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Wounded Warrior Run leaves Port Hardy

North Island Gazette - 2/29/2024

The Wounded Warrior Run team had a great start in Port Hardy on Sunday morning at 7 a.m. after a blessing ceremony was held by Kwakiutl Chief Calvin Hunt.

The team then ran down Highway 19 to Port McNeill, where they were treated to "possibly the best hamburgers on the island" and some "amazing donations," said WWR photographer John Penner in a news release.

After eating lunch, the team ran into some incredibly challenging weather.

"Every kind of weather," stated Penner. "In the space of an hour we encountered bright sun, a blowing gale, a blizzard and pouring rain, but the runners didn't falter and we arrived, 107 km later, in Woss right on time."

Penner noted they had a wonderful supper at the Woss Community Centre and then it was "back to the hotel for the night. Tomorrow we head for Sayward."