Glenn Hascarl knows there’s something to be said about spinning around in circles, and for the fourth year in a row, he’s putting his experience to help others.
Hascarl, a fitness instructor with the Comox Recreation Commission, is organizing the fourth annual Spin-a-Thon, a 24-hour spin bike fundraiser with all proceeds raised benefiting the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program.
The organization helps financially-disadvantaged kids participate in physical recreation.
“Anyone can take part; there’s no competition and it’s meant to be fun,” he explained.
He encourages riders from all experiences levels, adding participants don’t have to be cyclists or regular gym attendees to join.
The event will take place March 5-6 beginning at 3 p.m. in Gym B, and Hascarl has a goal to raise $29,000. Last year there were 405 participants, and he hopes for the same amount this year.
The inaugural Spin-a-Thon event featured 120 participants and raised approximately $8,000.
People can organize a team from six to 24 people, with an entry of $300/team, or sign up as an individual and join a team.
To keep participants riding throughout the day and night, there will be snacks and plenty of water to keep riders fuelled, along with prizes.
Additionally, distances rode by all riders are totalled, with riders last year travelling across the world with a distance equalling from Comox to the Chinese/Russian border.
For more information, to register for the event or to sponsor the fundraiser, contact Hascarl at the Comox Recreation Centre at 1855 Noel Ave., call 250-339-2255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.