SunRype Okanagan Marathon Helps Kids Dream Big

The Sunshine Foundation of Canada is honoured to be the charity of choice for the SunRype Okanagan Marathon taking place October 6th and 7th, 2018 at City Park in Kelowna, BC.  SunRype and the Running Room have invited runners and walkers to collect pledges to support our young Dreamers in their quest to build confidence and write a brighter future story by living their dream.

Onsite to cheer on the runners and walkers will be Sunshine alumnus Walid from Kelowna, who had his Sunshine Dream of playing golf with professional wheelchair golfer, Anthony Netto, come true. Walid’s Sunshine Dream inspired and motivated him to continue playing golf and to help pay it forward to other youth. To learn more about Walid’s story, click here.

“The SunRype Okanagan Marathon is a fun and engaging family event,” says Nancy Sutherland, CEO for The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.  “We are grateful for the continued commitment to our Sunshine Dreamers and for having the opportunity, as the charity partner, to engage with the marathon family of runners, walkers, and supporters. We are honoured to be working alongside SunRype in their new title sponsorship of the Okanagan Marathon.  It is because of community-minded business supporters like SunRype and the Running Room, that we can continue our work with youth.”

The SunRype Okanagan Marathon brings thousands of runners out during Thanksgiving weekend. Known as a family fitness and lifestyle weekend, the event attracts many seasonal and recreational runners and boasts five races ranging from the ABC Kids Fun 1km run to the 42.2km Marathon. Racers can also take part in three other events including a 5km, 10km and Half Marathon. Everyone will enjoy scenic views along Lake Okanagan on a fast course certified as a Boston Marathon qualifying race with a festive atmosphere the whole family can enjoy.

Participants of the SunRype Okanagan Marathon are invited to inspire young dreamers and collect pledges in support of Sunshine Dream Programs.  Pledges can be made through the marathon website

Interested in volunteering as a member of the Sunshine Spirit Squad to help cheer on the runners and walkers?  It is a lot of fun and you will be helping make dreams come true!  Please contact for more details.