Footrace on Sunday
There’s still time to register for this weekend’s Great Raisin River Footrace, the 40th edition.
The Aug. 12 event features 5 km and 11 km courses, starting and finishing at the Sir John Johnson Manor House, in Williamstown.
Discounted registration is available online until Aug. 9, at raceroster.com/16814
Race day registration costs an additional $5.
Celebrating the event’s history, the first 300 participants will receive a commemorative Ed Whitlock medal.
Among those already registered is Joe Du Vall, who’s the only person to run in all previous 39 races.
The Footrace also raises funds, which go to support the Cornwall Hospice and the Manor House.
A kids fun race is scheduled again this year. This 150-metre run is for children under 10 years of age. No pre-registration is required.
Convenors Sheila and Wendell Lafave have announced that after 11 years at the helm, this is their final time organizing the Footrace.
Roger Robinson, who's been described as the “world's best running historian,” will conduct a Saturday (Aug. 11) evening clinic, starting at 6 p.m., in the ballroom of the Manor House, in Williamstown.
He will draw from his latest book, and talk about the late Ed Whitlock. –