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 firstname.lastname@example.org