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