Date: September 9th, 6:00 pm - September 9th, 8:00pm
Venue: Diamond Aircraft Hangar - 1560 Crumlin Sideroad (between Oxford St and Dundas St)
Location: London More Info
September 9, 2016
Shirts for 5K, Medals for Kids Run, BBQ, Beer, Wine & FREE PARKING!
- Kids Run 6:30pm
- 5K Run/Walk 6:45pm
- Reception in the Diamond Aircraft Hanger with food, beer, silent auction and great prizes 7:15pm
Reception in the Diamond Aircraft Hanger with food, beer, silent auction and great prizes.
Click here for our latest Jordan Strickland Endowment Update.
Jordan Strickland inspires the third annual “Jordan’s Run the Runway” run and walk event at Diamond Aircraft and the London International Airport. The 2014 inaugural run was a very emotional event, filled with so many old and new friends, family, and other people connected to us and each other through Jordan. Thanks to all of you who made the event such a success, raising over $170,000 for YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth. Jordan would SO have loved the party!
Jordan loved all things in life that were filled with adventure, and he was not afraid to try anything. One of the things he loved most in life was going to the London YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth on Beausoleil Island, where he attended for many years as a camper, and for nine years as a volunteer counsellor.
Although CQE terrain is not what would be considered easy to traverse, and was a challenge to Jordan’s mobility, he always managed to get anywhere he needed to with the support of the many amazing young men and women there. It is doubtful that he missed any opportunities! Rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, body surfing on the rapids, hiking, swimming, out tripping…. he looked forward to and was a part of all of it. Because of the Y’s and CQE’s inclusive philosophy, Jordan and others who may have physical or other challenges have always been welcomed to share the same awesome camp experience as any other kid, with whatever support it takes to make that happen. Many, many children and future camp leaders who couldn’t typically afford to go are supported by the Strong Kids Campaign to attend CQE, and we want this to continue as part of Jordan’s story for many years to come. Jordan would have turned 30 this year, and we are so grateful for the many friends he met over the years, and who he introduced to us. Thank you so much for Running the Runway to remember our amazing Jordan, and also for his CQE and Siskinds families and friends.
– Janice, Paul, and Daniel Strickland
Jordan was a regular at the YMCA and as he grew older, a volunteer and employee at Camp Queen Elizabeth. We can’t think of a more fitting organization to benefit from this event. Jordan was a determined athlete who overcame obstacles to complete many races in his life. Thank you for joining us for this very special event. We hope you enjoy the course and as you participate, please take a moment to think of Jordan, how he contributed to our lives, our community and how we can build on that together.