Run The Canada D’Eh Run In Amherstburg This July

Wednesday April 10th, 2013

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Amherstburg will kick off its Canada Day celebrations with a 5km run.

The patriotic run this July 1st starts at 9am just outside of Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada and continues up Laird, around Toddy Jones Park, down Dalhousie and back. The course showcases the spectacular waterfront and is flat, fast and historical.

Finishers will be awarded a unique Canada D’Eh maple leaf collectors’ medal with the likeness of Sir John Alexander Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister featured on it. “This medal is like nothing out there,” said race director Chris Uszynski. “It is like an open-source medal, a Canadian honour that Runners get to vote on who to feature on next year’s medal. It could be Commander Chris Hadfield, Sarah McLachlan, Wayne Gretzky, or Stephen Lewis. All of who are worthy examples, but it’s the runners’ choice and I can’t wait to see who they pick.”

Runners will also receive Canadian maple leaf red and white sublimated technical running socks.

After the run, runners can enjoy the ice-cream festival. A family-friendly event that includes free activities, food court, entertainment and ice cream. A fireworks display will be the finale to a spectacular day.

Proceeds of the race go to benefit the Amherstburg River Lights Winter Festival. Participants are asked to raise money through online pledge forms and donations.

Registration and pricing information can be found online here.

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