Lace up your running shoes and join Mark Sutcliffe of 1310 News at the 4th Annual DeFrancos Lung Run on Saturday, October 1! More than 300 runners and walkers will be at the start line at 9 am at Mother Teresa High School (Barrhaven) to participate in the 2.5, 5 or 10K Walk and Run.
The DeFrancos Lung Run is family event that includes a kids area, mascots, superheroes, Ottawa Redblacks Cheer Team, Fire Department and post race massage area. All proceeds to support the Lung Association! The Lung Association assists, educates and empowers individuals living with or caring for others with lung disease.
Register at defrancoslungrun.com This event is proudly brought to you by Pharmasave and Sobey’s Barrhaven and 1310 News!
Full Event Details:
Location: Mother Teresa Catholic High School, 440 Longfields Drive (free parking)
Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Race kit pick up happens Thursday, September 29th, 3:00-8:00 p.m, Friday, September 30th, 9:00 a.m-6:00 p.m. @ PharmaSave (1-B 3500 Fallowfield Rd) and day of event at Mother Teresa High School.
Race Day Schedule
8:00 a.m. Registration/Race kit pick up
8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
8:50 a.m. Warm up for 10K
9:00 a.m. 10K START
9:20 a.m. Warm up for 5K
9:30 a.m. 5K START
10:00 a.m. Post race area opens
10:05 a.m. warm up for 2.5K
10:15 a.m. 2.5K START
10:30 a.m. Awards and Closing Ceremonies
This year the whole morning is ready for the family with a kids area, Star Wars photo booth, Superheroes, Ottawa Redblacks Cheer Team, Fire Department and post race massage area.
About the Race:
As many of you know The Give 2 Live campaign was partnered with DeFrancos Lung run since we started in 2013. We were saddened to hear that the campaign is now coming to an end and the Toronto General Hospital has decided to go in another direction. Hélène is taking this opportunity to do things that she has wanted to do for some time now, she wants to travel and continue her education, we could not be happier for her!
We cannot say enough about Hélène’s ongoing ability to bring joy to everyone that she comes in contact with. She has been such an inspiration and the reason that we started the DeFrancos lung run in the first place. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you have truly changed our lives and for that we are forever grateful! Continue to fill people with happiness, and go fulfill your dreams! We hope to see you at this year’s run!
We are so excited to share with you the news of our new partners; The Lung Association. In our search for a new partner we knew that we wanted to continue supporting families with respiratory and lung issues. When we met with Melanie and Chantal from The Lung Association there was an instant connection, both sides were beyond excited for this new chapter. We can’t wait to continue this relationship for many years to come.
We are excited for our 4th annual DeFrancos Lung Run and can’t wait to see you all there!