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Be Emmazing!

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 9:30am
Coxheath Arena

BE EMMAZING 5 & 10k (running - walking - or cycling), May 1st, 2016

In May 2013, Emma van Nostrand traveled with her family to Toronto to run her first marathon. The 18 year-old from Nova Scotia didn’t finish the race, succumbing to a rare and undiagnosed heart abnormality before she could reach the finish line. Emma was a student at Riverview Rural High School in Sydney, a soccer player, and a runner. Her loss was felt across the Cape Breton community.

In her memory, Emma’s parents Kathy and Steven organized the “Be Emmazing ” memorial 5k and 10k run, which raises money for the the Riverview Scholarship Fund in Emma’s memory. To date, the run has seen over 1000 people participating, and raised close to $70,000. All money raised goes to the fund with absolutely no raised funds being used to cover expenses (a GoFundMe campaign has been started to help with this).


For information about the GoFundMe effort, see

For information about the cycling component of this event, contact Vic Gouthro


Ride Leader: 
Vic Gouthro
Distance (km): 
5 - 10

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