Victoria Goddess Run: Meet VWTH’s Charity Champion!

This year, VWTH returns as the charity of choice for all three Victoria Goddess Runs, offered virtually in June, October and December. Participants can add a tax-deductible donation to their registration, set up a donation page or run and fundraise as a team. All donations help to support VWTH and the women and children we serve.

Meet VWTH’s very own Charity Champion, Carolyn!

Hi there. I am the Payroll and Benefits Coordinator with VWTH and have been with the organization for almost two years. I started running in 2019 after experiencing an event in my life that affected me negatively. I was out for a walk one day and had so much anger in me that I just took off running. That was the start of my journey. My first race was the Sarah Beckett run that I completed with my best friend who is a police officer. In total, I have completed six Goddess Runs.

My running goal is usually to improve my running time. I would love to get myself down to around 25 minutes for a 5km. The last Run I completed in 27 minutes, 27 seconds. When I run, nothing else matters. I have found it to be the best form of therapy. Generally, I like to run alone. It gives me that time just for myself. I’ve tried running with my dog, but she’s still a puppy, a bit out of control and runs really fast. I hope by next year she will be able to be my running buddy.

My favourite running location is along Dallas Road and this is where I’ll be running for the Victoria Goddess Run on June 12. The view is amazing and the air is refreshing from the water. I never thought I would be a runner, and now I am. This year I plan to compete in all the Goddess Runs, the TC10k and the Royal Victoria Half Marathon. Yup. I love running!

Thank you Carolyn and thank you, Victoria Goddess Run!

Click here to support Carolyn’s run for Victoria Women’s Transition House.

For more information about the Victoria Goddess Run, visit our event page or go to goddessrun.ca

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