Participants in a previous Run for Hope make their way down the Rotary Trail in Hope. (Submitted photo)

Participants in a previous Run for Hope make their way down the Rotary Trail in Hope. (Submitted photo)

This year’s Run for Hope will help with hospital bed replacements

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF) and Auxiliary to the Fraser Canyon Hospital have teamed up to host this year’s Run for Hope.

The annual 5K Run/Walk loop is a great mix of road and trail along the Coquihalla River and through Thacker Park that will please everyone of any age or ability that wishes to participate. Garrison Running Co. will once again lead the run.

Run for Hope will be Saturday, Oct. 2 starting at Fraser Canyon Hospital at 9 a.m., with registration starting at 8:15 a.m.

“The route is absolutely stunning,” said Liz Harris, Executive Director FVHCF. “We have picked this loop not only because of the beauty but all types of ability can do it. We have seen runners, dog walkers, strollers, and Garrison Running Co. will be guiding the participants. It is truly a fun event for the whole family.”

Pre-registration is available online at fvhcf.ca/runforhope, and registration is $10 for each participant. This year there is an online pledge system to help participants raise funds.

Funds raised will go to support needed equipment for Fraser Canyon Hospital, including patient bed replacements. For more information and to register for Run for Hope, please visit fvhcf.ca/runforhope/ or call the office at 1-877-661-0314.

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation raises funds for vital equipment and programs funded or endorsed by Fraser Health. The Foundation serves the communities of Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs.

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