The Carillon - ONLINE EDITION
By: Terry Frey
Posted: 07/27/2018 12:55 PM
With an inaugural 5K run set to makes its debut next month in Kleefeld, what better name could there be for the event than the Kleefeld Honey Run, set take to take place, of course during the Kleefeld Honey Festival.
Race organizers Veronica English and Barry Penner, both runners themselves, are behind the planning of the run, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 11, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Penner says participants can also take advantage of the community pancake, but advises to only go after the run, "you don’t want to run on a full stomach.
English says the response so far has been very good. "Initially we were hoping to get maybe 50 people to register," but she says they are already close to double that number with more than weeks to go."
"Our main goal," says English, "is to create an active event for the community that is open to all ages and abilities and with very affordable prices. We want to encourage an active lifestyle, and what better way than through a fun road race with the potential of winning amazing honey prizes at the end."
"We are also keeping with the Honey theme and swapping out participation medals for Honey stix for each runner who crosses the finish line, donated by Good n’ Natural." Also local honey producer Bartel Honey is donating honey prizes to the participants.
English says they have been very fortunate to have numerous sponsors supporting this inaugural run.
The start and finish line for the race is at the corner of Park Avenue and 3rd Street, near the Kleefeld Recreation Centre. The route will be 2.5 km through the streets of Kleefeld, then doubling back to the finish line. Registration costs are $15 per runner, less if registering as a family.
More information and the link to register is available on their Facebook page Kleefeld Honey Run, or Instagram kleefeldhoneyrun.
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