Imagine you’re getting ready to run your first 100-mile race and your gear gets stolen. What would you do? If you’re Nikola Golymbiowsky, a Montreal-based ultra runner on the way to the 2022 Sulphur Springs Trail Race, you show up 5 hours late, run the race, and finish it under 24 hours!
Golymbiowsky relied on the running community’s generosity to participate in the race:
“The race director gave me all the gear that I needed, everything that was missing,” he told CityNews reporter, when back in Montreal. “He gave me a headlamp, a vest, the clothes…”
The Hamilton Conservation Foundation is also a grateful recipient of the running community’s generosity. Organized by the Burlington Runners Club, the Sulphur Springs Trail Race takes place in Dundas Valley Conservation Area, with proceeds and race donations directed to the Foundation in support of the Dundas Valley Trails Fund.
This year’s generous runners contributed over $2,700 to the Foundation through donations with their race registrations, bringing the total contributed over the years to over $90,000!
These donations assist with upkeep and improvements to the 40km multi-use trail network in Dundas Valley, ensuring the trails can be enjoyed by all users. Thank you to the Sulphur Springs Trail Race participants and the Burlington Runners Club for their ongoing generosity.
Photo by Sue Sitki Photography.