During the first three years of WR3, our thoughts were often with our men and women serving in Afghanistan. We talked about ways to honour those Veterans – especially those who were injured – and we decided to seek a partnership with ParaSport & Recreation PEI, whose mandate is to provide recreation and sport opportunities for Islanders with a physical disability. Our fourth WR3, on 21 Apr 2012, honoured disabled Veterans by inviting athletes with disabilities (AWD) to enter all events in divisions appropriate to their disability, i.e. wheelchair, mobility impaired, and blind/visually impaired.
WR3 has become an annual event in the spring running calendar for PEI and, in 2012, made history as the first established road race in PEI to include those with a physical disability.
In January 2014, the PEI MFSC was replaced by the PEI Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC). In 2015, the seventh WR3 moved to HMCS QUEEN CHARLOTTE in order to better accommodate increased registration numbers. On 31 Jan 2016, the MFRC itself relocated to HMCS QUEEN CHARLOTTE, 210 Water Street, Charlottetown.
Megan Skinner, Allan Callard, Charlene McInnis, Matt Pilkington, Andrea Hoyles, Doug MacEachern
Stuffing Race Kits – 2 April 2009