24th ANNUAL GREAT WALK - June 2, 2001
GOLD RIVER TO TAHSIS, B.C. - 63.5 KM
"NORTH AMERICA'S TOUGHEST PLEDGE WALK"

HIGHLIGHTS

This year, 1,104 people registered, 964 started and 806 finished the GREAT WALK; a record in all three categories! Average completion time - 11 hours 54 minutes.

First 10 GREAT WALKERS to finish:

NAME

FROM

HRS:MINS

Steven Royer **

Courtenay

4:30

Steve King

Penticton

4:58

Matthew Sessions

Coquitlam

5:08

Robert Wall

Campbell River

5:15

Rob Fontaine

Campbell River

5:15

Doug Lanigan

Powell River

5:44

Michelle Steel

Ladysmith

5:46

Janet Green

Alan Murray

5:59

Alan Murray

Campbell River

5:59

Gil Korn

Vancouver

6:04

** ties record set by Steve King in 1984
A complete ranking list has been posted on our website; www.greatwalk.com


According to the information turned in to us so far, this year's GREAT WALKERS have solicited pledges on behalf of more than a hundred different charities and other worthwhile causes. These pledges total more than $173,742 ! The biggest winner of the day was the AFRICA COMMUNITY TECHNICAL SERVICE with pledges totaling $ 53,719, which will, in turn be matched 2 to 1 by the federal government for a total donation over $156,000 to this worthwhile African Water Project.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS were made to the following WALKERS:

CATEGORY

NAME

FROM

HRS:MINS

Walker with fastest time **

Steven Royer

Courtenay

4:30

First man finishing

Steven Royer

Courtenay

4:30

First woman finishing

Michelle Steel

Ladysmith

5:46

First female youth (16)

Kathleen Coyle

Campbell River

11:46

First male youth (16)

Ivan Tarter

Comox

7:51

Youngest female finishing (12)

Kimberly Ridley

Tahsis

15:37

Youngest male finishing (12)

Stacey Bell

Quathiaski Cove

14:12

Oldest female finishing (72)

Brigitte Killat

Campbell River

10:55

Oldest male finishing (76)

Peter D. Scott

Lantzville

14:12

**ties previous record set by Steve King in 1984.

A big THANK YOU to the hundreds of volunteers from Tahsis, Gold River and beyond that made the 24th Great Walk such a success. We couldn't have done it without your help!

For more information about the GREAT WALK, please phone 250-934-6570, FAX 250-934-6576 or check out the website at www.greatwalk.com


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