Outrun Rare will see ultra runner Dave Proctor attempt to break the Guinness World Record for fastest crossing of Canada on foot by a male, set by Al Howie in September of 1991.
Runners Sole will welcome Proctor to Kamloops with a community run on June 30 as he passes through the city on his quest, designed also to help the Rare Disease Foundation.
Heather and Rob MacCollum are organizing the event and asking partipicants to be at the Tournament Capital Centre at 9 a.m. The run is expected to wrap up at about 10 a.m.
Howie crossed the nation in 72 days and 10 hours and raised $750,000 for a fund for children with special needs.
Proctor, who is aiming to raise $1,000,000 for the Rare Disease Foundation, plans to beat Howie’s record by six days by running an average of 108 kilometres per day.
The run will begin in Victoria on June 27.
A rare disease is defined as a condition affecting fewer than one in 2,000 people. There are more than 7,000 diagnosed rare diseases and many more undiagnosed diseases.
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