Students reap benefits of Sun Run participation

Originally published Oct. 31, 2017 in the Vancouver Sun.

By Nick Eagland

When students from Sir Winston Churchill Secondary cross the Sun Run finish line together next April, they will have earned a lot more than just a mention on the results board.

They have been walking, jogging and running in the annual springtime road race for well over a decade, and consistently make up one of the largest teams to participate each year.

For the 2016-2017 academic year, close to a third of the school’s 2,021 students joined the 40,000-person throng as it made its way through downtown Vancouver. That school spirit won the 645-member team a $600 prize for being the largest secondary school group involved.

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