PHIL AND GRACE HIOM

Canadian Running - - GOLDEN SHOE AWARDS -

The Hioms moved out to Kam­loops, B.C., six years ago and started the Dirty Feet Trail se­ries, which has be­come a cel­e­brated group of races that have helped foster and grow the run­ning com­mu­nity in the re­gion. Phil also be­came the chair­man of the Ridge Run­ners Kam­loops lo­cal run­ning club, and they are reg­u­lars at the Kam­loops Hash House Har­ri­ers.

Elite ul­tra­run­ner Ian MacNairn, who has run Dirty Feet races the Hioms have put on, says, “I’ve found that Phil and Grace make an ob­vi­ous ef­fort to en­sure that their events are in­clu­sive to all. They cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment in which all run­ners, re­gard­less of ex­pe­ri­ence or per­for­mance, share the same space as equals in a com­mu­nal set­ting.”— CR

ABOVE Grace and Phil Hiom race the Walk In The Park Ul­tra­ma­rathon

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