Wrapping up a Wild Day
The 2022 Wild One Run marked the 5th year of this event. What a milestone! Having to go virtual for the past two years sure hasn’t slowed us down. But this year felt extra special being able to have an in-person event again. It was so great to see all your smiling faces out there on run day!
Over 230 people registered for the 5th Wild One Run, which is another record for this event. We had runners, joggers, walkers as well as four legged friends explore the Wilden trails on Sunday, September 18th, 2022. What made it extra special is that we had such a wide age range line up at the start – people from 3-79 years of age!
A big shoutout to the “Springvalley Middle Sole Mates” who gathered well over 10 team members. A big thank you also goes to team “Kaamos,” who have been participating in this event over the past three years and are a big fundraising contributor.
As in previous years, the leading local provider of geothermal energy solutions, GeoTility, generously contributed to our cause again. Kelowna branch manager Steve Begley, who took part in the run with his wife and kids, donated over $2,500. Thank you GeoTility!
The Primary Engineering team also attended this year’s Wild One Run and added to our fundraising efforts with a contribution of $2,500. Thank you for your participation and contribution!
We also want to give a special shout out to Bea and JF from MoveMed Physiotherapy who hosted a fundraiser lecture leading up to the run with all the money going to the Blenk Family Fund. They also donated their time and expertise on the day of the event by being on site ready for any emergencies and injuries. If you haven’t checked them out yet, please do so here.
Thank you to Supplement World, Bosley’s Brandts Creek, all the RMT students from First College, Fresh Air, and Okanagan Ice Pops for being at the event, making this day special for all participants.
We also couldn’t have pulled off the event without all of these amazing sponsors who contributed. THANK YOU!
Thanks to our participants, sponsors and donors we were able to raise $11,300. Blenk Development matched this amount resulting in an overall total of $22,600 for the youth mental health projects supported by the Blenk Family Fund.
Fun fact: This year participants received Wild One Run socks which were manufactured in partnership with Sock Rocket. For every pair produced Sock Rocket donated another three pairs to an organization of our choice. We chose to donate the extra 900 pairs of socks to the CMHA Kelowna to support their programs and services.
The day was captured beautifully from all angles. Please click the button below to view and download them. If you share images on social media, we love to see them. Use #wildonerun and tag us with @wildenkelowna.
We are beyond grateful for everyone who made this day a special and successful one. Stay tuned for an update about future projects that the Blenk Family Fund will support and how these funds will be allocated in our community.