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Run With Responders During FIREFEST 2023

Wednesday July 19th, 2023, 6:07pm


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Organizers of FIREFEST 2023 are inviting resident runners to join them on a five-kilometre (5K) route along Riverside Drive on Saturday, September 9th, 2023.

Nearly five hundred individual runners and walkers of all ages are expected to take part in this unique first responder—themed charity run celebrating all frontline service providers.

“For 2023, our charities are Canadian Mental Health Association-Windsor-Essex County and Law Enforcement Torch Relay for Special Olympics Ontario, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit these two important charitable organizations,” said co-organizer Dave Orshinsky.

Race-day registration begins at 7:30am with the run to start at 9:00am sharp. All runners in the 5K will receive a high-quality event t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Entry fees are $50 for the 5K run, and $20 for a one-kilometre (1K) run or Kids Dash.

Funds raised will support ongoing mental health education, training and awareness as part of the Sole Focus Project of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Many sessions are geared toward helping professionals like first responders, medical professionals, youth and caregivers.


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