3RD ANNUAL WEAR RED ROAD RACES
The 2011 Wear Red Road Races are on Sat 2 Apr at the Queen Charlotte Armoury, Charlottetown, PEI. WR3 features half-marathon, 10K, and 5K distances, all with Atlantic Chip timing, plus a 200m kids’ fun run. Following the races, there will be a (free) pasta dinner or BBQ hot dogs for all runners, volunteers, and families. Runners: online registration closes at 6PM on Thu 31 Mar. We have T-shirts (red, of course) with WR3 logo – request your size when you register online. Chip timing and T-shirts are sponsored by Mark’s Work Wearhouse.
The half-marathon follows a scenic route along the south shore from Pownal into Charlottetown. Trius Tours transports runners out to the start line at the Pownal Sports Centre (washrooms available), and we’ll take kit bags back to the finish line in Charlottetown. There are lots of water/Gatorade stations (gel at the 13K &15K points).
The Queen Charlotte Armoury is home to the Prince Edward Island Regiment, a unit that has sent 22 of its members to Afghanistan (two are serving there right now). There is a fantastic Military Museum onsite that will be open for viewing during race kit pickup on April 1st, and on April 2nd until the close of festivities.
WR3 has the following three objectives:
- to demonstrate support for our servicemen, servicewomen, and their families (all participants – runners, volunteers, spectators – are asked to wear RED: “Remember Everyone Deployed”);
- to raise discretionary funding for the PEI Military Family Services Centre (motto: “Serving those who serve”); and
- to help promote physical fitness in PEI.
WR3 is for the whole family. Participate by running, volunteering, and entering your child in the “everybody wins” kids’ fun run. Kids of all ages will be intrigued by the Military Museum.
Complete information and an online registration link are available on our WR3 website at www.WR3.callard.ca. Got questions? Got suggestions? eMail me!
Allan Callard – Allan@callard.ca
Race Director 2011 WR3