The Carillon - ONLINE EDITION
By: Terry Frey
Posted: 04/25/2019 10:00 AM
After a one-year hiatus, the popular 5K run is making its return to the ever-popular community running event, Let’s Run Steinbach, being held Saturday, May 11 at the Steinbach Soccer Park.
Let’s Run Steinbach has evolved over the years. First started as a Run for Mom more than a decade ago held annually on Mother’s Day, it switched to a Saturday event a few years ago.
Last year the run committee, headed up by Race Directors Greg and Tanya Penner, decided to go with an all Kids Run event, taking a break from the adult 5K and 10K races.
This year there continues to be a strong focus on the Kids Run, but they have also decided to bring back the 5K race this year.
In addition to the 5K, there is also the Mini Kids Runs and 2K run for kids.
Registrations for this year’s event will be accepted until April 30 with online registration only through the website at www.letsrunsteinbach.ca. There will be no race day registrations except for the Mini Kids Run.
Penner says they are nearing the maximum number of registrations for the day, which would be 250 entries for the 5K and 350 entries for the two 2K Kids Runs.
On race day, Bib pick-up will be from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Registration for the Mini-Run (ages 3 to pre-kindergarten) is from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. and the race will be held at 9:00 a.m.
The 2K Kids Run (grades 3-4) will follow at 9:30 a.m. and then the 2K Kids Run (grades K-2) is at 9:50 a.m. The 5K Run will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Following the race, Let’s Run has also partnered with Winnipeg’s new professional soccer team, Valour FC, as all participants in the run and their families have been invited to watch Valour FC vs Halifax’s HFX Wanderers in action on Saturday, May 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Investors Group Field.
The Let’s Run contingent will have a reserved section and will receive videoboard recognition, a souvenir, and a chance to experience warm-ups from the sidelines. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth and can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/y6tffv89.
Also, the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge will be part of Let’s Run – Steinbach this year.
ParticipACTION is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to help Canadians sit less and move more. The Community Better Challenge is a new annual physical activity challenge that rallies communities from across the country to sit less and move more.
By tracking their physical activity minutes, individuals and organizations are helping their community compete for the title of Canada’s most active community, and receive $150,000.
More information on the initiative is available at https://www.participaction.com/en-ca/programs/community-challenge.