Third annual Run for Food Race coming on June 11th

June 2, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Whether you’re a competitive runner or someone who just wants to help others … this run is for you.

Compass Community Church hosts their third annual Run for Food Race on Saturday June 11th.  A 5 K walk/run and 10 K run along the trails of Credit Valley Conservation to help feed hungry families in Dufferin County.

All the participant race fees go towards the Orangeville and Shelburne Food Banks, Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and local community garden initiatives.

Nate Richardson, Director of Development at Compass Community Church, is excited about this race because it helps raise funds to meet the daily needs of people in Dufferin County and gives families a morning full of fun.

“The run is not just the 5 K and 10 K, it’s also a great family-friendly event” says Mr. Richardson.  “There will be fun activities for all ages, many vendors, a free kids race, barbeque lunch and music”.

Toronto resident Fil Martino finds herself making the trip north to participate in the run.  “ I like the idea of running on trails in Credit Valley Conservation,” she says. “Many of the runs I sign up for in the city have me running on the streets”.

Ms. Martino is very pleased that the proceeds go to help out local food banks. “When I sign up for a run in the GTA I don’t know exactly where the money is going. It will give me more incentive to finish the run because I know it is for charity.”

Local sponsors and corporate donors are a key component to making this annual run a success.

“The run makes participants feel great about themselves,” says Bri Bull, Director of Regional Outreach for Compass Community Church.  “I’ve seen participants cross the line with tears in there eyes.  It is quite an accomplishment” says Bull.

The Compass Run for Food Race takes place June 11th at the Compass Community Church on the corner of Hockley Road and Highway 10.  Race events start at 8:30 am.  Visit for further details.

Written by Marrie-Leigh Ferguson

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