When I started this event in 1994, my hope was to make it totally self-supporting. In other words, do all of the organization myself and also participate. Wishful thinking!
It's all about teamwork. Preparation for this loosely-organized event is ongoing throughout the year and a lot of people chip in to make it successful. Please join me in recognizing the following people and businesses who helped in 2013:
Congrats on your run, Dave Cressman, and thanks for the nice recognition prizes.
Thank you for the gift subscriptions to your popular magazine as draw prizes as well as the whack of annual calendars for everyone who toed the line.
Thank you, Pete Stace-Smith of Norco for the great draw prizes (yes, I had some from last year.) Thanks, as well, for managing the sag wagon this year and congrats on your run... you were a busy boy!
Thanks for sharing the gels and electrolyte drink... and congrats on your run.
Ran and Gili Katzman
Awesome aid station at the turn-around, you 2. The home-made chicken soup and runner potatoes are legendary!
Thx for the aid station on Pt. Gray Road, Maureen.
Mighty kind gesture to go out and buy coffees for those of us who were standing around the finish line freezing, Janet. You took off before I could say, "Thank you!"
Thank you so much for helping everyone in the race with your aid station!
Chief Executive Fat Ass and the one who did all of the behind-the-scenes work on this, and most other CFA events.
Host of the Vancouver New Years Day FA50
Each year, I update this page with thanks for the current year. It occurred to me that I should include everyone from all years...so I've tried to think back to all of the people who have helped over the years. If I've overlooked you, please remind me and I will add you.
Thanks to Kintec Footlabs, Trail Runner magainze and Norco for the draw prizes. Thx, as well to Pete Stace-Smith, Ron Adams, Ran and Gili and Pete VanGaalen for helping with aid stations.
Many thanks to Kintec Footlabs, Trail Runner Magazine and Norco for draw prizes, Pete, who drove the sag wagon, and the Mosquito Creek Grill for the pint.
Many thanks to Kintec Footlabs, Trail Runner Magazine and Norco for draw prizes and the Mosquito Creek Grill for the pint. A personal thank you to David Crerar, Neil Ambrose and Carolyn King for the champagne toast when I kissed the fire hydrant... it was my 100th ultramarathon.
Many thanks to Kintec Footlabs, Trail Runner Magazine and Norco for draw prizes and the Mosquito Creek Grill for the pint.
Many thanks to Kintec Footlabs, Pure Nail Bar, Trail Runner Magazine and Norco for draw prizes and the Mosquito Creek Grill for the pint. A big "thank you" to Baldwin Lee, winner of the 2006 Club Fat Ass participation award, who ran a custom distance, handed out beer and soup at the 25K turnaround.
Thanks to Sarah Galazin and John Little for the great reception at the turnaround. Thanks to Pat Barry and Gottfried Grosser who manned the turnaround aidstation with delicious goodies until even the slowest had their fill. A big thanks as well, to North Shore Athletics and Norco for draw prizes.
Thanks to Jordan Back and John Duffield for the great aid station at Spanish Banks and Sarah Galazin and John Little for the home baked muffins and encouragement at the turnaround. A big thanks as well, to North Shore Athletics and Norco for draw prizes.
Mark Shorter, Tom Mills, Troy Angrignon, David and Stephanie Tatum, Joan Nashelsky for help with logistics and aid stations. North Shore Athletics, Mountain Equipment Co-Op and Norco for draw prizes. Steve Born of Hammer Nutrition Gel and Andrew Szafranski of ACS, the Canadian distributors, teamed up to provide some gels for every participant. They also chipped-in some awesome draw prizes.
Mark Shorter for help with logistics and aid stations. North Shore Athletics and Norco for draw prizes.
2003- 10th anniversary
This was a pivotal year where a *lot* of people helped. Vicky Elsom made cool finisher awards and dog tags. Kevin Thomson and Rackets & Runners provided t-shirts for everyone. (Kudos, also, to Kevin for hosting a fantastic aid station at his house on Bayswater and Point Gray Road. Too bad he moved!) Rich Rawling took my lousy website and make it look fantastic for the 10th anniversary event. That site became the basis for all Club Fat Ass event websites for a couple of years before the current interface was adopted.
If you'd like to support the Vancouver New Years Day Fat Ass 50 in some way, we'd love to have you onboard. At the very least, we can promise you a place on this Thanks! page. Please contact me.