M.P Jamie Schmale, event volunteers, and the City of Kawartha Lakes, have been working hard to make the event possible.
Community support has been phenomenal, according to Lindsay Milk Run Director, Taylor Jones.
“We’ve had more volunteers this year than we’ve ever had in the past,” she said. “There has been great support from the community and we are really grateful for everyone coming out and helping us,”
Around 500 people will participate in the 5, 10, and the brand new 21-kilometer races.
“We have always had great participation in our area.” said Mrs. Jones, “It’s a great event that showcases our town. The run has always been in Lindsay and this is our first year stretching to Cameron, to include more of our communities and see the beauty of the Kawartha Lakes.”
Racers choosing the brand new 21km race option, will, be bused to Cameron and run along a trail that will connect with the 5 and 10km trails, leading them back to the Lindsay recreation complex.
An award ceremony will follow the race, and prizes will be awarded to contestants, who place highest in their gender and age categories. The first-place winner of the 21km race will win a Via Rail Voucher allowing them to travel anywhere across Canada, with a value of $1,250.
All participants will receive a Lindsay Milk Run participation medal, specially crafted for the event. The medal will look like a cowbell with Lindsay Milk Run written across it.
The first 400 people to register for the race will receive a special Lindsay Milk Run athletic shirt. People who register after the first 400 will receive a similar shirt that is made of cotton.
“They are both very comfortable and very light weight,” Mrs. Jones said.
Registration is available online, and weekend registration is available at the Lindsay Recreation Complex, Saturday, July 15th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Race Day registration will be available for the 5k and 10k divisions, space permitting, at the Lindsay Recreation Complex, between 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Weekend registration fees for the 5K race are $40, the 10k is $45, and the 21k is $70.
Mrs. Jones and the City of Kawartha Lakes encourage everyone to come out and participate. “It’s a great way to get active and see the community,” she said.