Want to participate? It’s not too late!
When: The weekend of March 4 – 6, 2022
Where: Anywhere in Canada. Shawn Bjornsson will be running in Gimli, MB, the largest icelandic community outside of Iceland.
How: To participate, you must first register here and pledge to run a certain number of kilometres. We will keep a running tally of the number of kilometres pledged and see how many times we can “cross” Lake Winnipeg.
Each participant will have the option to get a free medal to commemorate their participation. Running shirts and other merchandise are also available for purchase in our Etsy store!
A few words from the Founder of A Viking’s Challenge
“Hi everyone, Chris Isfeld here. The last few months have been pretty rough for me. As some of you know, in late 2021, a large mass was found on my right adrenal gland. After fighting melanoma for 3 years and finally getting the all clear in December 2020, this was not the news I’d hoped for. So back I went to treatment, first some radiation and now immunotherapy.
Luckily, I have access to these treatments in my own province, but not all melanoma patients are so fortunate. Many patients end up having to pay out of pocket to get to and from treatments, or worse, have to pay for treatments that aren’t covered. That’s why again this year, I’d like to invite you to participate in A Viking’s Challenge, the fundraiser I founded in 2020 to raise funds for melanoma patients.
Unfortunately, because of my treatment, I won’t be able to run the 30 km across Lake Winnipeg this year, but I’m inviting everyone to join the challenge and run or walk wherever you live. It would mean so much to me and I can assure you that you’d be helping make a big difference in someone’s life. To register or make a donation, visit bit.ly/AVC2022. Thank you!”