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The Moose Jawg Charity Road Race is pleased to announce the event is returning for its 19th year but this time on June 17.
This will be the first time the event has run in over two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Race director, Andrea Amiot says she’s very excited to have the event back and hopes it’s bigger and better than ever.
“Being a runner, I've always participated in the Moose Jawg,” says Amiot. “It’s always been a part of my life so I’m honoured to help bring it back. When Dawn [Luhning] brought up if I wanted to help her and take over as race director, I was super pumped. Hopefully, with a few new changes, we’ll make it fun and different for people to look forward to every year.”
One of the changes that have been made this year is the date of the race, which is June 17. In years past it has been on Canada Day.
Amiot notes the date change was made to allow for more people to attend.
“We felt like if we brought it into June, we can make it more local, with local teams and have more local volunteers, and local businesses, just being in the middle of June instead of pushed into that first weekend of summer holidays,” adds Amiot.
The race itself is a 5km or 10km event, which will allow people to run or walk at their own pace and enjoy the charity event.
This year Moose Jawg has partnered with the Attic Spin Studio (Fairford St. E) and that is where the race will begin.
“We will make our way into the Wakamow Valley from there. This year it will be a 5k and then a 10k out and back. We’re really excited for our start and finish line coming down Fairford St. with City Hall, Moose Jaw, the casino, and the spa in the background.”
Prior to the start of the race, Amiot explains that they will be putting on a Runt Run, which is for kids aged 12 and under and only costs $10. This is to allow for more of a family affair getting the kids involved in the race.
Those attending the race will also receive swag bags and other gifts for taking part in the event.
In addition, the 5k portion of the charity event will be sanctioned as a time trail race, so those more competitive runners will be able to use their time to qualify for other races.
All the proceeds from the race will go towards helping the Moose Jaw Health Foundation.
Sign up as a team or individually and enjoy what the Moose Jawg Charity Road Race has to offer.
The deadline to register is June 1, and you can sign up HERE.