The Story

The Run Inn The Woods started nineteen years ago as a memorial run for our good friend Barry Allcock who passed away in 1997 after a long battle with cancer. Barry loved to run but more importantly, he loved to run while in the company of good friends. It is in this spirit that we remember and celebrate with Run Inn the Woods.

Since the inaugural hosting of Run Inn the Woods, The Run Inn has lost a few other friends who shared the same spirit as Barry.

We remember a young Carrie Beaman who passed away in 2002 at 24 years of age from neuroendocrine cancer. Carrie did a lot in her short life and promoted happiness and wellness to everyone.

We remember Michael Holyk who lost his battle to an aggressive form of Lymphoma in December 2012. He was a passionate runner who wore his many souvenir race shirts with pride. For Mike, his next run was always the best run.

Most recently, we remember Scott Jackson who passed away on January 4th, 2015 after being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia 8 months earlier. He was 39 years old. Scott grew up in Kerrisdale and was a loyal supporter of The Run Inn since it opened. Scott was one of the store’s “regulars” who would pop in for a visit on his way home from work, do the afternoon coffee run, and just generally hang out.

In 2010 Scott got motivated to get more active. He completed a couple of Sun Runs and decided he would challenge himself to train for a half marathon. Along with his wife Veronica and his parents Neil and Nancy, Scott participated in two Run Inn Half Marathon clinics with the goal of completing the half marathon distance. He did just that, and side by side, Scott and Veronica completed the 2011 Victoria Half Marathon. Six months later, they crossed the BMO half marathon finish line taking 20 minutes off their Victoria time. There to celebrate both finishes were proud parents Neil and Nancy.

We invite you to share Barry, Carrie, Michael and Scott’s spirit of running and in doing so support the BC Cancer Foundation. Invite family and friends to join you for a casual run or walk through the trails of Pacific Spirit Park and head back to The Run Inn for a post run coffee and visit.

Sunday, November 27, 2016 8:30 am Run Start

Southlands Elementary School
5351 Camosun Street
Vancouver, BC

The Run Inn
2331 West 41st Ave
Vancouver, BC
604-267-RUNN (7866)

1)Complete the attached registration form Mail or drop off at:
The Run Inn
2331 West 41st Ave Vancouver, BC V6M 2A3 604-267-RUNN(7866)
2)Day of race registration at tent outside
Southlands Elementary School

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