Downes earns Golden Shoe Kurt Downes.

Honoured, Grateful, Humbled.

I was honoured to recently be named the recipient of the 2020 Golden Shoe Award, as Canadian Running Magazine’s “Community Builder of the Year”. The Covid-19 pandemic presented us all with a great many challenges in 2020. Likewise, it presented us with numerous opportunities. A few of those opportunities for me, came in the form of planning for our successful Border City Athletics Club #WomenCan and #GirlsCan initiatives. Being able to support women coaches, giving #BIPOC populations a voice in athletics and introducing developing BIPOC females to sport, are tasks I do not take lightly. I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to host such an event. I’m also humbled by the support from our panelists and organizers who helped to put it all together. Thank you, Canadian Running Magazine for this generous award.

Here’s to starting off 2021 with purpose and intent.







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