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Running for the church

Run for L.I.F.E. all set for Sunday, May 7

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
May 4, 2017

TRYON, P.E.I. – Raising funds for the local church can be easier when you have runners in your congregation.
The South Shore United Church in Crapaud, P.E.I. has runners, including its minister, Rev. Karen MacLeod-Wilkie, and her friend, Deborah Walsh, race director of the Run for L.I.F.E.
“We spend a lot of time training together and we have both entered several race events,” said Walsh. “We wanted to host an event to let the people in our congregation and community share the fun and excitement of being in a race and crossing the finish line. For me, there is no better feeling.”

Participants of all ages take part in the annual Run for L.I.F.E. in Tryon, P.E.I., including these finishers from last year’s event. This year’s run will take place on Sunday, May 7.

Photo courtesy of Deborah Walsh

“The South Shore United Church hosts the run and the amazing bunch of volunteers step up and help prepare the wonderful food and help out with registration, traffic control and water tables,” said Walsh.
The course will take participants along the beautiful, scenic, unpaved road along the Tryon River in Crapaud.
For the past two years, the event has been sanctioned by the PEI Roadrunners Club.
“We are planning for 100 participants and hoping the weather cooperates,” she said.
For more information on the Run for L.I.F.E., visit here .
Hence, the Run for L.I.F.E., with the acronym derived from the following motto:
“For Love of Feeling Your Body in Motion;
For the Inspiration Running Brings;
For Fitness Benefits;
For Everyone You Meet Along the Way.”
This will be the third year for the event, which features a 10K run, and 5K and 2K walk/runs. It will take place on Sunday, May 7, with all money raised going to the building fund for the church.