On Sunday, Oct. 1, the Lanark & District Civitan Club will host its 7th annual Scarlet Fall Run.
Now that school is back in session, so are routines.
It’s also the best time to set some fitness goals, and you can start out by putting the Scarlet Fall Run on your race calendar.
Taking place on Sunday, Oct. 1, the Lanark & District Civitan Scarlet Fall Run is an annual fall favourite event where runners toe the start line for either a half marathon, five kilometres or one kilometre Family Fun Run.
“This is the time of year when runners want to get in one last race for the season, and we’re the perfect one for it,” says race co-organizer Debbie Keaney. “With the Highland Hills, we have challenging courses but in a landscape that can’t be beat.”
The half marathon course takes runners through a scenic route in Lanark County while the five kilometres course weaves its way through Lanark village.
Although the hills may be an added challenge to the race, Keaney says they welcome new runners to the registration table as well.
“Because it’s in a smaller community, this event is the perfect way to ease into a running race as there’s plenty of support and cheering from fellow runners, volunteers and community members.”
The half marathon race begins at 10 a.m. while the five kilometres runners and walkers will set out at 10:15 a.m. The one-kilometre family run begins at 9:30 a.m.
“We really want to focus on making it a family-friendly event so that the kids can feel like they’re part of the action while getting some good exercise in as well,” explains Keaney.
For the family run, the cost is $5 per child and families are asked to register by 9 a.m.
This year the Lanark & District Civitan Club will donate all race profits to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope Program.
“This is a great program that provides transportation to individuals to and from cancer treatments, who otherwise would have no other way of getting there,” says Keaney. “It’s our way of giving back while hosting a really fun event.”
To learn more about the Lanark & District Civitan Scarlet Fall Run, visit their Facebook page, the Lanark & District Civitan Club Scarlet Fall Run. You can register at runningroom.com or contact Dan Keaney at 613-259-2036.