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The Chatham-Kent Harvest Run took place on Sunday, September 28, 2014. The fourth year for this event saw a record number of participants with 339 people registered to walk or run. 

The addition of a half marathon attracted new participants and the increase in numbers can also be partially attributed to the corporate challenge groups from Union Gas, Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit, Continental Tire, Entegrus, Defiance Running Club and Maple City Crossfit. 

Besides the half marathon, the event included a kid’s dash, a five kilometer walk/run and a ten kilometer run. Custom medals were awarded to participants in all events with special ribbons to the top finishers for each age group. All participants also received a commemorative race buff. 

Ashley Church, event Volunteer Coordinator says, “This event has been thoughtfully planned by a committee of volunteers who have worked for months to create this seamless event. We would like to thank the approximately 50-60 volunteers who came out to encourage racers and ensure everyone had a safe and enjoyable time. ” 

With the record number of participants also came a record number of total funds raised- $29,153 – up by about $5,500 over 2013. The proceeds go towards United Way’s Community Fund supporting over 30 agencies, programs and services across Chatham-Kent. 

To find out more about the Chatham-Kent Harvest Run please contact David Drouillard at 519-354-0430 or david@uwock.ca 

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