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  • Upper Canada Mall's Run/Walk for Easter Seals Kids - Founded by Joe Persechini

    Sunday, May 29, 2022 7:30:00 AM - Sunday, May 29, 2022 12:00:00 PM
    Location: Riverwalk Commons - 200 Doug Duncan Dive, Newmarket
    Category: Community Event
    In a year where we are remembering so much history, we want to invite you to come with us to make history AGAIN! This year Easter Seals Ontario is turning 100! And our Upper Canada Mall Run/Walk for Easter Seals kids is turning 45! We are back and ready to celebrate in a big way. After a 2 year hiatus we are going coming back stronger than ever with fun for everyone. We will start the beautiful Spring morning with a timed/chip run for those that run seriously and want to compete. You will be given a bib and a chip. The race venue delivers a flat, fast and scenic run course through Fairy Lake Park and the Tom Taylor Trail system. After that we are opening it up to the community to join. A fun, family – friendly atmosphere you can run, you can walk, you can do whatever makes you comfortable for 5km with your family and your friends as we try to make you feel nostalgic throughout Newmarket’s longest running race. Founded by Newmarket resident, Joe Persechini, the Upper Canada Mall Annual Walk/Run Easter Seals is York Region’s longest running fundraiser for children and youth with physical disabilities. Over the past 45 years, this popular community event has become an indelible fixture in York Region, raising nearly $3.2 million to help children and youth with physical disabilities. The 2022 Upper Canada Mall Annual Walk/Run for Easter Seals Kids will be held at Newmarket Riverwalk Commons on Sunday May 31,2020, located at 200 Doug Duncan Drive in downtown Newmarket. Both the 10k and 5k races will start and finish at the Newmarket Riverwalk Commons with hundreds of spectators cheering you on. The event will also feature a post-race party with food for athletes and games and activities for the whole family. Whether you’re looking to set a personal best in the 10k or simply enjoy a leisurely walk with your family while raising funds for Easter Seals Ontario, we have something for everyone!
    Contact Name: Andrea Peterson
    Contact Phone: 1-800-461-3391
    Contact Email: apeterson@easterseals.org