Footrace on Sun­day

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - When Run­ning Made His­tory, Sean Bray

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

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.

Satur­day work­shop

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. –

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