A team of six runners passed through Ladysmith late Saturday morning, Feb. 27, en route to Victoria next afternoon, where they were to be greeted by Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon.
By the time they arrived on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, they had completed a 600 km relay run, and raised awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other ‘mental health injuries’.
“The runners have stopped at communities, fire halls and legions across Vancouver Island where they talked about their experiences and connected with other veterans,” said a media release for the run.
“PTSD and other Operational Stress Injuries may not be outwardly visible but they have taken a terrible toll on veterans of all ages as well as their families.”
Arriving in Ladysmith at about 11 a.m., the runners were greeted by a party of Ladysmith Legion 171 executive members, a warm cup of coffee and some refreshments. They stayed about an hour before the call to muster came and they started out again.