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News Release: The YMCA of Eastern Ontario’s 100 km Walk, Run & Roll Challenge

Brockville and Kingston, ON – As Eastern Ontario slowly emerges from the coronavirus closures, the YMCA has something to ramp up everyone’s summer!

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario’s 100 km Walk, Run & Roll Challenge runs from July 18 to 31, 2020 and will raise money to support the mission of the YMCA in building healthier communities. Participants can walk, run, wheelchair, bike, roller blade – however they like to be physically active – to complete one of five challenges over two weeks.

The 100 km distance is the main event and is symbolic of the distance between Brockville and Kingston YMCA facilities. There are four distances set at 25, 50 and 100 km as well as a Super 200 km Bike Challenge, which represents a “round-way trip” between both Y facilities. Groups can also participate in “relays,” adding distances travelled by group members toward their goal.

“We know that this year, many people are missing their annual marathons and other competitions so we created the 100 km Walk, Run & Roll Challenge as an inclusive competition for all abilities,” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “Participants can have fun while they’re doing good by raising money to support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.”

Those who complete the challenge get bragging rights and a certificate, and fundraisers compete for medals and a top-fundraiser prize! The first 100 registrants also receive a challenge t-shirt. There is a special swag bag for kids.

The registration fee for an individual is $20.

“We know that due to the pandemic more people than ever will need assistance to access healthy programs and services,” said Adams. “We hope people will rally behind this fundraiser to help us provide that assistance.”

To find out more about the YMCA of Eastern Ontario’s 100 km Walk, Run & Roll Challenge and to register visit our website.

About the YMCA of Eastern Ontario

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is a charity that provides programs and services to improve health and health outcomes, develops leaders, helps build social connections and provide safe, inclusive spaces for people of all ages. The Y is Canada’s largest provider of childcare with trademarked curricula and offers fitness and other programs including SCUBA, Karate and Total Life Care – specialized programming for individuals with chronic conditions.

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For information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Colleen Gareau

Director, Marketing and Communications

colleen.gareau@eo.ymca.ca

613-888-9298