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Dream chasing, literally

Help Canada's 400m national champion get to the World University Games and the World Championships

Why are we raising funds?

Help support the new 400m Canadian champion, Alicia Brown, as she chases the world B standard for the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Moscow, Russia this August! First stop: World University Games (FISU) in Kazan, Russia this July. 

Alicia works extremely hard to perfect her performance on the track. Training to be a high performance athlete requires intense focus, dedication, commitment and resources. Alongside putting in hours at the track, Alicia spends significant time in the weight room, and in the clinic optimizing recovery.

In order to help Alicia stay focused on her goals, we are raising funds to help alleviate the financial burdens of daily living, training, and competition expenses. The life of an amateur athlete is far from glamorous and every contribution is greatly appreciated. Together, we can help Alicia chase her dreams, one contribution at a time. 

Be sure to check out the gallery section (top right) to follow my journey through a series of video blogs and images.

Why Alicia needs your help?

Your contributions will aid in the following ways:

  • Living and travel expenses (transportation, accommodation, food etc.)
  • Competition expenses (entry fees)
  • Equipment (running shoes, spikes, compression gear, training wear etc.)
  • Nutrition and Recovery (Vitamins and supplements, physiotherapy, massage therapy and chiropractic care etc.)
  • Coaching expenses

Meet schedule

Alicia’s meet schedule depends greatly on the funds that are raised over the next few weeks. More often than not, in track and field, the athlete must seek out competitive opportunities; it is rare for the race to come to the athlete. With hopes of achieving world B standard (52.35) Alicia needs to take advantage of the most competitive opportunities available as we are on the clock! The deadline to achieve standard is July 29, 2013.

Dependent on funding, Alicia will compete at the following competitions: 

July 7-8-9 - World University Games - Kazan, Russia

July 20-21 - Athletics Ontario Championship - Toronto, ON

July 23 - Longborough European Athletics Permit Meeting - Longborough, UK

July 27 - 23ste Memorial Geert RASSCHAERT - Ninove, Belgium

List of accomplishments:

  • 400m Canadian champion (2013)
  • National team member
  • 3 CIS and 3 OUA gold medals (2013)
  • 4x200 and 4x400 OUA and CIS record holder
  • OUA female track MVP (2013)
  • University of Toronto female athlete of the year (2013)
  • Personal best of 52.92 seconds ran in Moncton, NB at the Canadian Track and Field Championships (2013)

Other ways you can help

Please spread the word and share this link with friends, and family or anyone interested in supporting a rising star. Thank you for your support! All contributions are greatly appreciated.

Please don't be shy, interact with Alicia on Twitter, or follow her journey on Instagram.

Twitter: @_AliciaBrown

Instagram: @lici_b

Quick Note: I have received a few questions in regards to the paypal account name attached to the campaign. Bob Westman is my coach and he is managing my funds. Thus, when making contributions, funds will go to Bob Westman's paypal account - do not be alarmed.

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