FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 27, 2013

WHISTLER SPIRIT RUN FRANK REYNOLDS BURSARY SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2014

The Whistler Spirit Run, presented by Rio Tinto Alcan, is the realization of Frank Reynolds’ vision to provide a world-class running event in the beautiful backyard of British Columbia. Today, its goal is to foster healthy communities throughout the lower mainland and the sea-to-sky corridor by providing funds to British Columbia athletics through charitable donations and scholarship programs.

This award is administered by the Board of Directors of the Whistler Spirit Run and financed from the proceeds of the Whistler Spirit Run.  The competition for this award has been extended to 4:30 p.m. on January 15, 2014.

“The organization has been very fortunate to have been able to make donations over the first few years to Kid Sport BC, provide funds to our National Cross Country Team for travel expenses and of course the Frank Reynolds Bursary”, said Peter Diemer, President of the Whistler Spirit Run organizing committee. “Due to the very busy time of year that is already upon us, the submission deadline has been extended to January 15, 2014, to allow as many entries as possible to be considered for this year.”

Eligible applicants must be residents of BC and be matriculating students progressing to post-secondary study.  The Bursary will be awarded to individual(s) who have: demonstrated exceptional ability and show considerable promise in Track and Field, Road or Cross Country Running (Athletics): demonstrate financial need: have attained an acceptable academic record: and have demonstrated qualities of character, leadership and volunteering.

The award(s) amount is based on available funding from the Whistler Spirit Run. ($500.00 minimum)

Applicants must:

  1. Submit a brief biographical letter noting family background, educational history, future plans, as well as career or vocational aspirations.
  2. Provide (3) three letters of reference: one from each of teacher/counselor, Athletics coach and one other appropriate source.
  3. Submit a verified statement of marks.
  4. Complete and submit the accompanying application and Athletics Achievements form.  Click hereto download the bursary form.

The award(s) will be announced in December of each year.

The award(s) will be paid directly to the selected student-athlete.  It may be used for school or athletic purposes.

Applications should be submitted to whistlerspiritrun@gmail.com

About The Whistler Spirit Run:
The Whistler Spirit Run, part of the Vancouver Sun Run Series, is a Cross Country and Trail running event featuring something for everyone at Whistler Olympic 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.