Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Run for Haiti



This Saturday Running Free is sponsoring a charity event callled Run Haiti - Mission for Solidarity. The 10 and 20KM run will take place along the Toronto water front on the Martin Goodman Trail and all funds raised will go directly to Haiti (the Government of Canada will also be matching all donations).

A minimum $10 donation covers registration, a commemorative bib number, sponsor goodies, coffee, refreshments and snacks.

I'll be participating in the 20KM run along with several of my training buddies.

A simultaneous event will take place in Hamilton as well. For details on both events, see here.

Let me know if anyone is going to be there!


30 comments:

Sarah said...

Sounds like a wonderful event!!!

candlerun (htabby) said...

We have something like that in our area coming up too, but without all the extras. :0) It is all for a great cause though!

Lily on the Road said...

I'd be there if I was closer!

I donated last week to the Red Cross. Good for you and it will help...

Laura said...

Great event...I will pass this onto our running buddies as well. We have donated via the RedCross and doing some fund raising at work...still is unbelievable teh amount of destruction that occurred.

Boris T. said...

Sounds like a great event. Too bad I am out of the country this weekend down in the states.

Stephanie Nichole said...

Oh that looks fun!! But maybe too far of a trip for me to make :( I'll be doing "Zumba for Haiti" this weekend... apparently 3 hours of "Booty rolls" Oh boy, watch out!

Zorbs said...

I'm doing the Hamilton run!

Jess said...

Ah, what benevolent Canadians!

happygoluckyalex said...

Gah- bad blog friend, google reader has been overwhelming me...
but my commenting self is back... to say that IF I am in town this week, I WILL be there!!!
Running the 20!

Jamie said...

Awesome event! And pretty incredible this was put together relatively quickly.

Jocelyn said...

Thats so awesome that you are doing this! What a great way to help out

teacherwoman said...

What a great event! Good for you!

yumke said...

I'd love to do it but can't make the sked.. a few friends will be running, hope you have fun

Marky Mark said...

Great event! As my kneee heals I may consider a 10K walk, if they have one, although it may be too long for right now. :(

runninaround said...

I wish they had some of these in the works on the US East Coast!

Rio said...

That sounds like an excellent event. And it sounds organized too! Can't wait to read about it!

Libby said...

Thats a really cool idea. Good luck on the race!

Heather said...

What a great event!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Wow that is great. Have a great time..

Marci said...

This is a great event. I have a few running friends sponsored by Running Free. My running group wants to stay local for our planned 30K, but I am hoping to convince them to come. I wonder if you can run further... Thanks for posting this great cause Marlene!! I would love a chance to run with you too!!!

Marci said...

This is a great event. I have a few running friends sponsored by Running Free. My running group wants to stay local for our planned 30K, but I am hoping to convince them to come. I wonder if you can run further... Thanks for posting this great cause Marlene!! I would love a chance to run with you too!!!

ShirleyPerly said...

That is a heck of a deal for a great cause! Have fun!!

Steel Springs said...

That sounds really neat!

Lisa said...

awesome!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

I LOVE THIS IDEA!!! A very good thing to be a part of.

your earlier post.... alright... NEXT WEEK I AM MAKING IT HAPPEN. Tuesday and Thursday.

Denise said...

A friend of mine ran a race last wknd for this same cause. Wish I could find one local for me to run.

Jen said...

Wish I was local. Way to go to help a great cause!

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sideofsneakers.com said...

What a wonderful way to help out! I love good people :)

Lor said...

Marlene, Sofie was really disappointed that she didn't get to run with me during the women's 5k last year. On the rebecca run, do parents run with their kids for the 1K? She's not big enough to do it alone. Or is it better that I just do 3K with her as a walk?

lindsay said...

very cool and very cool of the canada gov to match. have fun this weekend!