Fun morning races are planned for the third annual Health & Fitness Expo
Port Dover has become a community of people involved in running, walking, exercising, sports and health related issues.
In 11 days, on Saturday, Sept. 7, all of those pursuits will be in focus during the third annual Health and Fitness Expo sponsored by Port Dover Lions Club.
The all-day outdoor activities get underway at 9:00 a.m., with the Port Dover Community Centre vendor exhibits and displays operating from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Organizers report that now is the time to pre-register to participate in the fun of the games.
The first scheduled event is a 2 km fun race on the Todd Eaton Memorial Track. All kids are encouraged to participate. It begins at the track but also includes running on school property. Organizer Scot Brockbank it is safe for the kids because they are not off school property. Registration for this event on Sept. 7 is at the track between 8 and 9:15 … with the race starting at 9:30 a.m. The cost to enter is a donation to Port Dover Lifeline Food Bank.
The second event is the Port Dover 8 km Mud Classic race (so named because it has rained in the past when this race was held). This is a ‘predictor’ race, meaning at the outset each runner predicts the time of finishing the 8 km event. Organizer Scot Brockbank says it is not a race for speed, the three entrants that come closest to each one’s prediction will win a prize. There will be running shoes and apparel to win. This event is open to all ages, preregistration cost is $25. It begins on Todd Eaton Track then along the Lynn Valley Trail. Entrants can register online, at Runners Den or prior to the race ($5.00 extra). Cash or cheque only.
Mr. Brockbank told The Maple Leaf he needs some volunteers for these races. Their tasks will be for registration, assist the athletes, route cheerleaders and other duties as needed.