The Vancouver Spirit Run is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 Frank Reynolds Bursary: Monika Arcadi of the Royal City Track & Field Club located in New Westminster, BC.

“On behalf of the Vancouver Spirit Run Board of Directors I would like to congratulate this year’s Frank Reynolds Bursary recipient, Monika Arcadi. Both an excellent athlete and stand out student at New Westminster Secondary School Monika exhibits the qualities that have come to define recipients of the Frank Reynolds Bursary and we wish her continued success next year where she intends to pursue her athletic goals and post-secondary education at Simon Fraser University.” said Chris Winter, President of the Vancouver Spirit Run. “We would also like to thank our presenting partner Vancouver Running Company as well as all of our sponsors as we acknowledge their generous support for our event. The Spirit Run, year after year, continues to offer a fantastic experience for athletes, young and old, to participate in the sport of cross country on a picturesque and historic cross-country course”.

The Frank Reynolds Bursary is administered by the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Spirit Run and financed from the proceeds of the Vancouver Spirit Run and support from our sponsors. Eligible applicants must be residents of BC and be matriculating students progressing to post-secondary study.  The $500.00 Bursaries are awarded to individual(s) who have:

  1. demonstrated exceptional ability and show considerable promise in Track and Field, Road Running, or Cross Country Running (Athletics),
  2. demonstrate financial need,
  3. have attained an acceptable academic record, and
  4. have demonstrated qualities of character, leadership, and volunteering.

About The Vancouver Spirit Run:

The 2022 Vancouver Spirit Run is set for September 25th, 2022 at Jericho Beach Park. The Vancouver Spirit Run is a Cross Country and Trail running event featuring something for everyone at Jericho Beach Park. It is the realization of the late coach Frank Reynolds’ vision to have a mass participation cross country event while encouraging and supporting British Columbia High School and University athletes through charitable donations and scholarship programs.

“I believe that sport teaches you what is really worthwhile in life and how much you can get out of hard work, sacrifice, and commitment”. – Frank Reynolds