Betty Miles had the perfect reason to spend yesterday at the 32nd annual Forzani’s Mother’s Day Run and Walk.

One of the benefactors of the annual event played a major role in nursing her granddaughter back to health.

“I was walking today because I have a granddaughter who spent two months in the Foothills Neonatal Clinic, and also because I enjoy it,” said Betty Miles.

Betty’s husband, Eric Miles, participated in the event for his 19th time this year, and said the walk and run has its good years and bad years and this year was a good year.

According to event organizers the walk and run set a new record with 14,200 people participating, that surpasses last year’s total by more than 500 people.

“(This year’s event) is overwhelming, I mean we set a record in attendance and just by looking around here you can see all different age groups,” said Todd Briss general manager for the Forzani Group, who organized the walk and run. “When you see families holding hands crossing the finish line, well there’s nothing better than seeing that.”