The Longest Night Run 2019

One year ago, our dear friend Ashleigh was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, and she and her family have spent the past year navigating a long and exhausting journey of chemo treatments.

Saturday, December 21 is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, with 16 hours of darkness. In southern Manitoba that means 16 hours of darkness, from sunset to sunrise on the 22nd.

From sunset to sunrise we will join Ashleigh and Jordan and their family symbolically by running through the darkness. For 16 hours, in half-hour shifts, we will pound the pavement, embrace the cold, and support our friends.

Would you join us?

Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Run.
    This is a free virtual relay, in half-hour time slots. Run (or walk, or bike) from where you want, as far as you like, with whomever you want. Invite your friends, family, kids, to join you. Click here to sign up for a time slot.
  2. Donate.
    Whether you’re running or not, consider donating $16, $32, or $160 to support the Duecks to help them cover medical and other costs as they navigate this cancer journey together, including . Donate here.

For more details about the event, go to our event web page.