WHY: To raise $10,000 for Shelter Movers Vancouver. Enough to move 50 families out of harms way.
WHAT: Running 100km (250 laps of a track) in one night.
WHEN: Saturday June 19th at 8pm and continuing until I reach 100km (approx. 7am Sunday June 20th)
WHERE: Local High School Track (Due to Covid-19 health restrictions, please do not attend)
Canadian Running Magazine feature here!
North Shore News Article about our event here!
50 Moves for Victims
This event is in support of Shelter Movers but is not officially organized or sanctioned by them. All donations are made directly to Shelter Movers Vancouver but they hold no responsibility or liability for this event. It's my own silly idea.
My name is Peter Celler.
I'm a father of three, a mechanical engineer, and I enjoy doing endurance sports.
I discovered my love for endurance sport in 2014 and have been looking for new challenges ever since.
Last year I created Run Through Night hoping to give my hobby some meaning and do some good. I ran 90km and we raised nearly fifteen thousand dollars. It was, by far, one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. This year I hope to continue that tradition.
Founded in April 2016 by Marc Hull-Jacquin, Shelter Movers is a a survivor-centred, free moving service that has been able to help nearly 1,000 households safely relocate without losing treasured belongings.
Since then, they've expanded their services to Ottawa, Vancouver and Nova Scotia building a team of more than 500 determined volunteers. These volunteers are the driving force behind the organization.
There’s plenty of people in difficult situations who are in need of support. The need to raise awareness on the issues of violence against women and domestic violence is great. Simply put, there’s a lot to be done.
At their core, they aim to remind survivors of their intrinsic worth and the power they are reclaiming in their decision to leave an abusive relationship.
At the end of the day, their story is made up of many stories, starting with those of survivors.