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Three hundred run for fun, and for Terry Fox

young-and-old-participate-in-th-19th-annual-SandbanksFall-getaway-fun-runCool weather and a sunny sky made ideal conditions for the Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run and the Terry Fox Run last Sunday at Sandbanks Provincial Park.

Organizers, volunteers and participants hailed the 19th fun run a great success. Volunteers were out bright and early to set up registration, water stations, food and direction markers for the crowd of runners expected to arrive for the 5 & 10km run.

Mike LaRose finished second

Mike LaRose finished second in the 60+ age group.

“We had 306 people registered – our best turn out ever,” says Aggie Bortolussi, Race Director.

“Our goal has been to attract people to Prince Edward County during the fall season and to help raise funds for the Friends of Sandbanks,” says  Bortolussi. “Over the years, Sandbanks has also been a venue for the Terry Fox Run as well.  This partnership has been  beneficial to both organizations. Not only did we raise approx. $3,000 for the Friends of Sandbanks, we raised approx. $25,349 for the Terry Fox organization.

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Holly-Gardner-8yrs-old-and-her-brother-Joey-7yrs-old-finished-7th-and-8th-in-the-14-and-under-age-group-for-the-5km-run

“This run would not be possible were it not for the generous donations of our sponsors who have supported this event  for so many years and the many volunteers who assisted with the logistics of staging an Ontario Roadrunners Association- sanctioned race. I would like to thank everyone who helped to make this such a success,” she said.

“It was really nice to see many local participants in our run and I’m pleased to note that many local participants were also winners in their categories,” she added.

Congratulations to the following winners:
5km Run Results
Chelsie Wood of Bloomfield  3rd place for the 20-29 age group
Parimeeta Shah – Picton – 1st place for the 30-39 age group
Chris Mousseau – Consecon- 2nd place – 50-59 group
Michael LaRose – Picton – 2nd place – 60 plus age group

10 Km Run Results
Carly Rutter – Consecon – 1st place for the 15-19 age group
Raye Mcavoy – Shannonville – 2nd place – 20-29 age group
Michelle Pothier- Picton – 1st place – 40-49 age group
Paul Kenny – Cherry Valley – 1st place – 60 plus age group

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For a complete listing of race results visit www.runningbydesign.ca

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