funds to support an outreach program, the Youth Activity and Resiliency Development Program, also known as the YARD which is run through the centre. This program provides a safe space for youth during the summer when they do not have the consistency and safety of being in school.

There are draw prizes available, but they also need volunteers. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 6, beginning and ending at Chilliwack secondary school’s track.

To register, search them out on Eventbrite under CYHC Fundraiser Run. A child’s registration for the 1K is $25, a 5K runner is $45 and a family (two adults and two children from same home) is $100.

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