Running Marathons up Mountains for Veterans
Did you know that over one-third of all Canadian Veterans are between the ages of 25 and 54? Not exactly the picture many have of a Veteran, is it?
Many Veterans face significant difficulties transitioning from military service to civilian life. This dramatically increases their risk of mental illness, addictions and homelessness. It is almost as if they are hidden in plain sight.
Stewart, a Veteran with British and NATO forces in Bosnia and Kosovo, wants to bring attention to the hundreds of younger Veterans who are trying to navigate back into society. Stewart is on a mission to run a 100-mile mountain race, with a challenging elevation gain of 22,000 ft, to raise awareness about the challenges that “new generation” of Veterans face and what employers and others can do to help.
Schedule of Races
- July 22 – Buckin’ Hell 35 km
- August 19 – Squamish 50/50 (50 miler)
- August 20 – Squamish 50/50 (50 km)
- September 16 – IMTUF 100 miler
All proceeds will support Legion Foundation programs, including support for Veterans through research & treatment of trauma and PTSD, career transition services, and support for Veterans experiencing homelessness.
Stewart has been (and continues to be) supported by his wife, Robin Marie, a daughter and goddaughter of Veterans. Their dog, Murphy, tries to help, too!