The Run4Kids 5 km Run/Walk was started in 2012 to raise funds in support of children undergoing treatment for cancer. We were inspired by the story of Will Frassinelli, a VHS student who has been battling brain cancer for over ten years. Encouraged by the generosity of participants in the past Run4Kids events, we have sought out other children’s charities in the Huron County region. The event is sponsored by Virtual High School (VHS) with support from the Optimist Club of Bayfield. All proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario (SWO) to grant the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition. The success of the Run4Kids 5 km Run/Walk charity event is dependent on your support and generosity.
Year after year, we are fortunate enough to fundraise money in efforts to grant the wish of a child facing a life-threating illness. The 7th annual Run4Kids event will support Jennica, a 16-year-old girl living with kidne disease. Jennica is an incredibly creative, artistic, and musical person. Her favourite subjects in school are art and guitar, and she enjoys watching the show SpongeBob. Jennica told Make-A-Wish her most cherished with is to go to her favourite theme park in Orlando, FL! With the help of our community, we can work together to make her wish come true.
Make-A-Wish® Southwestern Ontario Canada (SWO) grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy! They serve 16 Counties across Southwestern Ontario, including Huron County. All proceeds to Run4Kids 2019 will be donated to Make-A-Wish SWO. To learn more, please visit www.makeawishswo.ca.
In support of Make-A-Wish ® Southwestern Ontario Canada
Equipment: Please note that bicycles, skateboards, roller skates or roller blades are not allowed in the race. Baby joggers and small animals are allowed. Runners with baby joggers or animals should try to place themselves either at the outside edges or at the back end of the crowd for the start of the race. To ensure the enjoyment and safety of all participants, the race organizers encourage a headphone-free environment during the Run4Kids event. We feel that your experience will be greatly enhanced by leaving your musical devices and headphones at home or in the car. Running head-phone free allows you to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and the beauty of the town. This also means that you will be able to hear the cheers and words encouragement from volunteers and spectators on your way to the finish line!
Parking: It is recommended that you park your car at the Bayfield arena or around Clan Gregor Square
Water Station: A water station will be set up at the half-way point in the course.
Awards: Following the run, be sure to join us outside Virtual High School for refreshments during the awards ceremony around 10 AM. Awards will be presented to the top 2 male and female finishers in each age category as well as the overall winners. We also have a number of prizes to be distributed in a raffle draw using your bib number.
Warm-up Session: 8:30 AM at Virtual High School, 27 Main Street North, Bayfield, ON
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