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12th annual County Marathon runs Sunday – Roads closed reminder

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The 12th annual County Marathon runs Sunday, Oct. 4.

The event features individual, full or half marathon as well as the relay challenge, this year being re-named for the chosen charity, the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation.

PEC-Marathon-200The race is a Boston qualifier and is sanctioned by Athletics Canada. Described as “flat and fast” by national level coach Peter Pimm, racers can also expect a warm welcome from the County residents along the fully closed course down the roads connecting Wellington, Bloomfield and Picton. Pimm is also the County Marathon’s official route advisor.

“Our relay race will now to be referred to as the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation Team Challenge or ‘the Hospital Foundation Team Challenge’ – for short,” said Kailey Ellis-Chapman, race director. “Since its inception we have dedicated the County Marathon to raising awareness of the importance of our local hospital and feel that by renaming an event which draws as many as 800 runners each year, we may be able to do more to further our efforts and the hard work of over 500 volunteers on race day. Part of the event will be an award for the team which raises the most money for the Foundation – will that be your team?”

REGISTRATION: Online registration open until Sept. 27th. From then, local participants can register by contacting Kailey Ellis-Chapman, Race Manager by email: info@thecountymarathon.ca or by phone at 613-403-0554. Or on Saturday Oct. 3rd between 10a.m.-6p.m. at the Crystal Palace.

VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to support the road closures on Sunday, Oct. 4th Race Day as well as to help out on at the expo at the Crystal Palace Saturday Oct. 3rd and Sunday Oct. 4th.

ROAD CLOSURE: As explained in the map below and on the website, road closures are rolling and begin at 8a.m. in Wellington and re-open at 2 p.m. in Picton.

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