Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Friendship road races Saturday morning
Friendship road races Saturday morning
Proceeds to PCH Foundation Equipment Fund

For the second consecutive year, runners will have a choice of a 10-kilometre course or five kilometres in the seventh annual friendship road races.

Both races will start and finish at the Wilmot Community Centre on Gillespie Avenue in Summerside on Saturday, Sept. 1. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the races getting underway at 9 a.m.

All proceeds will go to the Prince County Hospital Foundation Equipment Fund.

"Last year, over $1,000 was raised," said Dr. Michael Irvine, organizer of the 10K event.

An entry fee will be charged and there will be race mementos for all participants. Overall and age group awards will also be presented.

Also, the first male and female runners in the 10K event will receive a pair of running shoes, donated by Summerside Source for Sports.

The 10K route features segments on the road, forest trail and Confederation Trail. The 5K route has been remeasured and revised this year. Both routes are mapped and can be viewed by visiting (and

The 10K race is a P.E.I. Roadrunners Points Series event.

Runners of all speeds and ages are invited to participate.

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