The Banff Jasper Relay is a very special event and is dedicated to two very special friends - Garth Huck and David O'Brien.
Garth and David were avid runners and a big part of the relay ... and both lost their battles to brain tumours. In 2013, David wrote an article in the National Post on the importance of marathons in his life after a cancer diagnosis.
The founders of the Banff Jasper Relay, as well as their friends and family, have personally been affected by the tragedy of brain tumours, which is why they feel especially passionate about the effort to raise funds for those affected.
They are so passionate that over the previous 15 years they have raised over $500,000 for brain tumour research!
The funds raised this year will go to research into pediatric childhood brain tumours.
All donations will be matched dollar for dollar. If each runner raises just $75 dollars, that will raise $135,000 to change the future for children affected by a brain tumour.
To register for the Banff Jasper Relay, you must register your team using the Banff Jasper Relay website