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Sandbanks Fall Getaway Run for fun and Terry Fox

There were 167 participants at the 21st annual run. -Theresa Durning photo

There were 167 participants at the 21st annual run. -Theresa Durning photo

Photography by Theresa Durning

Aggie Bortolussi welcomed 167 participants to the 21st annual Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run in near perfect weather.

Aggie-Bortolussi welcomed the runners. Theresa Durning photo

Aggie-Bortolussi welcomed the runners. Theresa Durning photo

Bortolussi, race director and assistant park superintendent, also welcomed Terry Fox Run participants who ran, walked or biked along the 10 km and 5 km routes.

Kevin Beatty, of Frankford was the over all winner of the Fun Run 10km, with a time of 35:34:75. Leanne Carolan was the first female, overall, in the 10km event and the 7th runner in the 10km to cross the finish line. Her time was 43:54.66.

In the 5km event, Jeffrey Brison, of Kingston, was the first finisher with a time of 17:58.44. Mackenzie Campbell, of Kingston, was the first female to cross the line with a time of 22:31.53.

This year the youngest runner was Porter Hymus who ran the 5km in 55:09.72 and the most senior runner was Jerry Vickers, of Belleville, who ran the five km in 35:36.38

The Fun Run started in 1995, as a fundraiser for The Friends of Sandbanks and as a means of attracting tourists back to Prince Edward County in the shoulder season.

“It’s been a great success on both counts,” said Bortolussi. “Over the years, we have raised about $15,000 for The Friends of Sandbanks and about $130,000 for The Terry Fox Run through our participants donating and registering their pledges through this event.”

Good-friends-Theresa-Durning-photoGood friends running together, Claire and Danielle Cardinal of Amherstview and Taylor Miller of Cherry Valley

5521-Jay-Moxness,-#6-overall-10KmJay Moxness, #6 overall 10Km, from Stirling

5510,-Leanne-Carolan,-Kingston,-7th-overall-10-kmLeanne Carolan, Kingston, 7th overall 10 km

649-Joleen-Surman,-Perth,-with-daughter-putting-fun-into-the-Fun-RunJoleen Surman, Perth with her daughter putting the “fun” into the Fun Run

#719-Jeffrey-Brison,-#1-overall-5-km---KingstonJeffrey Brison, #1 overall 5 km – Kingston

Waiting-to-cheer-Mom,-Laura-Bell-of-Belleville,-across-the-finish-line!Waiting to cheer Mom, Laura Bell of Belleville, across the finish line!

James-Roy-with-son-Pierre-of-KingstonJames Roy with son Pierre of Kingston 24th and 25th overall, five km

683,-Draeden-Hymus,-PictonDraeden Hymus, Picton 41st overall in 5 km

Sandbanks-2015-2-Theresa-Durning-photoJulia Swedak, Picton, 53rd overall 5 km; with daughters Sarah Johnson and Amanda Johnson.

Ben-Roberts-of-Bath-and-Michael-LaRose-of-PictonBen Roberts of Bath and Michael LaRose of Picton

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  1. Theresa Durning says:

    Thanks, Aggie. Will send you some this evening!!

  2. Aggie says:

    Great photos Theresa!

  3. Marie says:

    Great job runners!! Great job Aggie!!

  4. Susan Rose says:

    Thank you folks and Mike looking in good form!

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