27 day Miracle Marathon to begin on Sept 16

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Vancouver: Did you ever think it would take a miracle for you to complete a marathon? Starting Tuesday, September 16, BC Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network are making it easy for people of all ages and fitness levels to complete a marathon over 27 days, while helping BC’s sick and injured children. Individuals and groups can register now for the Miracle Marathon at MiracleMarathon.ca to improve their health while
supporting BC Children’s Hospital.

Miracle Marathon is a 27.2-day virtual fundraising program created by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Participants are encouraged to move the equivalent of one mile (1.6 kilometres) per day – through any activity they choose – from September 16 to October 12. The first 26 days are completed at a time and place convenient for each participant. On the final day, participants across North America are encouraged to begin the final 1.9 kilometres at the same time and finish the 27.2-mile (43.8-kilometre) Miracle Marathon together. It’s a marathon, plus an extra mile for the kids.

Participants receive daily challenges, inspirational stories and motivational messages throughout the event to
encourage them to meet their fitness and fundraising goals. A personal donation page and blog for each Miracle Marathoner will also be set up to track progress and share stories. Individuals are challenged to not only move one mile per day, but to also raise $10 per day for BC Children’s Hospital, the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Fundraising incentives are available to participants for achieving certain milestones.
We’re excited to offer a marathon that is accessible to all, with benefits that extend beyond the participants,” said Teri Nicholas, CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “While consistent exercise will boost each Miracle Marathoner’s well-being, the greatest impact will be on local children. Miracle Marathon supporters will make a
difference for kids relying on BC Children’s Hospital to provide life-saving care.”

For more information on Miracle Marathon or to register, visit MiracleMarathon.ca. Follow the #MiracleMarathon hashtag to get involved with the Miracle Marathon community, and learn more about Children’s Miracle Network at ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca.