YEP Hamilton is getting the team back together for their 3rd go at the Around the Bay Road Race and we are excited to announce we will be joining forces with the Hamilton Chamber and the Hamilton Hive. Cameron Dyck (LegalShield and Vice Chair to YEP) has stepped up to be this years team captain. He will be kickstarting the year with a 3 days a week running group/training leading up to the race for all those interested in joining the team.
For those not familiar with The Around the Bay Road Race it is the oldest road race in North America with the first run held in 1894 ‐ three years before the start of the Boston Marathon. Rich in tradition, the race has been won by the best from around the world, including Boston Marathon winners and Olympic gold medalists. Today the race has grown to include a 5k and relay events to involve every level of runner or walker. It has also become a signature fundraising event for St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation with increased participation and support through the Fundraising Team Challenge.
We are looking forward to putting together a great team this year to help us reach and hopefully exceed our fundraising goal of $10,000!
There are many spots available still to fill on the team, whether you are interested in only running a 5K or want to hammer out the full 30!
If you have any questions such as donating or you’d like to join the team please contact Cameron Dyck (905.902.3925 or firstname.lastname@example.org) If you are interested in joining the team let Cameron know which spot you’d like to run in (5K walk/run, 10K 3 person relay, 15K 2 person relay, or 30K walk/run) and we will get back to you with the details on how to register.
As for the Cam’s group run, it will beginning this coming Monday 14th at 7am starting and ending at Platform 302 click here for directions. The runs will go 3 days a week Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 7am right up until race day March 24, 2013. After each run we will reconvene at Platform 302’s gym for a cool down, stretch, and refreshments.
Almost 11,500 runners participated in the Bay Race on March 25, 2012 – the largest number of runners in the race’s 118‐year history. Many of these participants went “the extra mile” for St. Joe’s by raising more than $260,000 in pledges to improve care for the patients we’re honoured to serve. The 2013 Bay Race promises another event filled with excitement and competition for a great cause. We invite our Fundraising Teams old and new to join the Around the Bay Road Race to help St. Joe’s improve healthcare in our community!
Stay tuned for more exciting details!