50 hit the trail

The Glengarry News - - News - BY STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON News Staff

About 50 peo­ple par­tic­i­pated in Satur­day’s Glen­garry Trail Run, rais­ing about $4,000 for the lo­cal hospi­tal and for the Friends of the Glen­garry Trails.

Friends chair­per­son He­lena McCuaig says that after ex­penses are paid, the two groups will split the prof­its from Satur­day’s run.

Thanks to match­ing to­tals from Sco­tia­bank, she ex­pects the Friends will likely re­ceive at least $2,000.

The money will be used for trail up­keep, par­tic­u­larly for a board­walk sec­tion that starts on Lochiel Street and dis­ap­pears into the bush.

Ms. McCuaig says that project will likely cost thou­sands of dol­lars. The boards used must be cedar – “they can’t be treated wood or wood that will rot” – and will cost about $5.50 each.

She says that re­plac­ing the board­walk is the group’s main is­sue, though it also has to pay $1,500 a year for in­surance and also needs money for other main­te­nance jobs, like cut­ting grass along the trails.

The Hôpi­tal Glen­garry Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal will use its share of the funds to pur­chase new X-ray equip­ment.

The run started at the Bon­nie Glen Pav­il­ion. Run­ners could pick 2k, 4k or 8k cour­ses.

S. WAR­BUR­TON PHOTO

READY TO RUN: Alexan­dria res­i­dents Michelle Gor­don and Am­ber Ogilvie warm up be­fore the Run.

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