Inspired Soles

Keep Moving, Sharing and Inspiring | Junel Malapad

January 26, 2021 Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal Episode 19
Inspired Soles
Keep Moving, Sharing and Inspiring | Junel Malapad
Show Notes

Junel Malapad is somewhat of a Winnipeg running legend and it’s hard to not get caught up in the energy of the many running movements that he has spawned. While Junel seems most comfortable running for charity, he has done dozens of half and full marathons, several ultramarathons, and has organized countless fun runs for the members of his community. He is a leader for Winnipeg Run Club, a run ambassador for Lululemon, and the founder of the BridgeForks Running group. In this episode, Junel tells us about how he started running in his late thirties in the hallways at work after a pep talk from his doctor, and how he recently decided to celebrate and honour his 50th year of life by running 50K 50 times in the 12 months of 2020. In doing so, he used his voice to bring attention to 12 charities and raise a combined $40,000 for the causes closest to his heart. Junel has created impact and inspired many to lace up their shoes and just start moving.

Connect with Junel on Social
Instagram: @jmalapad
Facebook: @junel.malapad
Facebook Group: Keep Moving, Sharing and Inspiring

Resources we discussed in the episode:

  • Favourite Mantra: Keep moving, sharing, and inspiring; So far you’ve survived 100% of your worst days
  • Favourite Place to Run: Marinduque (Philippines)
  • Bucket List Run: Ultra Trail du Harricana (125k race in Quebec)
  • Favourite Book: ReclaimingTom Longboat
  • Post-Run Indulgence: Half coffee, half hot chocolate, Oreo Cranked energy bar