Mountains and Marathons is a joint fundraising effort by Foothills Academy Society and Centron Construction Group/Centron Cares to raise funds to support the Bursary Program at Foothills Academy. Together, Simon Williams, Executive Director of Foothills Academy Society and Wayne Benz, President of Centron Construction Group will bike and run 289 miles - one mile for every student who attends Foothills Academy. They will overcome the challenge of mountains and marathons to reflect the challenges that students with Learning Disabilities have daily; overcoming their own learning mountains and giving marathon efforts in the classroom.
Simon will ride his bike from Jasper to Calgary, (yes, the Jasper on the other side of the Icefield’s Parkway), going up over the Columbia Icefields, over Bow Summit, past Lake Louise, through Banff and home to Calgary. This is a ride that is normally suggested to take 6 days to complete. However, he will do these 263 miles in one day. He will start the ride at 7 am on Saturday, May 26, 2018, and finish (hopefully) at the Saddledome at 7 am on Sunday, May 27, 2018; which is incidentally when the Calgary Marathon starts. There, he will pass over a baton to Centron’s Wayne Benz, who will run the 26 miles of the marathon for us.
By pledging to support us in our efforts to conquer Mountains and Marathons, you will be directly contributing to making a difference to the lives of so many children and families in Calgary affected by Learning Disabilities. You can help them access specialized programs and resources that will help them conquer their Learning Disabilities and become the individuals they are capable of becoming.