"I was inspired by Tommy Rivers Puzey, an endurance athlete who has won many marathons. He's big on social media and is very inspiring, pushing his followers to reach their maximum potential," says Chris.Chris was encouraged to sign up for his first race three years ago and has since participated in many others, some for charity, most for personal achievement and growth.
"I have participated in runs like the Spartan Race, focused on personal achievement. However, I knew I wanted to participate in runs for a cause that would be rewarding and fulfilling," says Chris.
The Million Reasons Run
"I have a young daughter, so imagining what these kids in hospitals and their families go through makes me feel sick to my stomach," says Chris. "The money raised goes toward supporting the discovery of life-saving treatments for over 5,000 children currently in children's hospitals across the country."
This year Chris ran a total of 84 kilometres, surpassing his goal of the intermediate 75-kilometre run. An awe-inspiring feat since much of his time was spent travelling for work and family.
Chris loves running, and participating in races such as The Million Reasons Run makes Chris's favourite hobby even more special because he is helping others. He is grateful for the backing of his core support group and is excited to run even further next year.
Chris Gauthier, PMP - Product Marketing Manager, Construction
Since graduating from university and immersing himself in the construction industry, Chris enjoys Travelling the world, spending time with family and being outdoors as much as possible. He loves playing hockey, riding his bike on the trails, and hiking the beautiful mountains in the Canmore area.