Vancouver Spirit Run – 2022 Frank Reynolds Bursary Recipient Announced

The Vancouver Spirit Run is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Frank Reynolds Bursary: Ella Madsen of the Coquitlam Cheetahs Track & Field Club and Aidan Turner of the Kajaks Track & Field Club. 

“On behalf of the Vancouver Spirit Run Board of Directors I would like to congratulate this year’s Frank Reynolds Bursary recipients, Ella and Aidan. Both are excellent athletes and stand out students who exhibit the qualities that have come to define recipients of the Frank Reynolds Bursary. On behalf of the Vancouver Spirit Run, we wish them both continued success next year where Ella intends to pursue her athletic goals and post-secondary education at McMaster University and Aidan at Long Beach State University located in California.” said Chris Winter, President of the Vancouver Spirit Run. “We would also like to thank our presenting partner Trigate Properties Group as well as all 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 2023 Vancouver Spirit Run is set for September 24th, 2023 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

Ella Madsen
Aidan Turner

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