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Ambassadors

Shannon Nail
RACE DIRECTOR & AMBASSADOR

Shannon Nail is a wife, a mother, of 2 beautiful children, an enthusiastic fitness instructor, and a runner.

 

Shannon has been running for over 20 years and enjoys a variety of race styles; from a 10km road race to a 60km trail run, she loves them all. Her favourite race over the years has to be the: Honolulu Marathon.

Shannon became race director for Know Where To Turn in 2022. "It has been a privilege to be part of this local race and work for a cause that is close to my heart."

 

Shannon is involved in many local Airdrie initiatives including the Airdrie's Awesome Run Club, developing the town fitness park at Genesis Place. She is also co-hosting a free public run/ walk on the weekends. She represents Lululemon, Nuun, and F45 as their ambassadors. 

1. Why have you chosen to help support this cause:

I feel that it is an important cause to help support families when they are going through some tuff times. I believe in using my voice and skills to make a positive impact in the world. Whether it's through volunteering, raising awareness, or supporting the dedicated organizations. I am committed to making a difference.

 

2. What is your favorite distance to run or walk ?

I truly enjoy all distances it's hard to just pick one, but if I had to choose, I would say the 21.1k (Half Marathon). The feeling of accomplishment after you cross the finish line with is so wonderful.

 

3. What is your favorite pair of running shoes?

I have a few favorite, currently I'm running in Lululemon Bliss Feel runners for indoor or not snowy days. For snowy days or out on the trails I run in my Lululemon trail runners.

 

4. What is your favorite dessert ?

 I love Chocolate's from Purdy's the dark chocolate caramel ones with sea salt yum !

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Tara Antosh,
Ambassador

Hi! My name is Tara Antosh and I am an avid thrift shopping, coffee drinking, indoor plant loving RUNNER!!! I am also a group fitness instructor at Oranj Fitness Airdrie, and a Starbucks Barista, a wife, and a mom to 2 tween/teen girls! 

 

I began running in May of 2013, in the midst of my post-baby weight loss journey, and I fell in love with the sport pretty much right away. I ran my first Half Marathon in 2016 (with my run bud, Tanya), became a group fitness instructor in December, 2018, and ran my first Marathon in August, 2020 (solo, virtually, during the global pandemic). Most recently, I successfully ran my first Ultramarathon 50K (solo, virtually, having my own custom medal made (since I was running it solo)) in July, 2023. 

 

I love the challenge of completing a training plan (Hal Higdon plans are my personal faves), and love to be active with my girls (and my German Shorthaired Pointer, Archer -- He is also an avid running partner of mine). I love running solo, with my dog, with friends, or as part of a group. And I will run in all types of weather - Rain, snow, or shine! Frosted eyelashes, pelting rain, blistering heat, I have done it all. Looking forward to what the sport of running has for me in the future as I run steady into my 40s and beyond! #runsteady  

1. Why have you chosen to help support this cause:

I have been a part of the Know Where to Turn/Legacy Run race committee for the last couple of years. I love supporting this valuable charity within our local community, and am excited to continue my work with the Know Where to Turn team! You're a fun bunch of humans!


2. What is your favorite distance to run or walk ?

My favorite distance is probably 10K or Half Marathon distance! But I enjoy them all -- 3K to 50K!


3. What is your favorite pair of running shoes?

Brooks Glycerines! #runhappy

4. What is your favorite dessert ?

DEFINITELY Cherry or Oreo Cheesecake! YUM!

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Janelle Brade
Ambassador

I'm Janelle, a passionate runner and mental health advocate. Nature is my happy place, especially when I'm running through it. But what truly fuels my runs is the incredible connections I make along the way.

1. Why have you chosen to help support this cause:

I believe in the power of community support, especially in providing essential services for those experiencing domestic violence. Access to free services and support can be life-changing for individuals and families in crisis. As a mental health advocate, I understand the critical need for accessible resources, and I'm honored to support such a vital cause.

2. What is your favorite distance to run or walk ?

I love running a half marathon!!

3. What is your favorite pair of running shoes?

My current favorite for road is the Saucony Endorphin Speeds. For the trails, it's the Saucony Xodus Ultra! 

 

4. What is your favorite dessert ?

Tough call, it's a toss up between carrot cake, rice pudding and creme brule 

Naomi Keane
Ambassador

Naomi is a fervent advocate for fitness and community. In 2016, she introduced Oranj Fitness in Airdrie, Alberta, a pivotal step in her entrepreneurial journey, where she seamlessly blends passion, wellness, innovation, and community building. With a diverse background spanning education, dance, fitness, and nutrition, Naomi's expertise shines brightly. Her commitment to inclusivity drives transformative results through fostering a sense of belonging and accountability within her community. Naomi is a passionate advocate for movement-infused routines and empowerment, striving to ignite positive change in the lives of those around her.

 

1. Why have you chosen to help support this cause.

I feel that this is such and important cause and something that isn’t unique to only a few people. We all have been touched in some way or know of someone who has been effective. Life can be hard at time we all need know we aren’t alone. There are resources, and there is support. You just need to know where to turn!

 

2. What is your favorite distance to run or walk ?

Right now 5km. Hoping to make 8km my comfortable distance.

 

3.What is your favorite pair of running shoes?

Lululemon Blissfeel2

 

4. What is your favorite dessert ?

All desserts! But really loving baked Alaska’s lately!

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Allyson McCann
Ambassador

1. Why have you chosen to help support this cause.

I love the event because being a registered nurse I have seen so many patients as a result of domestic violence.  I love that we are working to make the world a better safer place for anyone who has been an affected, especially our children.  

 

2. What is your favorite distance to run or walk ?

My favourite event is hard to choose, I love 10 kms but half marathon distance is a good challenge for me!

 

3.What is your favorite pair of running shoes?

My preferred running shoe is the Brooks Ghost 

 

4. What is your favorite dessert ?

I think my fave dessert would have to be a chocolate cheesecake haha!  I do love a good key lime pie too however!

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