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Our 2019 EPIC Ambassadors!

How many times have you done Epic Canadian Run For Canada? 
I have been running Epic for the past 4 years

Why do you participate in Epic Canadian?
I just love the idea of celebrating Canada Day with a run. I get to celebrate with the amazing people I have met through running that I now consider friends.

What is your favourite part of Epic Canadian?
Now that is hard to pick lol. But meeting up with everything, getting pics with your friends and cheering on others as well as being cheered on. Amazing feeling!

Who is the most Epic Canadian you know?
There are many but today I want to pick Michael J Fox. Inspirational on many levels!

If you could run with any person (past or present) who would it be?
I would have to say Terry Fox for his amazing courage and spirit.

Who do you wish you could convey an honorary Epic Canadian title upon?
I would actually have to say Susan Sly. She is an amazing woman who was diagnosed with MS in her 2000 and has run the Boston Marathon 6 times!

How many times have you done Epic Canadian Run for Canada?
Every one since 2015 

Why do you participate in Epic?
In 2015 Tim Chesnutt told me I had to. It was the first running race I had done in 30 years (yes, since I was in grade 6)

What is your favourite part?
The finish line. It always feels good to finish, but also there is also a huge group of people cheering on runners.

Who is the most Epic Canadian you know?
This is a trick question right – so
Stacy Chesnutt

If you could run with any person (past or present) who would it be?
Malcolm Gladwell

Who do you wish you could convey an honourary Epic Canadian title upon?
Paul Vienneau

How many times have you done Epic Canadian Run For Canada?
Two years 2017 and 2018. Three races 5k 2017 and 6.1k 5k 2018.

Why do you participate in Epic Canadian?
I love to participate in Epic Canadian because it is a great race, so nicely put together. The route is one of the best I have run. Everyone is so nice. The 5k in 2017 for the Epic Canadian 150 was my very first race. 

What is your favorite part of Epic Canadian?
My favorite part of the Epic Canadian is the multiple race choices that you have had. And the race route is my favorite!!!

Who is the most Epic Canadian you know?
That’s a tough one. My friends and family are. 

If you could run with any person (past or present) who would it be?
I love running with my running friend Brittany!!! She pushes me to try and do my very best pushes me when I start to get tired or want to quit. Even though she’s faster then me and we don’t run the full race together she pushes me from start to finish.

Who do you wish you could convey an honorary Epic Canadian title upon?
I’m not to sure about this question to be honest.

How many times have you done Epic Canadian Run For Canada?  
10k in 2017
6.1k, 10k and 10,5k in 2018

Why do you participate in Epic Canadian?
I love the event and the routes are a little challenging which is something else I love and I get to celebrate Canada’s Birthday doing what I love running.

What is your favorite part of Epic Canadian?
Running over the Bridge under the huge Canadian Flag and looking across the lake to see the finish line arch.  Hearing the announcer calling people’s names as they are running down that final stretch.

Who is the most Epic Canadian you know?
I wouldn’t say know, but have met a few times at different racing events, John Stanton. 

If you could run with any person (past or present) who would it be?
Same as above, John Stanton.

Who do you wish you could convey an honorary Epic Canadian title upon?
Not sure, although I don’t know names but if I could look and see the same name
for years in a row of completing the EPIC Canadian Challenge more than 2 or 3
years in a row.  Then that is someone I feel who would deserve that honor.  I did the Mini Moose last year and the picture with the three fingers was coming over the bridge under the flag for the 3rd and final time for the weekend.  A proud accomplishment for me as I only started running in March of 2017. I look forward to getting started on April 9th.

How many times have you done Epic Canadian Run For Canada?
5 or 6 now lol

Why do you participate in Epic Canadian?
Love the race and the energy 

What is your favourite part of Epic Canadian?
The Canadian theme, flags, and costumes!

Who is the most Epic Canadian you know?
Not sure – that is a tough question!

If you could run with any person (past or present) who would it be?
My running buddy Tina
 
Who do you wish you could convey an honorary Epic Canadian title upon?
My husband whom watches the kids while I run

How many times have you done Epic Canadian Run For Canada?
3 times  (10km races)

Why do you participate in Epic Canadian?
It marks the beginning of summer vacation for me.  Great way to start the summer!

What is your favorite part of Epic Canadian? 
I love the route especially through Shubie Park.

Who is the most Epic Canadian you know?  
My dad (RIP)….he served 27 years with the CAF and then another career for 23 years with IMP…then he fought a heroic battle against Pancreatic Cancer.

If you could run with any person (past or present) who would it be?   
Terry Fox

Who do you wish you could convey an honorary Epic Canadian title upon?  
My Dad (Brian Schleihauf)

How many times have you done Epic Canadian Run For Canada?
😃This will be my first, although I plan on doing the extra run to get my C medal 

Why do you participate in Epic Canadian?
This is a run I’ve always wanted to do but because of my work schedule it hasn’t been possible until this year.  I’ve been running off and on now for 10+ years and
quite love the community aspect of running!  One of my first experiences early on
was to be am ambassador with TeamMyles.  Through that I made friends that are still dear to my heart and I still run with them today.  Following my year as an
ambassador with TeamMyles I went on to be a mentor for 2 years as well. 

The biggest thing I love about running, more than anything, is how inclusive it is. No matter whether you are a seasoned runner or a newbie; a sprinter or a long
distance runner; a fast or slow runner…. you are still a runner and runners love runners!  I have never met a more welcoming group of people and the best part
is that anyone can become a runner… you just have to put one foot in front of the other and start moving.

