The Upper Canada Heritage Trail’s special five-kilometre run and two-kilometre dog walk is just over a week away and organizers are anticipating a big turnout for the important fundraiser.
“We hope you can join us and support a great local cause as the committee raises funds to restore the next session of the trail to Line 3,” said spokesperson Tony Chisholm.
The Saturday, Sept. 24, run and walk is almost all on the heritage trail and off regular roads.
Advance registration costs $45 for either event up till Sept. 21. Participants can register online at www.heritagetrail.ca until then.
Thereafter only in-person registration is available on race day for a $60 cash payment.
Participation is limited to 150 runners/walkers and 50 dog-walkers.
“This has been planned as a fun event for both runners and dog walkers,” Chisholm said.
Each participant will receive a backpack, medal, water bottle and refreshments at the end of the race.
The event, sponsored in part by The Lake Report, starts at the tennis pavilion on Veterans Lane, off King Street.
Runner check-in is from 7 to 7:30 a.m. for the run, with a 8 a.m. start. Check-in for the dog walk is from 8 to 8:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. start time.
“Ask family and friends to support you with a donation. There will be prizes for the top three donations,” Chisholm said.
All donations over $10 will receive a tax receipt from the town.