A pair of Foothills area runners will focus on grabbing as many zees possible this weekend in order to help women sleep better at night.

Okotoks’ Andrew Morton and John MacKenzie of High River will run the 4x4x48 Challenge March 5-7 in Okotoks to raise money for the Narrow Road Home in High River.

Narrow Road Home is a faith-centred residential facility that assists women who have faced drug, alcohol, abuse and other issues.

The challenge has the participants running four miles in four hour stints for 48 hours. For example, if a runner completes his or her four-mile run in 45 minutes he or she can rest for three hours and 15 minutes before starting their next lap.

In total, MacKenzie and Morton will both run 48 miles.

“John and I both started following (ultra-marathoner) David Goggins on Instagram,” Morton said. “And he is doing this challenge and we said ‘we are doing it, we might as well do it for a reason.”’

They chose Narrow Road Home in part because Morton’s wife, Jenn, went to high school with Narrow Road founder Kim Engbrecht from Okotoks. It was Jenn who got Andrew interested in running two years ago.

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A pair of Foothills area runners will focus on grabbing as many zees possible this weekend in order to help women sleep better at night.

Okotoks’ Andrew Morton and John MacKenzie of High River will run the 4x4x48 Challenge March 5-7 in Okotoks to raise money for the Narrow Road Home in High River.

Narrow Road Home is a faith-centred residential facility that assists women who have faced drug, alcohol, abuse and other issues.

The challenge has the participants running four miles in four hour stints for 48 hours. For example, if a runner completes his or her four-mile run in 45 minutes he or she can rest for three hours and 15 minutes before starting their next lap.

In total, MacKenzie and Morton will both run 48 miles.

“John and I both started following (ultra-marathoner) David Goggins on Instagram,” Morton said. “And he is doing this challenge and we said ‘we are doing it, we might as well do it for a reason.”’

They chose Narrow Road Home in part because Morton’s wife, Jenn, went to high school with Narrow Road founder Kim Engbrecht from Okotoks. It was Jenn who got Andrew interested in running two years ago.

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A pair of Foothills area runners will focus on grabbing as many zees possible this weekend in order to help women sleep better at night. Okotoks’ Andrew Morton and John MacKenzie of High River will run the 4x4x48 Challenge March 5-7 in Okotoks to raise money for the Narrow Road Home in High River. Narrow Road Home …

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“Where do I go, Lord?” That was my prayer around Christmas time in December 2018. Freshly kicked out of rehab for breaking many rules, struggling to stay sober and not even sure if I wanted to pursue my own recovery anymore – that is the predicament I found myself in as I prayed that simple prayer, desperately hoping for some direction. Hours later at a church service in Oregon, God answered my prayer. It was a typical Christmas service that I didn’t think much of but then the pastor began to speak on taking the narrow road and immediately something shifted inside of me. I had been considering going to the Narrow Road Home for treatment but brushed it off – mainly because it was in Alberta and I had NO desire to live there. But in that church service I suddenly had this assurance that the Narrow Road Home is where I was supposed to go. Fast forward to today.. I never would have thought I would be calling High River my home. I never would have thought I would be part of such a loving and supportive community. I never would have pictured myself working two jobs that I absolutely love. I never could have imagined my life the way it is now but it all started with that small cry for help and the acknowledgment that I couldn’t do it on my own. I will be forever grateful for this new life and everyone who has helped me along the way. This picture in my house reminds me of the narrow road and how beautiful life is staying on it. 2 years clean and sober.

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“Where do I go, Lord?” That was my prayer around Christmas time in December 2018. Freshly kicked out of rehab for breaking many rules, struggling to stay sober and not even sure if I wanted to pursue my own recovery anymore – that is the predicament I found myself in as I prayed that simple …

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 The Noble Teahouse

 

The Noble Residence was built in 1908 as the family home for district farmer, John Noble. He inherited quite handsomely from his father and was able to construct a lavish brick home which was rare in Alberta at the time. The home became the Nurses Residence in 1934 and served in that capacity until 1955. When the High River Hospital was first constructed there were accommodations for the nurses but by the 1930’s space was needed for patients’ rooms in order to serve the growing community. As a result the Noble family home was acquired and used to house the nursing staff until a new facility was built for the nurses in 1955. The residence returned to being a family home for many years afterwards. It then became the bithplace for the Narrow Road Home residential healing facility in 2014 and  now, thanks to C West Custom Structures, it is home to the Noble Teahouse. Visit our facebook page for more details and menus.

The Noble Tea House

 The Noble Teahouse   The Noble Residence was built in 1908 as the family home for district farmer, John Noble. He inherited quite handsomely from his father and was able to construct a lavish brick home which was rare in Alberta at the time. The home became the Nurses Residence in 1934 and served in that …

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