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Annual fundraiser for KidSport set for Saturday

Annual fundraiser for KidSport set for Saturday
The Sept. 23 Moon Shadow Run will provide financial support for families whose children might not otherwise be able to take part in sports.
The Sept. 23 Moon Shadow Run will provide financial support for families whose children might not otherwise be able to take part in sports.
IMAGE: Dave Lueneberg
While the forecast is calling for sun and clouds, organizers of this Saturday’s Moon Shadow run in Pincher Creek are hoping for a clear view of the full moon.
IMAGE: Dave Lueneberg
While the forecast is calling for sun and clouds, organizers of this Saturday’s Moon Shadow run in Pincher Creek are hoping for a clear view of the full moon.

Annual fundraiser for KidSport set for Saturday

By Dave Lueneberg
By Dave Lueneberg
Staff Writer
Shootin’ the Breeze Staff Writer
September 20, 2023
September 20, 2023

Pincher Creek’s annual Moon Shadow Run returns this Saturday, Sept. 23.

Volunteer director Alecia Williams calls the race, started by John Verhagen, an annual family fun event.

“We have three different distances again this year — 2.5 kilometres, 5 and 10K. We usually have the most people in the 2½, kids with their parents or people who would rather walk … so we offer something for everyone,” Alecia says.

“All three courses will wind their way close to the creek,” she adds.

“For the 2½ and 5K, you actually head east towards Highway 6.”

The 2.5-kilometre portion will go to the highway and back behind the pool, where the starting line is.

The 5K route will begin east, then back west to the gazebo and return to the starting line.

“The 10K goes west toward the Community Hall and does a loop in that direction, and there will be water stations along the route,” Alecia says.

Entry fee is $25 and, like in years past, all monies raised will go to the KidSportCanada program but will be used locally.

 

Skyline side-by-side Rentals ad – Pincher Creek Trade Show

 

The idea is to provide financial support for families whose children might not otherwise be able to take part in sports.

Funding of up to $300 per year, per child, is offered to local families.

The business community also does its part to keep the event going, Alecia says, with sponsors helping to cover the costs. Their names are put on the back of race T-shirts as a way to recognize their support.

This year’s event will begin at 6:30 p.m., but you can register beginning at 4. All indications are that the weather will co-operate, with a forecast of sun and cloud and temperatures reaching 20 C.

With it likely to cool off quickly, layering is recommended.

“After the run, we’ll have snacks and an environment to hang out after, to cheer on the remaining runners to the finish line. So, having a few extra layers is really a good thing,” Alecia says.

One final ask: With narrow spots along parts of the trail and the chance of runners and walkers going in opposite directions, event organizers are urging that child strollers (buggies) and participants of the four-legged variety be left at home.

Should be lots of fun. Hope to see you there!

Pincher Creek’s annual Moon Shadow Run returns this Saturday, Sept. 23.

Volunteer director Alecia Williams calls the race, started by John Verhagen, an annual family fun event.

“We have three different distances again this year — 2.5 kilometres, 5 and 10K. We usually have the most people in the 2½, kids with their parents or people who would rather walk … so we offer something for everyone,” Alecia says.

“All three courses will wind their way close to the creek,” she adds.

“For the 2½ and 5K, you actually head east towards Highway 6.”

The 2.5-kilometre portion will go to the highway and back behind the pool, where the starting line is.

The 5K route will begin east, then back west to the gazebo and return to the starting line.

“The 10K goes west toward the Community Hall and does a loop in that direction, and there will be water stations along the route,” Alecia says.

Entry fee is $25 and, like in years past, all monies raised will go to the KidSportCanada program but will be used locally.

 

Pig roast at wedding venue — the Cowley Lions Campground Stockade near Pincher Creek in southwestern Alberta.

 

The idea is to provide financial support for families whose children might not otherwise be able to take part in sports.

Funding of up to $300 per year, per child, is offered to local families.

The business community also does its part to keep the event going, Alecia says, with sponsors helping to cover the costs. Their names are put on the back of race T-shirts as a way to recognize their support.

This year’s event will begin at 6:30 p.m., but you can register beginning at 4. All indications are that the weather will co-operate, with a forecast of sun and cloud and temperatures reaching 20 C.

With it likely to cool off quickly, layering is recommended.

“After the run, we’ll have snacks and an environment to hang out after, to cheer on the remaining runners to the finish line. So, having a few extra layers is really a good thing,” Alecia says.

One final ask: With narrow spots along parts of the trail and the chance of runners and walkers going in opposite directions, event organizers are urging that child strollers (buggies) and participants of the four-legged variety be left at home.

Should be lots of fun. Hope to see you there!

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