Posted 12.19.14 @ 19:5 by: Staff

It looks like it is the season of blessings, as Oakville’s Half Marathon successfully raised $115,000 in their charity fundraising drive as announced by the event’s organisers earlier this month.

Twice the Help

The exciting and fun-filled event organised by Nutrience is a yearly endeavor to raise funds for charity. This year’s event raised a total of $115,770, which will be allocated to the 9 local charities namely; SOAAR for Autism, Oakville and Milton Humane Society, Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children, Kerr Street Ministries, Oakville Hospital Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada – Halton Chapter, Supported Training and Rehabilitation in Diverse Environment or STRIDE, and The Arthritis Society.

What’s really exciting about this news is the fact that this year’s event’s record is almost twice the donated amount from last year, which means that the event is really gaining momentum and supporters plus raising awareness.

The Nutrience race director Krystal Duz said that last year’s event only raised around $60,000. The amount was distributed to the race’s supported charities and spent on efforts to assist and support worthwhile causes in the community of Oakville.

The 2014 Half Marathon

This year, the Nutrience Half Marathon was held a few months ago on September wherein 1,722 walkers and runners competed in the various events. Participants came from all over, some across Canada, with Oakvillians leading their numbers plus a handful of participants  from neighbouring communities and from all over the globe; with some participants coming all the way from Kenya, the United States, Trinidad, Jamaica, England, and Uganda.

Last year’s marathon champion Tyler Chacra of Oakville bagged his second men’s Nutience Half Marathon winner  title by completing the run in just a little over 1 hour and 13 minutes. Mississauga’s Tammy Purdy won the first overall female title with a time of 1 hour, 25 minutes and 14 seconds while Sean Patterson of Mississauga and Allison Drynan of Toronto won the men’s and women’s division of the 10K run. Like Tyler, Ali is a defending champion and won last year’s same event.

Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon

The Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon is an annual event which features a 10K student relay, a 10-kilometre run, a 2K fun run or walk, a runner’s expo, and of course, a half marathon. The event is supported by SUBWAY® Restaurants, Whole Foods Market, Running Room, TV Cogeco, the Oakvile Beaver, CanKopy, Oakville Kids Magazine, Gatorade, Aquafina and of course, Nutrience. The event is supervised by the Landmark Sports Group which will also organise next year’s Mississauga Marathon.

Next year, the Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon will be held on a Sunday, on September 27, 2015 so mark your calendar folks and register early at the website to participate!

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