Every Step Counts at the Royal Victoria Marathon

Every Step Counts, Victoria’s champion running program for people experiencing challenges with mental health, addiction and other social issues, takes on the Royal Victoria Marathon. With less than six weeks until the Royal Victoria Marathon, Every Step Counts is getting ready. This will be the team’s third event, after the Times Colonist 10k and the Sidney Canada Day 5k.

Not only will Every Step Counts be participating as a team, but also as part of the Charity Pledge Program. The larger community is invited to run as part of Every Step Counts and collect pledges, or cheer at the side lines and donate to this positive and dynamic running program.  Donations can be made online .

 “I never thought I would be doing this!”
“It is so amazing that we are at this level. This is the cat’s meow. I will be there, rain or shine.”
“My doctor and family are so impressed with me”


Quotes from Every Step Counts team members

On Friday, October 9, Every Step Counts will be holding a carbo-load dinner at the Grand Pacific Hotel with guest speaker Dick Beardsley . This elite athlete and international speaker has his own riveting and inspirational tale of wrestling with addiction to share. It will be a very special evening with a silent auction and the Every Step Counts crew. Click on the poster below for information on the Every Carb Counts inspirational dinner and fundraiser. Print it, hang it up, spread the love.

Every Carb Counts - Friday, October 9 poster thumbnail

Every Step Counts, spearheaded and supported by the Victoria Foundation along with the Victoria Cool Aid Society, Frontrunners, Vancity, United Way of Greater Victoria, TELUS Community Board and Jawl Foundation is taking health and wellness to the streets, step by step, smile by smile, mile by mile.

For more information, to volunteer, or donate please contact Gillie Easdon, Program Coordinator, 250-882-5261 or at geasdon@CoolAid.org or visit www.CoolAid.org/esc .