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Bustin LooseIt’s that time of year, time to DO SOMETHING ABOUT BREAST CANCER – sign up for the 6th Annual Bustin’ Loose Race to End Breast Cancer which will be held October 2, 2011. This is a 3km, 5km & 10km run/walk event in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (prairies/nwt chapter).

Bustin’ Loose began in 2006 with a small committee speculating on whether we could attract 100 participants willing to pay $25 each, enabling the event to donate $2,500 to the cause. Boy, did we under estimate the generosity and enthusiasm of Medicine Hat and area. In the five years this event has been held, we have raised more than a QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation who is working to create a future without breast cancer – funding some of the most relevant breast cancer research programs in the country.

  • Online registration and pledging is open now.
  • We’ll still accept mailed in entries and pledge sheets at package pick up. If you are collecting pledges for the cause, please feel free to use the online option for everyone in your address book as well as carrying a pledge sheet for those friends and family you see in person.
  • 2011 tiered registration fees: Early Bird (Until August 31/2011) – $30.00 / After August 31/2011 – $40.00 / Last Minute (After September 30/2011) – $50.00 /*Committing to collect a minimum of $75.00 in pledges waives your entry fee.*
  • For logistical reasons and to ensure the best possible event – PLEASE ENTER EARLY. While we will continue to welcome all participants right up to race time, there will be a limited number of race packages available.
  • Those who wish to raise pledges are advised to register early even if they plan to continue raising pledges up to race day in order to guarantee their spot in the event.

New This Year

  • Participants can register as a team.
  • There’s a new race category for Kids 12 & under.

Have Lunch With Us

Join the Bustin’ Loose Committee on Saturday, July 9th at Wal-Mart on Strachan Road for the Annual BBQ, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The food is good, the cost is low and the benefit to the cause is great. **Wal-Mart will be matching $$ raised at the BBQ.**

With your participation in the Bustin’ Loose Race to End Breast Cancer, you are joining a vast and powerful movement of people who share the vision of a future without Breast Cancer.

The Boobsters
Bustin’ Loose Race Committee

Rattler Run 2010

Rattler Run 2010

The Medicine Hat College annual Rattler Run is coming up again and is open to all ages of all competitive levels.

The Rattler Run is a fun run, designed to give the Medicine Hat community an opportunity to be outside, get some exercise, fresh air, and have fun. The city, after all, has over 100km of trail systems, so the Rattler Run gives everyone an opportunity to appreciate them.

This year’s run will take place on Saturday, April 24th, between 9:00AM and 10:30AM. Water stops will be placed along the way for runners/walkers, some health snacks for after, and an awards ceremony for the runners.

Like last year, Taylor and I will be volunteering at the water stops, so at the very least you can see how organized and OCD our station will be.

Registration can be done online or through snail mail, but must be completed before April 24th. To register, check the following:

For more information, including cost and maps of the routes, please visit:

If you want to get involved with running for fun or competitively, please visit the Medicine Hat Mad Hatters Running Club.

Relay For Life 2010

Relay For Life 2010

The Relay For Life fundraiser is coming around again for 2010. The fundraiser kicks off on May 28th in Kin Coulee Park. It is a 12 hour event, so you can bet you will not miss it no matter when you show up.

Relay For Life is an opportunity to get together with family and friends to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.

You can help make cancer history by being part of the biggest cancer fundraising event in Medicine Hat.

For more information call 403.528.2125 or head on over to their website.

The Mad Hatters are a running club that have run all over the prairies and beyond. They are based out of Medicine Hat and the club is run by members, for members. Their mission is simple: To run, to have fun and create networks of friendship.

The club offers group runs for beginners and regulars, training exercises for different terrains, preparation for races, and they host a number of social events.

On the website, you can find information about the club, how to join, a schedule of events, photos from past races, links to their partner sites and past race results.

Running has many great benefits besides cardiovascular fitness, it also increases oxygen utilization, improves blood flow, strengthens the heart, and what is more, it is an all-around sport that has no age limitations.

If you are interested in running, whether casually or for fun, check them out, they are a friendly group of people that will welcome you with open arms.

Photo from PDF Entry Form

Photo from PDF Entry Form

On Sunday, June 21st, 2009 it will be the YMCA’s 25th anniversary Father’s Day River Run in Medicine Hat. Judging on how successful the recent Relay for Life was, which brought in an amazing 800 people and $290,000 in fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society – it would seem people love running and fundraising in Medicine Hat. Although this running event is a little different, expect a lot of these things to happen this summer. The following is a transcript from the pamphlet if you need more information. You can also grab the .PDF entry form and pamphlet here.

  • 5Km & 10Km starts at 9:00 AM sharp.
  • 3Km starts at 9:10 AM sharp.
  • All runs start and finish at the Family YMCA.
  • Registration accepted until 8:30 AM SHARP Race Day
  • First 300 to register receive a T-Shirt (Sizes guaranteed until June 1st)
  • Pancakes, fruit and refreshments to follow!

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