The Run

In 2011, Take Me Outside started with a run across Canada. This is the story of that journey.

  • April 18, 2017

    2016 Winners of the Take Me Outside Student Video Contest

    The 2016 Take Me Outside Student Video Contest is excited to announce the winners! First off, we just want to thank a few folks. Mountain Equipment Co-op is the main sponsor of this contest and we’re really grateful for their support. ...more
  • January 1, 2012

    TMO New Year

    It’s the time of year when we’re bombarded with views of the world - what has been and what will be to come.  Top 10 lists loop endlessly with the most amazing goals, game-changing news stories, celebrity meltdowns and must-have ...more
  • November 1, 2011

    Day… numberless days!

    A hike yesterday afternoon on Salt Spring Island reminded me of why I was looking forward to being done running a lot of marathons over for the last 9 months.  Plush forests, the salt of the ocean filling my nostrils and a panting dog ...more
  • October 27, 2011

    Times Columnist 

    Colin Harris ended his nine month, cross-Canada odyssey Tuesday by dipping his foot in the ocean at Royal Roads University, but it was just the beginning of the next episode in his quest to bring youth closer to the great outdoors. ...more
  • October 26, 2011

    CTV News

    COLWOOD — Colin Harris arrived at Royal Roads University, following a 7,600 kilometre run across Canada. It was part of the "Take Me Outside" initiative designed to get young people active and outdoors. He was met by his proud ...more
  • October 25, 2011

    Royal Roads University

    7,600 kilometers. Nine months. Three pairs of runners. One passion. That's what has been driving Royal Roads University MA in Environmental Education and Communication student Colin Harris across Canada on a run that spans from St. ...more
  • October 21, 2011

    Day 274-279 – 212.6 km (total – 7524.5 km)

    No matter how long it takes, if you keep moving, one step at a time, you will reach the finish line...more

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