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The Wounded Warriors Run has ended in style. Today the runners ended their 600 km journey from Port Hardy to Victoria at the BC Legislature, where they received a hero’s reception from friends and family. Over seven days the Warriors ran through communities small and large raising awareness for PTSD.

With the cold blast of winter hitting the Island last week the runners had some challenges with the inclement weather. Spokesperson Jacqueline Zweng said they didn’t have the heavy snow that Victoria received last week, but they had their moments. “We had one running uphill in a headwind with snow, and then the next was a downhill stretch in complete sunshine,” she said.

All of the team was touched by the reception they received in all of the communities. “One small town had raised $1,700 for us – it was so heartwarming,” said Simon Brown, a Lt. Commander in the navy, who was running for the Wounded Warriors for the first time. The run has raised $75,000 so far for the cause.