Eckville braves the cold and few snow flakes for River Run

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church held the fifth annual event Sept. 28

Some participants brought their dogs out for the event, to enjoy the fresh air and the five kilometre course.

The Eckville River Run is celebrated its five-year anniversary Sept. 28.

Despite the colder weather, many participants came out to enjoy the obstacle course which changes each year.

This year, registration for the event was halved, with participants paying only $5 to register, instead of the regular $10.

In the past, Franklin-Law has called the event “good family fun exercise.”


Children balence on a wooden beam as part of the course of the River Run, Sept. 28. The event featured an adult five kilometre obstacle run, as well as a 800 metre obstacle run for juniors and a walk to wrap up the day.

Participants in the fifth annual River Run, take to the tires as one part of the obstacle course.

The weather was on the cooler side, and some snow flakes fell during the event, however Rev. Sandra Franklin-Law said warmest day the event has had over the five years.

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