Welcome Brodo, True Grains and Nesters…this must be the food day!

I am sitting in the Vancouver Airport and Rianna is playing ….lots of emotions and so many memories…can’t believe we are planning a race …wonderful…the support…amazing…and the reason…. shocking …….

Brodo KitchenIn the midst of all this emotion we are so pleased and excited to have the remarkable and always smiling Paul Cecconi, Chef and owner of Brodo Kitchen and Catering in Penticton, confirmed as our Race Chef! …his motto is Simply Fresh Food!! Paul will be bringing the BBQ to the park at the end of the race and in his true style  it will be remarkable.   ….for more on Brodo Kitchen, go to www.tastebrodo.com Thanks Paul …we are thrilled to have you and your Brodo team on board!

True Grains…and about those wonderful people at True Grains in Summerland. There couldn’t be a nicer group of bakers than those at True Grains where not only their breads are organic but their spirits are too. We are more than fortunate to have them in Summerland where I have seen them open there doors after closing time to provide product to a customer in need. True Grains will be joining us for the Grind to ensure that all the bread products and delectable cookies and snacks are healthy…thank you so much Todd Laidlaw and your team!  www.truegrain.ca/index.php/hours-3/summerland-location

nesters“Where the locals shop” is their tag line and it is so fitting… Nesters Summerland… when we first told our City friends that Summerland had a Nesters they hardly believed us…such a great quality store in a relatively small community. Well it is a perfect fit…and we are very grateful to have the Nesters team on board and you will be too as they will be nourishing your spirits and your bodies as finishers in the Grind. Thank you so much Leanne Seiben and your team at Nesters. www.nestersmarket.com/summerland

Trust us when we say that you will be well fed at this race and it is all part of your race registration! You know Chris wouldn’t want it any other way.

ps…..there is a substantiated rumor that Ice Cream Bars…may be served at the finish line 🙂

Thanks for following….more tomorrow.

Registration now open…..

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month in Canada, something we had no idea even existed  just a few short years ago but it is a  fitting time to open up registration for the first annual Giants Head Grind – Christopher Walker Memorial Race taking place May 17th, 2014 in Summerland, British Columbia.

Hannah McDonald, Chris’s  fiancee kicked off  registration today as our 1st participant. Registration is now open and we hope you can join us  as a participant a team  or to donate to the cause!   ….go to giantsheadgrind.com/get involved/.

Be one of the 1st one hundred persons to register and your name will be entered into a draw for a two night stay for two persons at the Summerland Waterfront Resort and Spa….www.summerlandresorthotel.com.

Let’s get our collective colons moving!!! (so to speak)  Look forward to seeing you at the  race.



Registration coming soon….

We are currently working hard at getting the registration page up and running and will let you know the moment it is live…..keep checking as we will enter the 1st 100 hundred entries into a draw prize …so registering early will have its benefits!


The Website is Live!

We are so excited to have our Giants Head Grind Website go live today! Registration is coming soon! Keep watching these pages for more information on the Grind which is happening daily!

March 5th Registration date….keep watching!

In Honour of Chris’ 30th Birthday

On behalf of Chris’s entire family and with great support from The Summerland Rotary Club, we are very excited to announce the inaugural Christopher Walker Memorial Race on Giant’s Head Grind in beautiful Summerland, British Columbia on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Chris had a journey with Cancer that touched our lives in ways we could never have expected, which ultimately ended his life. It was a terrible journey that so many in our community have sadly had to take with their own loved ones. We hope that this race and the spirit it will bring to the City of Summerland, will urge us all to move ever forward and continue to always climb that next peak.

This day, January 27th, 2014, would have been Chris’ 30th birthday.