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Feel the burn: Registration open for the Coquitlam Crunch Diversity Challenge

Sign up for the 11th annual Coquitlam Crunch Diversity Challenge by June 8. The fundraiser takes place on Saturday, June 11.
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Ken and Chase Addison of Nexus Insurance hold umbrellas for Dave McClosey on the Coquitlam Crunch. The trio is organizing the 11th annual Coquitlam Crunch Diversity Challenge on June 11, 2022.

Ready to burn off those pandemic pounds?

Registration is now open for the Coquitlam Crunch Diversity Challenge, an annual fundraiser for the Coquitlam Foundation that returns June 11.

This year, Nexus Insurance Brokers is sponsoring the event — following the departure of founder Alex Bell — that sees participants in one of three categories:

  • The Stair Master
    • To see how fast you can make it up the 437 steps (8 a.m.)
  • The Make It Or Break It
    • To see how many times you can walk/run up and down the steps in four hours (9 a.m.)
  • The Recreational
    • To get the family out for a leisurely hike, while supporting the cause (10 a.m.)

Coquitlam residents Ken and Chase Addison, along with organizer Dave McCloskey, are leading the 2022 Challenge.

"I participated in it years ago," Ken told the Tri-City News. "With things opening up, our company was looking to get back into the community and put on local events. This seemed like a good fit."

Carol Cahoon, the foundation’s executive director, said her non-profit society is excited the Challenge is on track after cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Proceeds "will go toward the foundation’s Community Diversity Fund, which is kept in perpetuity and will be dispersed as grants to support community groups planning diversity initiatives," she said.

The deadline to sign up for the Coquitlam Crunch Diversity Challenge is June 8.

For more information or to help sponsor the event, you can visit the Coquitlam Crunch website.