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Scottie's Marathon

Hello, 

        I'm Ronnie (Scottie) Vickers. <<<< click for video>>>> Finish line!!!!

In 2005 I had back surgery and started walking for exercise on the trail system where I live, Rocky Mountain House.

5 years ago @ the age of 69, I took up Nordic Walking as part of my fitness program, which I still love.

I always love to test myself, so in:

-2016 decided to do a 1/2 marathon and entered the Oktoberfest in Red Deer, AB.......great experience!

-2017 I entered the Woody's Marathon in Red Deer, AB and did the 1/2 21 km .......it was a good challenge but left me looking for more

-2018  (age 72) I again entered Woody's but this time I was done with 1/2's and completed FULL 42KM MARATHON in 6:23

-2019 (age 73) my goal at Woody's FULL 42KM MARATHON was to beat the 2018 time; accomplished 6:03

-2020 (age 74) In January I started training Nordic Walking for Woody's yet again, but it got cancelled. I decided I didn’t want to give up all my training so decided to go it alone as it was such a worthwhile cause.

Covid-19 shut down the world and my beloved Woody's Marathon. This also meant the Red Deer Hospice Society will not be the beneficiary of donations from all the runners. This charity is near and dear to my heart because I have lost many friends and family members to cancer and I know how important it is for individuals facing end-of-life to receive the care they need to die with dignity and respect.

I was born in Harthill, Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1970. My Military Service 1st Btn Kings Own Scottish Borderers (1963-1968) prepared me mentally to face any challenge that life gives me, and the mental fortitude to conquer anything.

I will do the full marathon on May 16th, 2020 in Rocky Mountain House, AB, Canada.  Please help support this great cause and donate.  

At 74 years of age, Covid-19 may be able to stop a Marathon, but not a Scotsman!

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$4,400 raised of $7,400 goal

