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May 13, 2021
South of Cochrane to Calgary, AB
31.82 km today
1,145.76 km achieved so far!
Over $37,000 raised so far!
Got up at Mary and Stu’s and got back out to the highway around 9am.
A cool start but good. Did 13 k to the next rest. Had a bite to eat and the Calgary CTV found us just before I was heading out again.
Got an interview and he Fallo’d me for a bit and got another shot if me running on the highway. Got through a major construction zone and got into Calgary by 1:30. A friend of mine from high school, Ken Larson met us at Shouldice Athletic Park.
Visited for a bit then ran along the beautiful Bow River Pathway for 9 k.
Ended with 31.82 k for the day.
Met Brennan from Trans Canada Gas on the Pathway, he’s training for his first marathon in September.
Got to Ken and Cheryl’s for BBQ and night.
Please keep updated at FalloRick.com like, share and donate if you can. And remember this us for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada
Thanks everyone for the support.
May 12, 2021
Cheneka to South of Cochrane, AB
29.94 km today
1,113.94 km so far!!!
Over $36,000 raised so far!
Out of the mountains, into cattle country.
A shorter run today 29.94 km. Have to take it easy for a couple days to nurse my quad a bit and to get to an intersection on Hwy # 1 to good friends for the night.
Only a couple pictures to share today. And share a CHEK TV update on the run. (See Media tab)
Got a msg from Pattison Outdoor Advertising today. They are going to put an ad out on electronic billboards from BC to Ontario. If you see one, please let me know.
Please like, share and donate if you can. This is for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada.
May 11, 2021
Canmore to Cheneka, AB
38.7 km today
1084 km achieved so far!!!
So close to $36,000 raised - who will get us there with an $88 donation?
Good Morning! 💦
Rainy start toward 3-day run to Calgary from Dead Man's Flats. Blisters and quadriceps left leg under control, we hope!🙏🏃♂️
Thanks everyone for your support and encouragement towards fallorick 🏃♂️💕
Out of the Mountains 😏into the flatter land. Going to miss the landscape. Had a good day running lots of up and down, but overall down. Got 38.7 k in despite a slight twinge in left quad. Therapist said it’s ok to go. I think the day off yesterday helped sooth a bit of the pain. I will keep monitoring it. Two more shorter days I’ll be in Calgary. Started off cool and wet. Ended the day warm and sunny. Got done before a major down pour. More flat than hills for the next while.
May 10, 2021
A well-deserved rest day in Calgary
Over $35,000 raised so far!
To Calgary to physio, motor home check and dog bath for razzle 🐕❤
Another bear, minding his own business, just on the side of the road at bow river campground 🐻
May 9, 2021
Banff to Canmore, AB
33.37 km today
1,045.85 km achieved so far
Over $34,000 raised so far!!!
Just a short note on today’s run.
Ran out of time today.
Ran into a couple ladies at different places. Both are from Sault Ste. Marie. Quite a gloomy day with light snow and drizzle.
Quadricep acted up a bit in the last 8 k. So took it easy. Still got in 37.37km.
Night at Bow River Campground.
May 8, 2021
Lake Louise to Banff, AB
40.22 km today
1,012 km achieved so far!!!!!
WooHoo 1,000 km Done.
Tough start of the day. Sore Quads but pushed through it.
More fantastic countryside.
Another milestone today. Reached 1,000 km.
Day 28, 24th day Running.
It’s almost hard to believe it myself.
Mostly flat or slightly downhill today making it a little easier.
Good thing I had a bit of a tail wind cause I was feeling a little sluggish and had a slight pain in left quad, but with a good run down by Colette Michel-Fall it was better for the 2nd 1/2 of the day.
More great scenic views. Only wild life was the two bears at a rest stop lol.
Met a couple young ladies, Paisley and Kelly at a Rest stop who are going to share this journey.
Weather was better than forecast today.
Tonight we are spending the night at Sunshine Village Ski Resort. Oops, just got asked to move on to a designated campground. Might get a little snow overnight.
Hope the forecast is wrong.
Let’s keep the forecast for Childhood Cancer Canada and Make-A-Wish Canada going by liking, sharing and donating to help reach the $300,000 goal. 🏃🏽♂️🏃🏽♂️💪🇨🇦🏃🏽♂️🏃🏽♂️then🍺🍺
May 7, 2021
Field, BC to Lake Louise, AB!!!
33.69 km today
972.26 km achieved so far!
Over $33,000 raised!!!
Made it into Alberta!
Another tough start to the day.
(Sounds like I’m saying that every day lol)
Easy 4 k to start, the up up up to the top of the Trans Canada Highway. 1650m. Up from about 1250m.
