The Carillon - ONLINE EDITION
By: Terry Frey
Posted: 04/27/2018 11:06 AM
After a successful 10-year run, Let’s Run Steinbach, formerly Run for Mom, is hitting the reset button for the 11th annual edition as all the focus this year will turn to the Kids Runs.
Along with the race committee, Race Directors Greg & Tanya Penner said, "as a team, we have decided to take a break from our normal event planning and are making some changes."
Putting on the run these past 10 years has been a lot of work, so this will give the volunteers and the race committee a bit of a break this year. Only about half as many volunteers will be required this year, the logistics will be much easier with no racing on the city streets.
There will be no adult run this year. Instead, this year’s event, which again will be held at the Steinbach Soccer Park on Saturday, May 12, will only have two runs for the kids, a 2 KM Run (Kindergarten-Grade 4), and a Mini Kid’s Run (ages 3 to pre-kindergarten).
"Our goal for 2018, is to get as many children as possible running, walking and moving," said Greg Penner. "We strongly believe in a healthy lifestyle and we want to promote that with our event."
Registration for this year’s run are being taken at www.letsrunsteinbach.ca. The cost is $10, or $20 with a Lets Run-Kids shirt. Included for the racers is food and a finisher medal. Cost for the mini-run is $5.00.
Since its inception, the annual run as attracted as many as 800 participants and in the last few years attracted between 500 and 600. Penner says he hopes to have about 250 kids register for this year’s race.
"This race has evolved since we first started," Penner noted, "and it will continue to evolve going forward, but for now we are focusing on the youth and the healthy lifestyle that running promotes."
The runs begin at 9:30 a.m. May 12 at the Steinbach Soccer Park.
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