They ranged in age and running ability, and they all had something in common…raising money for the Children’s Playground scheduled to be built in the Earl Baker Park in Morrisburg on Saturday, September 28.
The ‘Let Them Be Kids’ Fun Run was held this past Sunday morning under perfect weather conditions and when the final runner had crossed the finish line at the Morrisburg dock a total of $1,030 had been raised for the playground build.
“We had a great turnout of runners,” said Isabella Jordan, a volunteer with the playground committe who was the main organizer of the run.
“Our youngest participant was five years old, and we had a variety of runners ranging from five to 65 years.
In addition, the run attracted a number of avid runners, some of whom are training for the Army Run in Ottawa next weekend.
“The race was well-marshalled with the help of many volunteers including OPP Constable John Macpherson who made sure the race course was safe for all.”
Participants were allowed to walk or run their choice of one, two and five km routes.
Jordan expressed her thanks to SDS Beavers Dental for their sponsorship of the run and to everyone who “took the time to participate, be active, and contribute to the success of the new playground.”
“The generous Beavers sponsorship allowed every dollar collected through registration fees to go directly to the playground effort.”
Supporting sponsors, also thanked, included the Morrisburg Lions Club (in kind), Robert Jordan Construction, Cruickshank Construction, South Dundas Recreation and the Cruickshank Amphitheatre committee.
“We had a great network of volunteers who all came out to help and I think that alone was one of the biggest factors in making the event a success.”