I am a single mom with 2 great teenagers!  Due to life circumstances, I got out of
running for a few years (out of everything physical actually) and gained more weight than I was comfortable with.  Recently I took the bull by the horns, as they
say, and got my health back.  In 6 months, through nutrition coaching, personal training and running, I’ve lost 70 pounds so far and am nowhere near stopping. 
Needless to say, my running has improved a lot in the past 6 months.  I’m a slow runner but I love just getting out there and pushing myself a little more, a little further each time.

What is your favourite part of Epic Canadian?
The excitement and sense of community that surround this event.  And… being a girl from Dartmouth who paddled on Lake Banook for most of her childhood, I LOVE that this around the lake that holds so many fond memories for me!

Who is the most Epic Canadian you know?
For me, this would be Michael J Fox!  I grew up watching him on Family Ties but am continually amazed that he doesn’t seem to let his Parkinson’s Disease get her best of him as much as possible.  He never gives up!!

If you could run with any person (past or present) who would it be?
My mother.  She turns 70 this year and is my idol and my hero.  She recently started back at the gym and we have personal training sessions together once a week.  She never gives up!!  She’s not a runner but if the day ever came that she wanted to run I would be by her side the ENTIRE way.  She thinks she’d slow me down but that woman has a sense of determination that makes me think she’d outrun me any day!

Who do you wish you could convey an honorary Epic Canadian title upon?
I’ll have to come back to this one… I currently have no idea!

How many times have you done Epic Canadian Run For Canada?
I did the 10k in 2013, the Mini Moose in 2017 (6.1, 5 and 10.5k) and the 6.1 and 5k in 2018. This year I’ll be doing the double in a day!

Why do you participate in Epic Canadian?
It’s a great way to celebrate Canada Day, the event is fun wth so much more to do after the run. And the bling is pretty rad.

What is your favorite part of Epic Canadian?
Other than the great race route, the live music and party after running is always a blast!

Who is the most Epic Canadian you know?
Personally? No idea! But if we’re talking Famous Canadians I’d have to go with Chris Hadfield. A genuinely great man.

If you could run with any person (past or present) who would it be?
Katherine Switzer. Mainly just so I could thank her for what she did for women’s running.

Who do you wish you could convey an honorary Epic Canadian title upon?
All the women all over the world who continue to break down barriers in running!

How many times have you done Epic Canadian run for Canada? 
I’ve done ALL of them!! First one
was in 2013 and I never miss them!

Why do you participate in Epic Canadian?
Because I LOVE Epic. It was the first race I ever did and the feeling I got when I finished was amazing. I’ve enjoyed running with people, alone, encouraging others, volunteering in different ways, and I love sharing Epic with other people.

What is your favorite part of Epic Canadian?
This is my absolute favourite race, partly because it was my first, it’s got that Canadian theme, and also because of the Terry Fox connection. It inspired me to set myself a goal of running a race in every Province in Canada!

How many times have you done Epic Canadian Run For Canada?
I have participated 3 times now and I am looking forward to my 4th this year!

Why do you participate in Epic Canadian?
It’s a great way to celebrate on Canada Day, Eh? I enjoy participating in this Epic run
with so many other proud Canadians!

What is your favorite part of Epic Canadian?
There is red and white everywhere! Running under the Canadian flag on the bridge is a
proud moment! (and so close to the finish line too!)

Who is the most Epic Canadian you know?
I would say Sidney Crosby is an Epic Canadian! I haven’t personally met him, yet… maybe someday! #hometownboy

If you could run with any person (past or present) who would it be?
It would definitely be Terry Fox, a true Canadian hero. It’s amazing to think that I could have back in 1980, but now I still run for the cause. His strength, courage, and bravery motivates me. “I just wish that people would realize that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if people try”- Terry Fox

Who do you wish you could convey an honorary Epic Canadian title upon?
My Mom, she is the strongest person I know. She continues to “run” one of many personal marathons with her health. Her strong will, determination, faith and pride carry her through. She is my biggest cheerleader, and I am hers.  My Mother, Joan Oickle, would be my honorary Epic Canadian.

How many times have you done Epic Canadian Run For Canada?
3 times – 2015, 2017, 2018

Why do you participate in Epic Canadian?
The Epic Canadian was my second run ever and my first run after moving to NS. I always look forward to this run, even if the hill part is hard for me. There is always a ton of energy, excitement and encouragement on the route. 

What is your favorite part of Epic Canadian?
Coming around the bend at the end of the race and pushing myself to the finish line! 

Who is the most Epic Canadian you know?
Terry Fox – he’s always been an inspiration since I was a kid. 

If you could run with any person (past or present) who would it be?
Last year I started running weekly with someone I knew but didn’t know well. We planned to run the Epic together, but I was late and she was ahead of me in line and we
didn’t find each other before the gun went off – so this year I hope we can actually run together, like we did all summer. We were able to encourage each other in our running and a wonderful friendship has developed because we decided to become running
buddies. 

Who do you wish you could convey an honorary Epic Canadian title upon?
Maybe I’m suppose to say a famous person here, but I would say my sister. She did this
race with me once before, but she won’t be able to run this year due to medical reasons. She has been a huge support in my life and has always inspired me to do and be better in all things at life.

How many times have you done Epic Canadian Run For Canada?
Epic Canadian 2018 (6.1K and 10K) My favorite race distance is a tie between 5K and half marathon.
 
Why do you participate in Epic Canadian?
A year ago my Canada Day would’ve been spent in a much less productive way. I love the push to get active and run on a holiday.
 
What is your favorite part of Epic Canadian?
I love to run, I love to encourage others to run. I love medals and I love fun! So basically, all that Epic is. 
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