Jan Kotyk plans to run north to raise money for YANA. Here are the details from his Facebook page about the fundraiser:
HEY EVERYBODY, READY FOR SOME EXCITING NEWS?! Nah, me neither, alright as you were. But while I have your attention I might as well tell you about a little fundraiser I am doing for YANA (more about them shortly).
I am running North Island from my house in Merville, for 3 days (possibly 4 if my legs still feel spry). I plan on running in 3 hour segments starting at dawn with 1 hour breaks and ending at dusk, this will be approximate depending on where safe rest areas are located/how I am feeling etc.
My brother Jared has offered to donate his time and RV to be my moving aid station and together we will be covering the costs of gas, food and any other provisions. He will be staging his RV ahead of me when I am almost done a segment, there I can get more water, food, blister care, and updates on how much money we are all raising (which will be my real running fuel).
I don’t have a destination chosen as my finish line, I just hope to make it really really really really (one more “really” for good measure) far.
For those of you who don’t know, which can’t be many because I go on and on about it whenever I am given the opportunity…..even when no one wants to hear about it. But I am an avid runner, and have competed in The Golden Ultra every year, (including this upcoming September) which has just a bit more elevation than what I’ll be doing, so I feel confident with my goal. (yes, I will be complaining a lot while doing it, but I promise to be smiling the whole time)
Be sure to write in Message specifying that it is in support of “Run North for YANA” or “Jan Kotyk” so we can see how much we raise from this specific fundraiser.
YANA is a community organization offering help to Comox Valley families who need to travel for medical treatment for a child or for a pregnant mother. Our purpose is to improve access to healthcare by providing travel funding and accommodation.