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Cox & Palmer run to support cancer society

Donation to be given in memory of associate Andrew Coady

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
July 10, 2017

CHARLOTTETOWN – For years the Cox & Palmer 5/10K Run/Walk has been giving back to its community, but the 2016 and 2017 events have been even more special for the staff of the law firm’s Charlottetown office.
The event, which will take place this year on Saturday, July 15, will once again be supporting the Canadian Cancer Society, with a familiar face in mind.
“Last year’s event and the upcoming event are extra special to us at Cox & Palmer and to many members of the community, as the funds will be donated in memory of Andrew W. Coady, a remarkable individual who was an associate at Cox & Palmer,” said Melanie McKenna, a student at the firm. “He dedicated a lot of his time and energy to the Canadian Cancer Society and we hope to continue the tradition and serve his memory well.”

This year’s Cox & Palmer 5/10K Run/Walk will take place in Charlottetown on Saturday, July 15. Shown here are participants lined up for the start of the 2015 race.

Photo courtesy of j. norman-bain

The run will once again take place in downtown Charlottetown, organized by the students of the law firm, with help from the entire staff.
The flat, fast course will take runners through the city streets and along the Charlottetown boardwalk. It will start and finish at Connaught Square, with the 5K turnaround at the end of the boardwalk, and the 10K turnaround just past the end of Edinburgh Road.
The organizers look forward to continued support from the island’s running community. More than 200 took part last year, and hopes are to build on that number this year.
“The run has become a staple for P.E.I. road races, and we will continue to host the event as long as it remains that way,” said McKenna. “Our goal is to bring that community together, have some fun, promote a healthy lifestyle, and to raise money for a great cause.”
The event is sanctioned by the PEI Roadrunners club, with the 10K race counting towards the club’s annual points series.
For more on the Cox & Palmer 5/10K Run/Walk, visit here .