Getting into Alberta, it was pretty much all downhill to Lake Louise. Then a bit extra fairly flat.
Highway traffic was still almost non existent because if the closer near Golden.
More beautiful scenery along the way, with great nutrition breaks prepared by non other than Colette Michel-Fall.
Back to Lake Louise for the night.
Please keep the likes, shares and donations coming in for helping to get to the $300,000 goal for Childhood Cancer Canada and Make-A-Wish Canada.
May 6, 2021
Golden to Field, BC
43.86 km today
938.57 km achieved so far!
26th day, 23rd day running.
Tough start today after getting through the Kickinghorse Canyon Construction zone (by RV). No running allowed.
From the Kickinghorse Canyon Rest area it was about 250 m UPHILL over about 3 km.
Then more uphill then the last 10 k more UPHILL.
Blisters on the toes were covered with mole skin patches which helped a lot, along with punching a hole in the side of my “retired” ASICS to allowing extra room for the mole skin.
That worked out great.
Met lots of bikers taking advantage of the local traffic only highway.
And met Bev, a road cleaning boss who mentioned that she will try to get a corporate donation going. Met others as well who will be “Fallo”ing my journey.
Made it to Field BC where I took a COLD but very refreshing dip in the Kickinghorse River.
We were invited for HappyHour at Lorain’s Bear Den Guest House, which we gratefully took her up on.
Please remember to like, share and donate if you can for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada.
Thanks to Colette Michel-Fall and to Wendy Swain for all they do helping with this fundraising Run
May 5, 2021
Donald to Golden, BC
27.31 km today
894.71 km achieved so far!
Good Morning! Sunshine today.
Had a restful night at Campers Haven RV Park🌞 On the road to Golden this morning.
857 kilometers under his belt!
He is strong!🏃♂️
Hopefully no more bear encounters!
Thank you all for your support!💕
Made it to Golden. Tough last 2 k to the top and campground.
May 4, 2021
Glacier to Donald, BC
42.5 km today
867.4 km achieved so far!
Another great dayfor Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada.
Had another bear encounter this morning. This time it was a large Black bear that was not worried at all about traffic close by.
I got an early warning about it, so I called Colette Michel-Fall who came to the rescue and got me passed the bear.
Started off with a good downhill “Fallo”d by fairly flat only to get into a long uphill.
Was able to get in 42.5 k today ending up at Campers Haven RV Park, about 25 k west of Golden.
Please like, share and donate if you can to help reach the goal of $300,000 for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada.
May 3, 2021
Canyon Hot Springs to Glacier, BC
45.23 km today
824.9 km achieved so far!
Over $30,000 raised so far!
Rogers Pass, Conquered
That’s 19% Done.
Good day running. Cool/cold and wet at times, but a good day put in. Planning a 42 k run for tomorrow to get us about 25 k from Golden.
Lots of Uphill 768 m incline today cresting Rogers Pass at 1330 m. ASL. Met a couple ladies on a construction crew who were from Victoria and Duncan. Very impressed and said they will share and donate. Just after meeting them I met 2 guys on the same construction site. They were from Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. Also said they will like, Share and donate.
The word is getting out there by good people I meet.
First Bear encounter in today’s last 10 k. I was warned about a bear about 1.5 k from him. Getting closer I saw him and crossed the road to plan my strategy to avoid him. Getting closer a gentleman Rick Clinaz offered me a lift to get passed him so I could avoid becoming bacon for the bear. Rick got a few good shots of him and forwarded to me.
Please check out the latest on FalloRick.com where you can find Where is Rick now? You can find information about Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada. You will also find a donation link to help reach the fundraising goal of $300,000.
Thanks to Colette Michel-Fall for all her dedicated support and help to make this happen. It could not be done without her.
Please Share & Donate if you can and Share.
May 2, 2021
Revelstoke to Canyon Hot Springs, BC
40.04 kms today
779.67 kms achieved so far!
Not Quite to the Top YET.
Today’s run took me through Revelstoke,starting with 4 k downhill followed by about 20 k uphill. Then up and down for a total of 40 km and 508 m incline. Overall elevation difference was 210 m.
More great scenery and the best care I could ask for from Colette Michel-Fall to make it through the day.
Tomorrow will be cresting Rodgers Pass, 1330 m above sea level.
About 110 km to cover over the next 3 days to make it to Golden where a permit to get through the closed construction zone will be granted.
Please don’t forget the reason I am doing this run. I’m doing it for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada.
Please take the time to share and donate to the cause through FalloRick.com to help out getting to the goal of raising $300,000.
