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Numbers low but spirits high for Night Dash

Charlottetown run raises about $6,500 for ParaSport and Recreation PEI

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Aug. 15, 2017

CHARLOTTETOWN – It was a great night for a run.
Men, women and children gathered here on Friday, Aug. 11 for the third annual Irving/Big Dog Night Dash, a fundraiser for ParaSport and Recreation PEI.
“It was great,” said Tracy Stevenson, executive director of ParaSport and Recreation PEI. “It was warm… what a beautiful evening.”
A total of 83 participants came out for this year’s event, a number consistent with last year’s total, but down from the first year’s 125.

Among those participating in this year’s Night Dash in Charlottetown were (from left) Nathan Brennan, Ellen Dixon, Sarah McCabe, Jenn Hogg, and Mitch Clark.

Photo courtesy of Tracy Stevenson

“We fell short of our goal, but we are still happy with the numbers,” she said.
The fundraising goal was to bring in between $8-10,000 for ParaSport and Recreation PEI, which provides such programs as wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, sledge hockey and more.
“It looks like we should clear about $6,500 for this event,” said Stevenson. “We didn’t reach our goal but that makes sense, since we didn’t reach our goal in participants.”
The event featured both 5K and 10K races, as well as a team competition.
For results, visit the PEI Roadrunners page here .