Thursday, 26 July 2012

Muskoka Rocks Road Race

Hit the road in support of Camp Oochigeas! Here is a good cause I am happy to promote.

 Registration is now open for the 9th annual Muskoka Rocks Road Race. The event will be held in Minett, Muskoka, on Sunday, August 5.
CAMP OOCHIGEAS 1984, Camp Oochigeas has been providing kids with cancer and kids affected by childhood cancer a unique opportunity for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences.
 Ooch could not offer this wonderful experience without the generous support of the Muskoka Rocks Road Races.

One hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to Camp Oochigeas, a camp for children affected by childhood cancer with facilities in Toronto at Ooch Downtown, SickKids Hospital, and at an overnight residential camp in Muskoka, Ontario. Over the past eight years, the race has raised more than $350,000, enough to cover the cost of sending one hundred children to camp. 

The race is expected to have 500-600 runners including elite athletes, Muskoka celebrities and families alike. The event features a 10k run, 5k run/walk, and the Magical Muskoka 1k Kids Run. Both amateurs and elites now know the race, which runs through rolling cottage country, as one of the most difficult 10k runs in Ontario.

Now more than 100 volunteers and event sponsors come together, making the annual Civic Long Weekend event possible.

 Camp Oochigeas does not receive any government funding and relies entirely on the generosity of donors and volunteers. “Camp Ooch is extremely grateful to Lynn and Laurel, the event sponsors, and participants who have provided crucial funding for almost a decade so that children from the Muskoka area and from across Ontario can experience camp while undergoing cancer treatment,” says Camp Ooch Executive Director, Alex Robertson. The race is set to kick off at 8:30 AM on Sunday, August 5 at the Peninsula Recreation Centre and a post race party with music and entertainment will be held in the same location. Click here: for registration.

1 comment:

Christine said...

good luck with the road race, a good cause for sure!