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Boogie time in Cavendish

Run through national park to benefit AVC wildlife care

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
July 26, 2017

CAVENDISH, P.E.I. – Stephanie Barry will be moving back to British Columbia this fall, but she’s not done with Prince Edward Island yet.
The animal health technologist at the Atlantic Veterinary College has put together a one-time running event, the Cavendish Homestead Boogie Run, a fundraiser for wildlife care at the college’s teaching hospital.
The run will take place on Saturday, July 29 at Prince Edward Island National Park in Cavendish.
“My husband and I are moving back to B.C. in November, and I really enjoy event planning and fundraising, so I wanted to do something before I leave,” she said. “I work with animals at the AVC… and I wanted to make a contribution to wildlife medical care on P.E.I.”

Stephanie Barry shows off part of the course for the upcoming Cavendish Homestead Boogie Run at Prince Edward Island National Park in Cavendish, P.E.I. on Saturday, July 29.

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Barry

Starting and finishing at the Cavendish Beach Complex, the run will feature three different distances, all involving loops on the park’s Homestead Trail. Offered will be a 6K, a 10.8K, and a 16.4K.
The 6K route will cross one of two small pedestrian bridges on the trail before turning back, while the 10.8K and 16.4K routes will continue on, following the larger of the trail’s two loops.
“Runners will enjoy viewing areas of the New London Bay, woodland, as well as old and currently active farmland,” said Barry. “The trail is said to be one metre wide and, for the most part, compact gravel. In the wooded area, there can be the occasional root of a tree, so watch your step in the shady areas.”
The event is sanctioned by the PE Roadrunners Club.
For more on the Cavendish Homestead Boogie Run, visit here .