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Charlottetown store hosting annual Spring Run Off

5K/10K run supports heart and stroke foundation

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
April 26, 2017

CHARLOTTETOWN – Islanders will have one more chance to shake off winter this weekend with the annual Sporting Intentions Spring Run Off.
The 5K and 10K races will take place on Saturday, April 29, hosted by the Charlottetown sporting equipment shop and with proceeds supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Prince Edward Island.
“We like to engage the running community early in the season and help shake off winter,” said Wes Slauenwhite, race organizer and general manager at Sporting Intentions. “The registration numbers vary but we typically see 100-plus runners, split between the two distances.”

Charlottetown outdoor store Sporting Intentions will host its annual Spring Run Off 5K and 10K event on Saturday, April 29.

Photo courtesy of Sporting Intentions

This year will mark the 11th annual Spring Run Off, which is sanctioned by the PEI Roadrunners Club and has been a point race on their calendar since 2014.
The heart and stroke foundation has been its partner charity from the start, according to Slauenwhite.
He is hoping for a good turnout this year, knowing the weather will be a big determining factor.
“The forecast is for a beautiful day this year, with temperatures in the mid-teens, so we could see 150 runners,” said Slauenwhite.
The course starts at the Sporting Intentions store on North River Road, winding through the Brighton neighbourhood, along the water through Victoria Park and back to the store.
“The course is fairly flat and offers runners a chance to run a speedy early season 5K or 10K,” he said.
For more information on the Sporting Intentions Spring Run Off, visit here .