Let’s talk Team Costumes…

I can’t believe that we now have 18 teams registered!

I even heard a rumor that some of these teams are planning to race in costumes. To encourage the spectacle, we will be giving out prizes for the best dressed team and individual, so feel free to let those creative “Grinder Juices” flow! It is not to late to get your team registered, but remember… The Early Bird deadline is coming up fast and ends this Tuesday, April 15th at midnight.

Welcome Teams:

  • Buffalo Theory
  • Calgary Crawlers
  • Fabulous Forties and Fifties Females (F.F.F.F)
  • Gartrell Grinders
  • Investors Group
  • Lakeshore Fitness + Health
  • M.O.M.S (Minds over Mountains)
  • Team Eden
  • Team Farris
  • Team Keller
  • Team Myketyn
  • Team Toddler
  • The Sunshine Family
  • The Tuscans
  • The Valentine Farmers
  • Walkers Grinders
  • Wandering Soles
  • Wise Knowltons

The young and the gently aged are all participating!


We won’t single anyone out but we very pleased to see the wide range of age groups signing up to do the Grind with us in May. Currently out of the 155 people that are now registered we have our youngest participant taking on this challenge who I thought was 5 years old but I was just advised that the youngest registered is in fact 2 1/2 years old while the oldest so far remains at 69! That is a pretty wonderful spread of ages and we do have everything in between as well.

Thank you as always to those of you that have taken the time to register to date. We are now past the 1/2 way mark to achieve our goal of 300 participants. It is also great to see everyone out on the weekends getting in shape and even practicing the Grind Course.

If you haven’t registered the Early Bird pricing really will end on the 15th of April which is next Tuesday, hope you can book before then!

Thanks for following and thanks for taking on the Giants Head Grind!

Why are you doing the Giants Head Grind?

It is great to see that so many people have signed up to do the Giants Head Grind on May 17th, 2014. Our numbers are climbing steadily and as we begin the weekend we have 140 registered racers and just shy of $4,000 raised in donations to date. Our goal is 300 racers so we are almost at the half way mark and we believe that we can raise $30,000.00 for our cause… there are still 42 days until we climb that Grind!

For our family and many of those participating, the Face of Cancer and our reason for doing this race is Chris. We know there are many other stories and reasons that you are joining us and would so appreciate to hear from you about all the other people you will be honoring when you do the Grind.

Putting a Face on Cancer

The Face of our Cancer

The Face of our Cancer

The face of our Cancer
had blue eyes and dirty blond hair
an eyebrow splashed with white
a few lashes and a patch of hair the same

The face of our Cancer
was always up for mac and cheese
made a mean breakfast that usually involved hot sauce
wouldn’t pass on an ice cream sandwich or a good scotch

The face of our Cancer
loved frozen ice and the smell of the arena
always showed up early to the rink on game day
cheered for the leafs … not kidding… really cheered for the leafs

The face of our Cancer
read the instructions, knew all the rules, always had a plan
could make a game out of anything…even the mundane
believed winning wasn’t the only thing …it was everything

The face of our Cancer
got a tattoo when Canada won Olympic hockey double gold
added another after his own first Ironman
wasn’t able to add cancer survivor to the collection

The face of our Cancer
wasn’t much of a runner and then one day he was
didn’t like to swim until one day he did
found out that swim, bike, run was an amazing challenge

The face of our Cancer
would race into the house for late night leftovers
wouldn’t mind the same for breakfast the next morning
learned to cook so he could have what he wanted when he wanted

The face of our Cancer
saw more of the world than many, but not nearly enough
accomplished many things but had so much more left to do
was born more than a month late ….and died years to early

The face of our Cancer
was a brother, a nephew, a cousin an uncle
he was a friend, teammate, a partner and fiancée
the face of our cancer was our oldest son

What is the face of your Cancer?

Early Bird Price extended… to April 15th


We are really building momentum and have now surpassed 130 registrations! Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to register thus far.

