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Rural Raider Run returns to Charlottetown

High school class takes on run organization

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
May 24, 2017

CHARLOTTETOWN – For many years the Charlottetown Rural Raider Run has been absent from the yearly schedule of running events on the island, until now.
Thanks to the efforts of the Leadership class at Charlottetown Rural High School, the 5K Fun Run is back, and will take place on Saturday, May 27.

The Charlottetown Rural Raider 5K Fun Run will take place on Saturday, May 27 at Charlottetown Rural High School.

Photo courtesy of the event Facebook page

“The goal is to engage students and staff within our school and the greater community with an event that will promote healthy living,” said Stan Chaisson, a teacher at the school assisting with the run. “This is a unique event because it’s a student-led initiative, and the race itself is a celebration of learning.”
The class has taken on the run as part of their event planning project, with any proceeds from the event going towards student leadership initiatives and the school’s cross-country team development.
The race will start and finish at the school in Charlottetown, on what has been described as a flat and fast course.
“The course is very safe and mostly can be run on the sidewalk or shoulder of the road,” said Chaisson. “It’s mostly flat with a small incline at about the 4K mark before a nice downhill finish.”
Asking only $10 for registration, the organizers are hoping for a good turnout on Saturday.
“We’re hoping for 50-75 participants from our school and community,” he said. “It’s very affordable and it’s a family event, as we have the 300m kids’ run before the 5K.”
Race time is 9 a.m.
For more on the Charlottetown Rural Raider 5K Fun Run, visit the Facebook page here .