May 1, 2021
Rest Day in Revelstoke
739 km achieved so far
Over $28,000 raised for Childhood Cancer Canada & Make a a Wish Canada so far
Groceries, laundry, cleaning, maintenance and LUNCH!👍😂
Rest day is OVER with a nice stay at Boulder Mountain Resort and RV.
Back to pounding the pavement in the morning.
Had a great day off with a cool Live Radio Interview with Jace at Stoke FM in Revelstoke. I hope to find the link to repost it soon.
Had a great lunch and craft beer at Brierhaus.
A good rest day!
April 30, 2021
Eagle River to Revelstoke, BC
42.65 kms today
739.63 kms achieved so far!
April 29, 2021
Salmon Arm to Eagle River, BC
52 kms today
696.98 kms achieved so far!
Another day running Done.
A new distance record for me.
52 km today. About 45 km to Revelstoke, then a Day OFF. Then the real hills start!
Met a gentleman, Micky, biking on the highway. He biked X Canada a few years ago, so he will get his wife to get on board with this fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Canada and Make-A-Wish Canada Make-A-Wish Canada.
We need more people like Micky to help promote this Run for the Children.
Got a campground and a well-deserved hot pool at Crazy Creek Resort for the night..
April 28, 2021
Sorrento to Salmon Arm, BC
42.46 kms today
644.98 kms achieved so far!
Another good day running done. 42.5 km with almost 500 m elevation climb.
Over the 600 km mark today. Only about 3600 km to go.
Got through Salmon Arm today with a couple of newspaper / online reporters taking the time to chat and take pictures.
Check out Salmon Arm Observer in the next day or so.
Spending the night at Salmon Arm RV Park about 5 k East of town.
Heading towards Revelstoke in the morning. Should be there in 3 days for my 3rd rest day.
Around every corner and over every hill shows a new beauty to the landscape.
Wish pictures could show it.
Please share, like, “Fallo” my journey and donate if you can at FalloRick.com.
This is all for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada
April 27, 2021
Monte Creek to Sorrento, BC
602.52 kms achieved so far!
Beautiful morning views at a couples' ranch home in Monte Creek, where we gratefully accepted to spend the night in their driveway! More horse!
On the highway road construction blasting, stopped for a short time while Rick made good use of stopped cars to spread fallorick!🏃♂️
Update on blisters...looking better today😂
Accomplished 45k today, ending with a swim in the very cold water of Shuswap Lake! Thank you all for fallo ing Rick on this adventure and support along the way!
Will give another up date from Salmon Arm tomorrow. Till then, stay safe, like, Share and donate if you are able.
Thanks from FalloRick Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada.
April 26, 2021
Almost Kamloops to Monte Creek, BC
557.51 kms achieved so far!
Another great day running for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada
Started with my New ASICS doing about a 14 k run downhill into Kamloops from where I left off on Saturday on Hwy 5A. “Fallo’d” by 31 k fairly flat terrain along/beside #1 Hwy to Monte Creek. With a dip in the South Thompson River at about 25 k.
Met lots of great people along the way, including Wayne Richardson and Doug from Runners Sole in Kamloops. They were SO Good to me.
Ended up at a family Ranch, where they granted us a place to park for the night. And where Colette was able to look and nurse my blistered toes.
April 25, 2021
Rest Day in Kamloops
A day "off" in the life of fallorick!
2nd well deserved day off in 2 weeks.
Total distance, 512.5 km, 5170 m elevation climb and around 60 hours on the Run so far.
Great time relaxing and visiting an Uncle, cousin and family.
And, time for “Out with the Old and In with the New”.
Thank you to ASICS for helping with the shoe if my choice.
April 24, 2021:
Quilchena to almost Kamloops, BC
512.51 km achieved so far!
April 23, 2021
Merrit to Quilchena, BC
466.26kms achieved so far
Flat terrain was greatly appreciated for another long day running. (after 14k/420m downhill)
April 22, 2021:
Brookmere to almost Merritt, BC
420.62kms achieved so far
6:32 /km 5h 23m
Happy Earth Day
April 21, 2021:
Hope to Brookmere, BC
371.05kms achieved so far
1,073 m 5h 3m
Conquered the Coquihalla.
Reached the Coquihalla summit and had a short rest in the snow!
April 20, 2021:
Agassiz to Hope, BC
328.44kms achieved so far
Another great day of running done. 50 k today. A milestone for me. Felt strong the entire way after a well-deserved day off yesterday in Agassiz, BC. Both Colette and I were able to get out first Astra Zeneca vaccine as well. No side effects for me. Colette felt a little tired today. The pictures attached do not give the real beauty of the land around us.
Hopefully, make the Summit of the Coquihalla Hyw tomorrow.
Oh, and don’t forget why I am doing this.
For those who have donated or supported in any way, thank you very much.