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Brracing: North Pole Marathoner Warms Up Boys and Girls Club

by Kiwanis magazine/Nicholas Drake

Glenn Harkness had something to say and he wanted an extraordinary way of saying it. So he traveled to the top of the world.

In April 2011, Harkness traveled to the North Pole to run a 26.2-mile marathon in hopes of encouraging kids to start eating healthier foods and engage in more physical activity.

Harkness raised both awareness and funds for the Active Living and Healthy Eating programs at the Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton, where he serves as executive director. Sponsored by the Hamilton East Kiwanis club, the On Top of the World for Kids Campaign landed US$140,000.

Watch an interview with Harkness on Sun News.

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