Coal Country Run draws a crowd

This year’s Coal Country Run drew a large crowd to Woodlawn Regional Park on Saturday.

The run started at the park’s Rotary Hall. Participants could walk or run a distance of five or 10 kilometres, and there was also a mini mile for children.

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A total of 143 people participated, including 15 for the mini mile.

It raised $5,200 for the Fresh Air Fitness outdoor exercise area on the park’s east end.

In the five-kilometre event, Rolfe Pletzmueller had the best time among the men at 23 minutes and 36 seconds, while Chantel Longman was the fastest female at 27:48.

In the 10 kilometres, Mark Newtwon was the fastest male at 46:54, while Leigh Rosengren was the fastest woman at 48:21.

As for the mini mile, Bree Poelen was the fastest girl, while Idiana Froese was the fastest boy.


Coal Country Run 2019
Trevor Erdie, left, with Xander, and Jody Vatamaniuck, with Wyatt, were among the Coal Country Run participants.


In conjunction with the event, there was a small expo with eight vendors. They also had a free yoga session to stretch and warm up before the race, and free massages after the run/walk.  

Brunch was served and awards were handed out after the event.

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