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Across Canada

Run
2 0 9 Meeting
February No.
18, 5
0 2008
Monday 10am to 1pm
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GGSCF
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Organized By:
Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation
Welcome

1. Purpose – Safety & Resources


2. “Plan” to Run Across Canada
3. Q&A

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Topics
1. Route
2. Distance/Duration and Daily
Target
3. Safety of Runner
4. Daily Routine
5. Resources People - Participants
6. Resources Financial – Minimum
Budget
7. Challenging Areas
8. Charity
9. Purpose Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation
Route
Origi Propos
• Newfoundland nal 821 ed
km 136
km
• Nova Scotia 484 km 484 km
• Prince Edward Island 143 km 143
km
• New Brunswick 592 km 592
km
• Québec 765 km 765
km
• Ontario 2584 km 2584
km
• Manitoba 522 km 522
km
• Saskatchewan 865 km 717
km
• Alberta Guru877 km
Gobind Singh Children’s 601
Foundation
Route

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Distance/Duration
• Total Distance 9121km
• July 1st to Aug 30th - 61 days
• Target Each Day = 9121 / 60
= 152 km/day
5. Two teams to run each day each to
cover 75 km/day
• Total Distance 7840km
• July 1st to Aug 30th - 61 days
• Target Each Day = 7840 / 60
= 130 km/day
5. Two teams to run each day each to
cover 65 km/day Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation
Safety of Runner
Different types of Safety
• Traffic/Road
• Weather
• Wild Animals
• Molesters
• Organization/Training

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Traffic/Road
• Run in safest place possible
• Sidewalk
• Boulevard
• Shoulder
• Off main roads
• Dangerous Stretches of
Highway
• Vehicles to Protect Runner
• Additional vehicle to slow traffic
• Do not run that stretch of Highway

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Weather
• Short stretches for runners
• Drink lots of fluids
• Sun screen
• Rest time for body to recover
from heat Each runner 3 minutes x
2/hour x 3 hours = 18 minutes each 3 hour
session = 36 minutes per day = 6.5 km each
day

• Rain gear

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Wild Animals
• Bug replant
• Identify trouble spots and
danger
• Horn/Spray
• Run Vehicle Close By – Horn

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Molesters
• Know who is in our group
• Encourage family
participants
• Not have people left by
themselves, create a buddy
system
• Educate children to identify
signs and how to bring issues
forward
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Organization/Training
• Fixed team of
volunteers/runners
• Train runners so that they
are capable of running the
distance (are fit)
• Train the individuals in teams
before the run so that they
know each other well
• Rules that need to be
followed. Check in training
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Daily Routine
Team 1 Team 2
Wake up/get ready
4:30am-6:00am Wake up/get ready
7:30am-9:00am
Running period 6:00am-
9:00am
Running period 9:00am-
Break 9:00am- 12:00noon
12:00noon
Meals/WC/Site Break 12:00noon-
Seeing/Speeches 3:00pm
Running 12:00noon- Meals/WC/Site
3:00pm Seeing/Speeches
Running 3:00pm-
Finished for day at 6:00pm
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3:00pm
Resources People
1. Each Team will have
• 6 Volunteers Coordinato
rs
• 10 Runners
2. Two Teams = 16 x 2 + 2 = 34
people
3. Nine Weeks = 306 people
(run only)
• 126 Adults volunteers
• 160 Runners
4. Bus Drivers
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Resources Financial
• Keep expenses low and
thereby using more of the
money raised for a cause
• Keep expenses low and try to
cover all these with sponsors
so that all money raised is for
charity
• Keep team lean and mean –
not carry baggage –
participants/volunteers
multiple rolls and
responsibilities Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation
Minimum Budget
• Original Budget $450,000
• Reduced to $240,000
• Could be reduced further but
not by much

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Run Format

RUN TEAM 1 SUPPORT


V VAN
A
N
TRAFFIC

TRAFFIC

EC TEAM 2
V VA
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A N
Runners Switch

RUN TEAM 1 SUPPORT


V VAN
A
N
TRAFFIC

TRAFFIC

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Volunteers/Runners
2 2
ADULTS ADULTS

T
eam RUN
V
TEAM 1 SUPPORT
VAN
1 A
N
2
10
ADULTS
RUNNERS

4 2
2
ADULTS ADULTS
ADULTS
Coordinat 10
ors
T EC TEAM 2 RUNNERS
eam V
A
VA
N Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation
Volunteers
Who we need:
• High Commitment
• Very Dependable/Responsible
• Driving Ability – Full size van 8
hours/day
• Service focus – nothing too small
• Physically fit
• Flexible/Adaptable
• Get on with others
• Leaders & Parents
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Training/Testing
GGSCF Events this year
Buses for Nagar Kirtan
Fun Day
Food Drive
Seniors Trip
Canada Day Parade
Practice Sessions
Check Route
Training in Bhagat Puran Singh Park
Target speed 11km/hour – relay
sprints
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What this “Plan”
means?
1. Focus is on the “Run” other
things are secondary Charity,
Religious, Awareness etc.
2. Fixed team people will not be
able to join in along the way,
most people participating will be
Sikhs.
3. Fundraising will be more difficult
but is not the primary driver for
the run.
4. We do not intend to establish
branches along the way or any
other long term goal.
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Charity
1. Possibilities

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Promotion
1. Logo

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Purpose
Primary
Challenge and achievement
at completing
this Run Across Canada
Secondary
Collect funds for a good cause
Raise awareness for cause
Raise awareness of Sikhs in Canada

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