Even if you can't run like a Kenyan.........
Rotary Run for Mikinduri
proceeds to benefit a fantastic cause: Mikinduri Children of Hope, and other select international projects of the Rotary Club of Stratford. Every runner out there will mean better clothes, better food and much needed help for the people of Mikinduri.
Mikinduri is a small, poor, remote Kenyan village in eastern Africa. The people have little opportunity for work, except as labourers on small farms. Like most African countries, Kenya is plagued with the effects of disease and insufficient food. Some of the children cannot afford school fees, which prevents then from getting an education. Their future is bleak. This village of kind, hard working, gentle people desperately need outside help.
Despite their challenges, the people of Mikinduri are determined to make a better life for themselves and their children. Many are active in their community and have developed several projects with which we are attempting to assist them.
Mikinduri Children of Hope is a dedicated group of volunteers based in Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. It was initiated in 2003 By Makena Ambassa who was born near Mikinduri and now lives in PEI.
"Our 15K is a tough, grueling hill run, that's sure to test the strongest of hearts! It also makes a great training run for the PEI Marathon."
You'll start off running down Kinlock from the Metro Credit Union straight up to Fox Meadow, and then down to Keppoch. Take a left on Keppoch and you'll work your way over to Georgetown Road and your first major challenge: Tea Hill. The top of Tea Hill is the 5K mark, and you'll find a water station right there.
Continue on up Georgetown and follow it as it turns into Stratford Road, bending back around to pass an aid station at 7.5K and then cross Kinlock. You'll keep going and take a left by the Big Blue Church onto Keppoch, to the second major challenge: the mile-long hill up Keppoch. The top will be the 10K mark with another water station.
You'll turn left quickly after this onto Skye Lane and follow the subdivision back over to Kinlock. There, you'll climb your last hill up to Fox Meadow and then speed back down to the finish line at Metro!
Stations: The 2 water stations will be stocked with Gatorade and water, along with some ethusiastic volunteers! The aid station will have bananas and pretzels, as well as Gartorade and water (and volunteers).
"But, don't worry, for those into enjoying the last bit of summer our 5K is just the kind of fun, socialable run that gets your Sunday started right."
As with the 15K, you'll start off running down Kinlock from the Metro Credit Union straight up to Fox Meadow. You'll split off from the 15K here, taking a left to pass through a subdivision back down to Stratford Road. There'll be an aid station as you turn onto Stratford, at the 2.5K mark.
You'll then speed back across Kinlock and take a right on Greenview. You'll start a fun little section, going on and off some of the lovely Stratford trail, before hitting Aintree Road. You'll come out Aintree onto Kinlock and take a right to finish at the Metro!
Station: The aid station will be stocked with Gatorade, water, bananas and pretzels (same great volunteers!).
While the runners are away, they'll have plenty of stuff for friends and families to do.
There'll be a couple of Wii consoles set up, for friendly matches or for some intense competition - you choose! They will have games, balloons and face painting for kids of all ages and lots of food and drink.
Don't Wait!! Pre-Register Now!
T-Shirts are only reserved for the first 100 registrants
|Date:||Sunday, September 7th, 2008|
|Starting Time:||9 AM|
|Location:||Metro Credit Union, Stratford|
|Title Sponsor:||Metro Credit Union|
|Prices:||15K: $15 |
|Online Registration:||http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=3988 |
(T-Shirts for first 100 Runners!)
|Day-Of Registration:||8 AM, Metro Credit Union Lobby|
|Course Description:||Our 15K (course map) is a tough, grueling hill run, that's sure to test the strongest of hearts! It also makes a great training run for the PEI Marathon. But, don't worry, for those into enjoying the last bit of summer our 5K (course map) is just the kind of fun, sociable run that gets your Sunday started right.|
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