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Capacity crowd for Charlottetown

Canada Day Bash supporting the PEI Humane Society

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
June 28, 2017

CHARLOTTETOWN – Perhaps there is no place more appropriate to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday than in the Cradle of Confederation itself.
Those wishing to celebrate with a run on the island will have their chance on Saturday, July 1, as The Running Room hosts its annual Canada Day Bash.
“It is a great family event, and this year has sold out before the online registration closed,” said Jenn Hanus, race director.
The event has reached its cap of 115 participants, who will take part in one of four available distances: a 10-mile run/walk, a 10K run/walk, a 5K run/walk, or a 3K fun run/walk.

Runners head out for the annual Canada Day Bash run in Charlottetown last year. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, July 1.

Photo courtesy of Atlantic Running Room Events on Facebook

“It really is a great event,” said Hanus. “People bring their dogs, and my kids have run the 3K event every year of the past five years. It is their race to run every year and they love it.”
This year will be the seventh annual Canada Day Bash in Charlottetown, with proceeds going to support the PEI Humane Society.
In the last two years the event has added a donation option to its registration, this year bringing in an additional $355 for the cause on top of registration dollars.
The races start at the humane society office on Sherwood Road, following the Confederation Trail on an out-and-back course for all four distances.
For more information on the Canada Day Bash, visit here .