Debbie Knight and Peggy Rohatyn are going to be busy, as they are not only planning the Force Competition for the Rafferty Rumble in July, but they are also planning the 12th annual Coal Country Run.
The Coal Country Run (CCR) is a whole day of fun for everyone, to be held on May 11 at 10 a.m. in Rotary Park, inside the Woodlawn Regional Park. People can run or walk distances of five or 10 kilometres, and there will also be a kids’ mini mile.
Proceeds from the CCR will be directed to the Fresh Air Fitness outdoor fitness area at Woodlawn Regional Park.
“There will be a post-race brunch, lots of cool door prizes and an awesome swag bag which will include goodies and lots of electronic coupons and gifts from our generous business community,” said Knight.
OM Yoga Studio and Kim Mayuk will be doing pre-race yoga stretches and warmups. Free massages will be provided for runners by Haley Ingham from Recharge Massage Studio, after each race. To get racers pumped and excited to run, there will be music provided by DJ Zach Vandenhurk. Durr Photography will be around the entire morning taking photos of the event.
Rohatyn and Knight are very excited for their unique medals for the winners. The medals are made of polished stones by Murray Arnold, who will be at event as well.
There will be an information expo inside Rotary Hall. Several vendors and organizations have already signed up. It doesn’t cost anything to put up an information table.
Rohatyn says, “The route for the races is very scenic and the majority of it runs through the beautiful Woodlawn Park, with its twists and turns and gorgeous trees.”
Registration fees are as follows: $60 for ages 16 and up for the five-kilometre and 10-kilometre distances, $40 for ages 15 and younger, and just $10 for kids 15 and under for the Kids Mini Mile.
Anyone can register right up until 10 a.m. on race day, but Rohatyn and Knight prefer registrations beforehand so they can plan accordingly. People can register on the Running Room website or pick up a registration form at Henders Drugs.