The annual Wounded Warrior Run B.C. starts in Port Hardy today and will finish in Victoria on Sunday, February 26.
Founded four years ago, the Wounded Warrior Run is a relay-style awareness-building and fundraising event that makes its way from Port Hardy down the length of Vancouver Island to Victoria over the course of six days.
The non-profit group helps Canadian Forces members who are in need. Right now, the team is focusing on mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The journey starts in Port Hardy and ends in Victoria where just over a handful of veterans, active military members, reservists, First Nations and non-military members will run just over 700-km.
When can you expect to see the team pass through your community:
- Feb. 20 Port Hardy to Woss
- Feb. 21 Woss to Sayward
- Feb. 22 Sayward to Campbell River
- Feb. 23 Campbell River to Comox
- Feb. 24 Comox to Nanaimo
- Feb. 25 Nanaimo to Mill Bay
- Feb. 26 Mill Bay to Victoria
Here are the top-three reasons to support Wounded Warriors Canada and awareness for PTSD.
- Help encourage a conversation around PTSD and mental health issues.
- Help educate the public on the impact PTSD has on our military members their families.
- Help reduce the stigma that is often attached to PTSD and other mental health issues.
For those who wish to watch the run virtually, there is a run tracker available online.