Barry’s Bay- The weather turned out well for the first annual charity 5 – 10 K walk/run held at Chippawa Shores. Proceeds from the event went to support the St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Participants could pre-register electronically by using a QR code, or an online link, or they could do so in person on the day of the event. Heather Roche was on hand to greet participants at the registration table and canine companion Ella was also there to say hello. Dogs on leashes were welcome to participate in this family friendly event.
People (and pets) could walk or run the circuit once to complete 5K or do it twice to complete a more ambitious 10K walk/run. A focal point of the Chippawa Shores development is the refurbished historic lodge situated at heart of the community. The route started at the back of the lodge and went out the main roadway. The course was marked by pylons, and water stations were set up at strategic points along the way. Event organizer, Clinton Roche, encouraged people to take advantage of the water stations in order to stay hydrated.
After the run, people could attend a BBQ and listen to members of Odd Man Out, Amy Easton and Jason Malinowski perform on the grounds in front of the lodge at 835 Chippawa Road.
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