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Eckville River Run sprinting into fifth year

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church is hosting the annual event along the Medicine River on Sept. 28

The Eckville River Run is celebrating its fifth year next weekend.

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church is hosting the annual event along the Medicine River on Sept. 28.

To commemorate the fifth anniversary there will be draws for prizes and the registration fee per participant is $5, compared to last year’s $10.

The event will feature an adult five kilometre obstacle run, as well as a 800 metre obstacle run for juniors and a walk will wrap up the day.

The 5 kilometre run will start at noon, the junior run is scheduled for 1 p.m., with the walk following after the juniors are finished.

Anybody, including dogs, are able to do the walking course.

“The course is five kilometres if they want to walk the full course and it’s really beautiful, like it’s all down along the river,” said Rev. Sandra Franklin-Law, adding it is an on-leash course for the attending four-legged friends.

Registration for all three courses will take place at the event on Sept. 28.

“It’s a good family fun exercise,” said Franklin-Law. “It’s not meant to be hard, it’s just meant to get people out to have fun.”

The all ages event will once again feature a food truck and a new things to explore on the course.

The run never follows exactly the same route, explained Franklin-Law.

The Eckville River Run will go ahead next weekend in rain, snow or shine.

“We decided that for the fifth year it should be good weather, we’ve had four years of crappy so this should be our year,” joked Franklin-Law.

Signage will be posted along Highway 11 to easily guide event goers to the run location and registration table.

All information regarding the 5th Annual Eckville River Run can be found on St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church’s Facebook page.

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