2nd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run… for local healthcare 5km Walk/Run, 10km Run and 100m Kids Dash 2nd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run… for local healthcare 5km Walk/Run, 10km Run and 100m Kids Dash – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

2nd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run… for local healthcare 5km Walk/Run, 10km Run and 100m Kids Dash

CHATHAM, ON (Tuesday, September 23, 2014): On Sunday, October 5, 2014, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHA) will host its 2nd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run… for local healthcare – a fun, family fundraising event featuring a 5km Walk/Run, a 10km Run and a 100m ‘Lil Pumpkin Kids Dash. This event will start and finish in Rondeau Provincial Park in Morpeth.

It’s not too late to register! Participate in the 2nd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run as an individual or as a member of a Team. Space is limited, so register today to ensure your spot. All proceeds will support the upcoming CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.

Event Details

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014

Location: Rondeau Provincial Park, Morpeth

  • Day-of Registration: 8:00 a.m.
  • Kids 100m Dash: 9:00 a.m.
  • 10 km Run: 9:30 a.m.
  • 5 km Walk/Run: 9:45 a.m.
  • Food & Awards Ceremony: 11:00 a.m.

Chip timing will be provided by Chip Time Results.

Transportation

For those needing a ride to and from Rondeau Provincial Park on event day, a bus will be available for registered Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run registrants and confirmed volunteers, free of charge.

The bus will leave CKHA’s Chatham Campus at 7:00 a.m. and will return by approximately 12:30 p.m.

Seating is very limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation at 519.436.2538 by no later than Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.

After the Tuesday, September 30, 2014, deadline, if seating is still available, family and friends of registered participants will also be able to take advantage of this opportunity.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants in each age group (men and women) and to the event’s Top Fundraiser.

The event’s Top Fundraiser will receive a Garmin Forerunner® 610 GPS Unit.

As well, all 5km and 10km event participants will receive a Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run Finisher’s Medal and the 100m ‘Lil Pumpkin Kids Dash participants will receive a ribbon.

Draw:
All Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run participants who raise more than $100 in pledges for this event will be entered into a draw to win a Fitbit® Flex™ Wireless Activity+Sleep Wristband, a 2015 Season Pass to any Provincial Park or a 2015 Summer Pass for any Provincial Park. With every $100 raised, the participants will receive another ballot to increase their chances of winning.

Registration

Fees:

  • Individual: $60
  • Youth (8 to 12 years): $40
  • 100m ‘Lil Pumpkin Kids Dash (2 to 7 years): $5

Deadlines:

  • Online Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 2, 2014
  • Day-of Registration: Sunday, October 5, 2014

Register Today:

  • To register online, please visit www.ckhaf.ca or http://foundationckha.akaraisin.com/CKPumpkinRun2
  • Register in-person at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation at 9 Ursuline Ave., Chatham (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • To register by telephone, please call 519.436.2538
  • To register by fax or email, please download the Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run Registration Form from www.ckhaf.ca and fax it to 519.436.2550 or email it to foundation@ckha.on.ca

Registration fees include admission to Rondeau Provincial Park and parking for the day.

Volunteers:

We can always use a helping hand. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2nd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run, please call the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation at 519.436.2538.

Sponsor a Participant:

Help the 2nd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run participants reach their fundraising goals! Please sponsor a participant today.

Thank You:

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation would like to thank the 2nd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run Steering Committee for their generous donation of time and talents and our events sponsors – Rondeau Capital Inc., Platinum Sponsor; Elston Pharmacy, Gold Sponsor; Winmar, Bronze Sponsor, and Carter’s Home Hardware, Route Sponsor. We would also like to acknowledge our in-kind donors – Agropur (Division Natrel), CKHA’s Nutrition Services, New Balance (David Korrell), Ridgetown Foodland, Rondeau Provincial Park and Sarah’s Farm Market. Without your support, this event would not be possible.

About the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHA) was established in 1998 to enhance the quality of healthcare available to the citizens of Chatham-Kent by raising funds and providing other resources to support CKHA. It accomplishes this through annual campaigns, capital and endowment campaigns, memorial giving, special events and planned giving. To date, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation has raised more than $37 million.

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For more information, please contact:

Barbara Noorenberghe, Development Officer – Special Events
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

519.436.2538 / bnoorenberghe@ckha.on.ca



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