This year’s Totem to Totem Marathon event was dedicated to Jaylund Russ, an athlete and player with the Skidegate Saints. As if Jaylund was there to cheer them on, Desi Collinson, a long-time Saints player, won the 10 Km run, and Jaylund’s father, Frank Russ, came third. The medals for this year’s event winners, carved by James Sawyer of Old Massett, symbolically had the image of the Raven, Jaylund’s clan, in the centre, surrounded and embraced by the Eagle.
Two marathoners qualified for the Boston Marathon and a new record was set for the women’s half marathon. The 10 Km continues to be the most popular event. This year more than 100 registered and 90 showed up to the start line and finished the run. More than that, all the runners finished upright and healthy and – generally – with a smile on their face.
Pictures have been posted for 2017. We do have a limit as to what we can put up. If you think we may have a picture and it’s not there, please contact us at info@totemtototem. Also please check out this link from the Haida Gwaii Observer.
T2T could not happen without the support of our sponsors, the community, the Skidegate First Nation, our wonderful volunteers and, of course, everyone who shows up to run. Thanks and Congratulations to everyone who helped make T2T 2017 a success. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in 2018!
Totem to Totem wishes to acknowledge and thank the people and organizations who help support T2T: Robert Davidson & Eagle of the Dawn Artists Ltd – the ongoing support of Mr. Davidson is sincerely acknowledged and appreciated James Sawyer of Old Massett,...read more
Thanks – Howa’a - to all the volunteers who helped make T2T a success – at Balance Rock, Miller Creek, Jungle Beach, St. Mary’s Spring, the Finish Line Crew and our inimitable Cheer Leader who was at the finish line to cheer on every runner. A Special...read more
The weather on Haida Gwaii this summer was cool and wet. It rained hard race day morning, but about an hour before the start the rain stopped. The day stayed cool, with the odd shower, but, essentially, from the start until the last marathoner came in, the...read more