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Friday, May 31, 2019

Huron Shore Run Takeover

Saugeen Shores | by Megan Johnson  

The fundraising run takes place tomorrow and features a free kids run, a half marathon and 5 - 10 km routes

The 31st annual Rotary Huron Shore Run takes place tomorrow (June 1) and there is still time to take part.

The run has created a healthy weekend in Southampton with the advent of the Saugeen Shores Health and Wellness Fair  to the Put in and Paddle event, with many Southampton business' offering discounts to spectators and runners.

Rotary Huron Shore Run, Co-Organizer John Van Bastelaar, hopes people realize that it's more than just a running event. "The race is a component but it's actually growing and there's actually entertainment for the whole family that weekend."

The Shore Run features a free kids fun run, walks, youth runs with runs in 5km, 10km and  half marathon lengths.

The run which was originally created as a fundraiser for Southampton's Saugeen Memorial Hospital still raises money for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) today.

"100 percent of the proceeds go to the charities involved," says Huron Shore Run, Van Bastelaar.

"There are no wages paid and all costs are covered by sponsorships," he says.

Van Bastelaar says 70 percent of funds raised goes towards the SMHF, 10 percent each to the Port Elgin and Southampton Rotary Clubs and 10 percent to the Saugeen Track and Field Club.

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