RUNCLUB Founder & Owner
Jo Berry is a runner, mom, business owner, and philanthropist. The first thing she says each morning before her feet hit the floor is: "thank you,” and "please let me be of service to someone today." Jo follows this by devoting three minutes to prayer; during which she sends energy to her family, friends, coworkers and others. Taking these few moments at the very beginning of each day is the key as it sets her intention out to the world that there is no room for self-importance. Jo truly believes that fife is about what you give to others each and every day.
Jo's mantra is "Movement is Change," a powerful statement that means movement on all spheres of health: physical health, spiritual health, emotional health, and mental health. Jo is best known for: Boogie the Bridge - a charitable fun run which to date, has raised over 1 million dollars for local Kamloops charities, and of course, for RUNClub - our run/walk training group that has made runners out of those who never dreamed it possible. These two powerful programs integrate emotional and physical health, and have inspired thousands through her energy, enthusiasm and support.
The programs have also led Jo to win numerous awards and accolades including:
- 2021 / Leadership Award ( KTW) for community contribution and health to its citizens.
- 2019 / Kamloops Award for Best community event ( Boogie the Bridge)
- 2017 | Kamloops This Week Reader's Choice Award: Best Fundraiser Event
- 2017 | Kamloops This Week Reader's Choice Award: Runner Up: Best Personal Trainer, for outstanding community service
- 2016 | Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award: President's Award Winner, for ourstanding community service
- 2015 | Boogie the Bridge breaks the "One Million Dollar Mark" for money raised for local charities
- 2014 | Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards: Business Person of the Year Finalist
- 2012 | Kamloops Daily News Awards: Boogie the Bridge wins Best Community Event
- 2011 | City of Kamloops Pioneer Spirit Award Winner
- 2010 | Jo Berry carries the Olympic Torch after being nominated by Terry Lake in recognition for her contribution to community health and charitiable donatons
- 2009 | Thompson Life in Motion, Thompson Nicola's: Top 50 Most Influential People
- 2009 | Writer of weekly columns for The Kamloops Daily News and Saskatoon's Star Pheonix
- 2008 | Jo Berry and RUNClub showcased in "An Afternoon with Deepak Chopra" magazine
- 2008 | Thompson Rivers University's Distinguished Alumni Grace Chronister Award Winner
- 2008 | BC Government's Community Achievement Award Winner for community contribution
- 2004 | Woman of Distinction Award Winner
- Kamloops Daily News