It took 11 hours, and a ton of emotional support, but Kevin Nunn successfully pulled a 2,530-pound Mini Cooper around the University of Victoria 12 times on Sunday.
Twenty-one kilometres later, and Nunn, quartermaster for the Saanich police, was feeling the pain.
“I’m very heavy, very stiff,” he said Monday morning. “But it was worth every ounce of effort. When you think about it, by the end of the week I’ll be feeling great. These kids going through their cancer treatments, they go for months and years in pain.”
Nunn set a $25,000 fundraising goal for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, and broke it even before he began the car pull at 6 a.m. By Monday his total was at $26,500, and counting.
In 2011, the 49-year-old ran 60 kilometres from Duncan to Victoria, raising $14,000 for Tour de Rock. While next year he hopes to be one of the Tour riders, Nunn said he’s already concocting his next crazy fundraising idea.
All the money he raises will be split among the three Saanich police officers riding in this year’s Tour: Niki Hodgkinson, Jett Junio and Jana Sawyer.
To donate to Nunn, visit kevin4cancer.ca.