Backs in Motion is CMCC’s annual 10km run and 5km run/walk. In its 35th year, Backs in Motion raises over $50,000 each year in support of chiropractic education, research and patient care at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Backs in Motion brings together over 500 competitive and recreational participants of all ages. The course explores the beautiful East Don Parkland trail, a northerly, scenic stretch of the Don offering a chance to see the river and its valley unencumbered by rail lines and expressways.
Backs in Motion awards over 100 prizes to: the top three male/female overall finishers and the top three male /female finishers in each age category for the 5k and 10k run, In addition, participant and placement medals are awarded for kids
Attendance was up this year as we welcomed over 400 runners and walkers on a beautiful day in the parkland and area surrounding CMCC. This year’s theme was Canada 150.
The fastest man in the 10 km race was Garrett de Jong (Class of ’16) with a time of 34:41 followed quickly by Stuart W. MacPherson (Year I) at 36:55 and Peter Huang at 38:35. This is De Jong’s third first place win in the race. Congratulations!
The top three fastest women were Emma Mangialardi (Year II) finishing at 41:56, Carrie Snaychuk (Year I) at 42:05 and Eleanor Colledge at 44:42.
In the 5 km race, the top three men were Wesley Rickman at 16:42 (Year IV), Ryan Cassidy at 17:13 (Year I) and Aleksandr Kuternin at 17:19.
The top three women were Joanna Chan at 20:20, with Dakota Poulter a very close second at 20:25, and Katie Wiebe at 21:15.
We were happy to welcome the Sole Sisters back to the run this year, and to see some great school spirit in the form of Team “Running on Empty” with members from CMCC’s first year graduate students Drs. Sarah Batley, Melissa Corso, Chris Grant, Christine Meckamalil, Mitch Savic and Justin Young, and many other CMCC groups.