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Fundraiser Ended May 27, 2020
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
May 25, 2020, 12:50 p.m. Anonymous RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $20.00
Brian Petersen
May 25, 2020, 12:46 p.m. Anonymous RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $200.00
Anonymous
May 22, 2020, 2:58 p.m. Ken Germaine RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $30.00
Hi Scottie, It's great to see that your energy is as strong as it ever was! You can reach me at Ken@rubberside.ca if you're interested Ken G
May 21, 2020, 5:30 p.m. Stephen Cooper RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
May 19, 2020, 11:10 p.m. David Hochman RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $500.00
May 18, 2020, 3:33 p.m. Elly/Don Eckardt RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
Am sure you breezed thru this Ron, good for you!
May 16, 2020, 8:38 p.m. Anonymous RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
Anonymous
May 16, 2020, 1:19 p.m. Josef Stalter RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $20.00
May 16, 2020, 1:08 p.m. Taylor Holien RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $25.00
Good work Scottie
May 16, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Karl McGuigan RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
Good job Scottie!!
May 16, 2020, 10:54 a.m. Shannon Skov-Rackette RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $25.00
May 16, 2020, 3:07 a.m. Adam Burnham RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $15.00
Well done Uncle Ronnie we are so proud of you. Enjoy your walk today love from Ad, Nicole and Maddy. X
May 15, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Woody's RV World RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $250.00
Ronnie, we are also bummed out at the cancellation of the Woody's RV World Marathon for the first time ever. Best of luck in this endeavor!
May 15, 2020, 11:53 a.m. Jeff Hood RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $25.00
May 15, 2020, 1:45 a.m. Anonymous RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
Proud of you, Scottie! Keep it up! Gary
May 15, 2020, 1:07 a.m. Allan Tarleton RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $200.00
Good Luck Scottie and enjoy your Marathon.
May 15, 2020, 1:05 a.m. Ian McLachlan RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
I wish you all the best in raising money Scottie and it was a pleasure to meet you even virtually Good luck
May 14, 2020, 4:38 p.m. Joan Hachey RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $40.00
We are so proud of you Ronnie! Great that this was in the Advocate! Rooting for you on Saturday!
May 14, 2020, 4:21 p.m. Rob Linthorne RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $20.00
Have great run!
May 14, 2020, 3:33 p.m. Eddie Brandon RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $25.00
Nothing stops an old Kings Own Scottish Borderer! KOSB’s rule! Go’on yer self Uncle Ronnie!??
May 14, 2020, 2:54 p.m. Karen Weir RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $20.00
Keep up the good work auld yin, love from the wee yin fae Scotland xx
May 14, 2020, 2:03 p.m. Earl Giebelhaus RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
May 14, 2020, 9:45 a.m. Rodney Tomyn RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
Good Job!!
May 14, 2020, 12:11 a.m. Barry Fischer RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
May 13, 2020, 11:55 p.m. Laurie Cyrankiewicz RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
Hi Uncle Ronnie....I’m so proud of you and what you are accomplishing ???????
May 13, 2020, 11:23 p.m. Shirley Frisky RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
May 13, 2020, 9:19 p.m. Anonymous RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $25.00
Keep on truckin Bro.
May 13, 2020, 8:19 p.m. Patricia & Gary Braun RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
You are a trooper Uncle Ronnie...very proud of you??
May 13, 2020, 8:07 p.m. Mark Honert RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
Only a Scotsman would accept such a difficult challenge, to support such a worthwhile charity, and to demonstrate the quality of charity.
May 13, 2020, 7:14 p.m. Virg Burant-Plosz RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
From your fiends senior mother. You are an inspiration to all us 70 something year olds!!!
May 13, 2020, 4:59 p.m. Hal Bowen RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
Hi Scottie my Bro. and friend! Wishing you the very best. Hal Bowen
May 13, 2020, 3:59 p.m. Carol Schmaltz RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
Thank you, there are just no other words to describe how wonderful the Red Deer Hospice is.
May 13, 2020, 1:16 a.m. Rejean Bernier RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
May 12, 2020, 11:44 a.m. David Yakimetz RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
Good idea Scottie
May 11, 2020, 12:19 p.m. Garth Fisher RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
Cheers !!!
May 11, 2020, 11:12 a.m. Marc Spencer RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
Good luck on your challenge. The bros are all here with you.
May 11, 2020, 4:02 a.m. Clinton Reeves RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
Impressive
May 10, 2020, 12:24 p.m. Dale Westergaard RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
Hey Scottie, Keep up the good work.
May 10, 2020, 11:07 a.m. Tammy Waugh RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
Love your motivation and happy to support such a worthy cause. Go Scottie!
May 10, 2020, 12:26 a.m. Jill Miller RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $20.00
You rock! Going strong and for such a good cause!!
May 9, 2020, 7:29 p.m. 2115300 Alberta Corp. RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $200.00
Great Job Brother
May 9, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tom Clark RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
Yay Scotty ! We Best Wishes from our whole family on your run! From TOM Clark & family
May 9, 2020, 1:08 p.m. Leif Hansen RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $20.00
Hope for nice weather, Leif
May 9, 2020, 11:36 a.m. Albert Washbrook RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
Really great going Scottie. Marion and I are proud of you and happy to help in your support of this good cause.
May 8, 2020, 1:43 p.m. Mark Sorensen RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
So proud of you Brother!
May 8, 2020, 1:04 p.m. daryl Holien RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
Good work brother. Stay well.
May 7, 2020, 11:54 p.m. Mark Crichton RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
Thank you Ronnie for taking in this challenge and most of all for raising money for the Hospice. Finish strong and well done.
May 7, 2020, 10:26 p.m. Anonymous RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $25.00
Good luck with your Race.
May 7, 2020, 9:50 p.m. Daniel Murdock RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
Great job Scottie
May 7, 2020, 8:55 p.m. Iain Dunn RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $25.00
May 7, 2020, 6:18 p.m. GLEN ENGLISH RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
Go Scottie Go--Now and always the biggest guy in the room--Thank You.
May 7, 2020, 5:27 p.m. Kathleen Danser RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
I’m Kent’s cigar smoking sister. Your story is amazing!!! Good luck!
May 7, 2020, 3:32 p.m. Karley Waisanen RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $20.00
May 7, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Anonymous RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $200.00
You are amazing person, a real inspiration to your fellow man Bro. Scottie
May 7, 2020, 12:13 p.m. Francis Yakimchuk RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $100.00
Good work, Brother!
May 6, 2020, 11:45 p.m. Anonymous RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY $50.00
Great man, Great Cause!