Hawk Run Features Wet And Wild Race Course

Monday July 21st, 2014

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A fun-run along a beautiful natural race course is being planned for the end of August right here in Essex County.

The 2014 Wet & Wildlife Hawk Run will take place on Sunday, August 24th at 10am at Holiday Beach Conservation Area in Amherstburg.

“Building on the success of our annual Santa Run in Amherstburg and some of the other local fun runs, we have incorporated a wet and wild element to our annual Hawk Run,” explains Danielle Breault Stuebing, ERCA’s Director of Community Outreach Services. “Throughout the beautiful natural course, racers will run through misting stations, sprinklers, slip and slides and could even be targeted by a water-sniper.”

ERCA has once again partnered with Walkers and Runners Around the County of Essex to host this five kilometre walk or run through this beautiful natural area.

The registration cost is $35 per person and includes a free t-shirt, park entry and a post-race beach party. Participants with pledges over $50 will have their entrance fee waived.

The deadline for pre-registration is on Friday, August 22 by 12noon. There is an additional $5 charge for race day registration, and t-shirt are not guaranteed, so be sure to register early! Participants are welcome to stay the day and explore the park and take a dip at the beach. There is also a 1km Kid’s Dash for just $5 so bring your little ones to enjoy the fun!

“Holiday Beach has been ranked by Audubon Magazine as the third best location in all of North America, and number one in Canada, for hawk watching,” reports Breault Stuebing. “Funds raised through this very fun event will help support visitor services and protect and enhance habitat at this important migration location.” ERCA is also looking for event volunteers to aid in the fun, and anyone interested can contact [email protected]

For more information and to register online visit their website here.

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