The Secret Marathon 3K Run / Walk

Feb 27, 2019

The Secret Marathon 3K Run / Walk
Running, Walking and Working Together for Equality during week of International Women’s Day
Mar. 6th, 2019

On Wednesday, March 6th at 6.30pm on the week of International Women’s Day, the second annual Secret Marathon 3K run/walk will be held in 16 cities across Canada.

After filming a documentary in Afghanistan about that country's first official marathon, Kate McKenzie and Martin Parnell were inspired to make a difference in their own country when they realized there are those in Canada who don’t feel safe to go for a run or walk at night.

Together with Running Room and the charity Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan they will host The Secret Marathon 3K on the week of International Women's Day. "In Afghanistan we witnessed something really special," McKenzie said "women and men came together in solidarity under extremely difficult circumstances, to support the right all humans should have to walk or run free of fear in their community."

The Secret Marathon 3K run/walk, held on the week of International Women’s Day, celebrates everyone’s right to be free to run. We're inviting women and men across Canada to follow the example set by the brave runners in Afghanistan and unite for freedom, gender equality and safe spaces for all. Funds collected from The Secret Marathon 3K supports raising awareness about gender equality through The Secret Marathon film (scheduled to be released Fall 2019) and donations collected will provide access to education for women and girls in Afghanistan.

The race is named after the documentary about the Marathon of Afghanistan where the route is kept secret to avoid being a target for terrorism. In their honour, the route will also be secret until just before the event.

- To learn more about the film and see the trailer visit www.thesecreatmarathon.com
- Locations: Kelowna Running Room (Orchard Plaza)
- To register for The Secret Marathon 3K go to: www.thesecretmarathon.com/3krace

Company Contact Information:

Company: Canadian Womenf for Women in Afghanistan
Contact Name: Alaina Podmorow
Contact Phone: 2508786817
Contact Email: [email protected]
Company Website: https://thesecretmarathon.com

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