Meet the race director: Lynda Ferris
Born and raised in Ontario, Lynda moved to Chilliwack, BC in 2008. It was here, in a paradise of outdoor adventure, that she fell in love with running. After spending several years living abroad working and adventuring her way through New Zealand and Australia, she found her way back to Canada and into the trails.
When Lynda is not organizing races, she can be found running in them! She’s run races from 5K to 50K, but her favourite is when she’s on the run anywhere with her two very spunky and fun kids, Maya and Jake.
Dedicated to providing community centric, outdoor adventure and running events, located in the breathtaking peaks and valleys of Chilliwack, BC. Designed not only to challenge and move the body, but also to awaken the mind and free the soul with the spirit of the great outdoors.
PEAKS-N-VALLEYS: FINDING THE BEAUTY IN BOTH
Peaks N Valleys is far more than producing and managing scenic and unforgettable events (although that’s a big part!). It’s about realizing potential, overcoming fear and sharing experiences and success with family and community. As runners, we can all relate to the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the triumphs and setbacks, both physically and mentally, as we work towards our finish lines. Getting to the finish line is definitely challenging, no doubt about it, but perhaps even more so, is the journey to the start line.
Peaks-n-Valleys is all about the journey, whether running or in life, and sharing in the journey of others in our community. Our logo was designed to reflect the beauty and history of the peaks and valleys that we run up, across and over. The design was created by local artist, Jared Deck. Jared is from the Tzeachten (Chi’iyaqtel) First Nation within the Sto:lo Nation Territory. Jared is a self-taught artist in the west coast salish art style and considers his artwork to be very contemporary with traditional elements. The bird that is featured with wings spanning the mountain range is a Wren. The Wren has significant meaning to our local First Nations. There are many fascinating folktales that tell the legends of these lands. The Story about Wren is one such folktale of local origin. We are excited to ‘run’ alongside Jared on his journey and look forward to see what’s next as we partner together.