Good news for those of you that have not yet registered! We are extending the early bird price deadline to April 15th so you have a few more days to get signed up at the great price of $49.00.

Looking forward to hitting the next milestone of 200 registrations, which I am sure will happen soon! Watch later this week as we announce the prize draw that we will be giving away when we achieve 200 registrations. Just putting the final touches on the what that prize will look like!

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We are at 100 Participants and have a draw prize winner!

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It has happened! We hit the first 100 participants registered  for the Giants Head Grind this weekend! Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to sign up so far. As promised there is a great prize draw that has been offered by the Summerland Waterfront Resort and Spa for a 2 night stay.  Utilizing a program called random.org we have drawn the winning name.

The winner of our first prize draw is none other than Lee Agur….Congratulations Lee!

Tomorrow we will announce the next contest prize draw which will be drawn when we achieve 200 registrations.  All of the 200 registered participants will be eligible for the next prize draw. Keep watching for prize details tomorrow!

We really are close to the 300 mark…after all if everyone that is currently signed up each encourages 2 more people to register, we will be full!  Have a great day and thanks so much to all those that have registered so far!

Keep on Grinding….

Local Lounge and Grille

Even if you can only crawl up the Grind…the day will be well worth the food!

ImageNew update!!  Local Lounge • Grille  will be  providing Complimentary Buffet Breakfast for all Giants Head Grind Participants from -8:00 am – 10:00am prior to the race start. Thanks so much to Christa-Lee and Cam along with the entire team at Local for this generous sponsorship.

Local, in their own words is a  “multifaceted food and wine concept that merges casual sophistication with an upbeat urban style. They feature a large local VQA wine selection coupled with a menu that blends classic styles with seasonal local ingredients. The atmosphere is often described as an urban retreat with amazing views of the water and natural elements”.

Located at 12817 Lakeshore Drive South, Summerland, B.C.

The line up for the day just gets better and better with Breakfast really kicking the entire event off on the right foot! (so to speak).  Following breakfast there will be an hour of yoga at Peach Orchard Park from 11:00 a.m. until noon and then the main event, the race start at 1:00 p.m.

Thanks for Registering!

Registration is just a few people short of hitting the first 100 participants. When we  reach that number we will draw for a 2 night stay at the Summerland Waterfront Resort and Spa.  Thanks to everyone that has taken the time to sign up so far and if you haven’t had a chance to get your name in as yet we hope you will soon.  This year our goal is to have 300 participants so a big thanks to all of you that have helped to get us  almost 1/3 of the way to the goal.   We also have another two  teams signed up :

  • M.O.M.S – aka Mind over Mountains! Now that is positive thinking
  • Wandering Soles – looking foward to the Giants Head Grind adding to their wandering!

Thanks for following!

Don’t forget to set up your own Pledge Page!

Once you’ve registered, be sure to set up your pledge page for individual or team donations and help us reach our goal of raising $30,000!  Your confirmation email will include a link to set this up, or you can go to https://2mev.com/giants-head-grind/campaign/8/create/pledge/.

Thanks to so many people that have already registered for the Giants Head Grind happening in Summerland, BC on May 17th, 2014. We have almost 100 individual registrations to date including 7 teams.

Welcome to our current teams including :

  • Team Toddler – this team  definitely has a story to tell
  • The Calgary Crawlers – no question on their proposed speed….
  • Investorsgroup – lovin the name…and boy can they fund raise
  • Myketyn family –  so far voted most original team name
  • The Sunshine Family – must be from that healthy state of Oregon…..
  • Gartrell Grinders – excellent alliteration – they have a road and a grind
  • Team Eden – not only will they challenge the Giant but they will sell you a home

Thank you so much to everyone (individuals and teams) that have taken the time sign up thus far.

This race is for a very important cause and we are note taking Colon Cancer laying down…..make no mistake we will take that mountain with a vengeance, raise a lot of money and have a most memorable day.

If you have any questions or need help registering email us at info@giantsheadgrind.com.

Thanks for following!