Ashley Hayes, a remarkable
SudburyROCKS!!! runner, is gearing up once again to participate
in the half marathon. Her dedication to running stems
from a profound belief in its ability to improve one's
health, foster a sense of community, and contribute to
meaningful causes. But why is she specifically running
SudburyROCKS!!! this year?
Ashley's journey with SudburyROCKS!!! began in 2018 when
she took part in her very first half marathon. It was
an experience that instantly captured her heart and ignited
her passion for running. The event itself was a wellspring
of inspiration, as it not only brought people together
but also raised funds for a local charity. The presence
of enthusiastic spectators, dedicated volunteers, and
fellow runners provided an incredible atmosphere of encouragement
and camaraderie. From that moment on, Ashley was hooked.
Since her inaugural race, Ashley has been an unwavering
participant in SudburyROCKS!!!, even taking part virtually
when circumstances necessitated it. However, this year
holds special significance for her, as SudburyROCKS!!!
is returning to in-person racing, promising to be stronger
and more invigorating than ever. The event will also be
supporting the Northern Cancer Foundation, a cause that
resonates deeply with Ashley.
As an active member of the Sudbury Rocks Running Club,
Ashley feels proud and honored to be part of a community
that welcomed her with open arms over four years ago.
For her, running is not merely about personal achievements
or fitness goals; it is about embodying a positive role
model for her children, being connected to a supportive
community, raising awareness for cancer research, and
honoring the memory of loved ones, Lise and Steve.
Ashley's story is truly inspirational, as it showcases
the transformative power of running and the immense impact
it can have on both individuals and communities. If you
share her passion or are inspired by her journey, you
still have the opportunity to join SudburyROCKS!!! by
registering. Together, let us embrace the spirit of running,
foster a sense of togetherness, and contribute to the
meaningful cause of cancer research.
Registration is online: https://tinyurl.com/SudburyROCKS2023