Ingleside, On –The weather forecast looks great for the upcoming Stephanie Grady Memorial Run and Family BBQ which will be held Saturday, September 30th, 2017 starting with the 10km run at 10am at the Stephanie Grady Educational Pavilion at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Ingleside.
This will be the 3rdannual event to support local causes planned by the Grady and Doyle Families, and will be held on the weekend marking Stephanie’s birthday. Last year’s event drew 200 participants and raised $2,870.42 for Camp Erin Eastern Ontario with an additional $950 collected in donations to support the “Getting on Board Project” at Upper Canada Migratory Sanctuary.
Friends, family and community members are welcome to lace up their sneakers and register for a 10K run, 5K run or 2K walk/run on the picturesque bike path between the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the Ingleside entrance of the Long Sault Parkway. All competitors will receive a t-shirt, a running bib and a medal at the finish line. Stephanie had a passion for running and we welcome runners of all levels to join us to cherish Stephanie’s memory and to help us raise money for Camp Erin Eastern Ontario which provide children with grief support. Following the races, a BBQ will be held near the Stephanie Grady Educational Pavilion at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Any donations for the BBQ are completely optional and will be going towards supporting the “Getting on Board” project of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission and the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary. In order to register for the run, visit runningroom.com Race ID # 14324 or by registering at the Upper Canada Bird Sanctuary beginning at 8:30am the morning of the run.
Stephanie’s sister, Crystal Doyle, is hoping this year’s event will be as successful as the 2016 edition.
“I am excited by the community response to this race. This is a wonderful event where you can have fun with a family stroll or get out for a run knowing that you are raising money for two wonderful charities.”