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Amherstburg’s Run For Heroes Marathon Coming To An End

Wednesday September 3rd, 2014, 1:05pm

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This September’s Run for Heroes Marathon will be the last, according to race organizers.

“With a heavy heart we have decided to not continue the Marathon Race due to extraneous costs involved in producing the event in Amherstburg,” says founder and race director Chris Uszynski.

The event, now in its 8th year, is Canada’s most southern Boston Marathon qualifier and a supporter of World Alzheimer’s Day.

Each year on top of the local runners, Uszynski says the event attracted over 600 tourist runners from all over North America.

Uszynski said the event has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for Alzheimer’s since its inception.

Despite being the last, this year’s event will still go on as planned on the weekend of September 20th.

The weekend starts on Friday September 19th with a public Health Expo at the Libro Centre featuring discounted sports wear and informative expert speakers series.

On Saturday September 20th the Run For SUPER Heros 5K and Kid’s Marathon take place near Fort Malden.

The Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K take place at the Libro Centre on Sunday September 21st.

There’s still time to register for the event. Visit runningflat.com.

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