About the Merrickville Heritage Classic
In 2015 a group of running enthusiasts got together to plan a running event for the Village of Merrickville with the first run to be held in April of 2016. The aim was to promote an event in the village which would encourage people to get outside and get active through recreational running. The run promotes good health for all ages through physical activity.
It was decided to hold three distances, 2K, 5K, and 10K. The three running events provide a choice for participants and can be enjoyed by all – those who wish to walk and the serious runners.
The distances are certified by Athletics Canada, the event itself is accredited by Athletics Ontario and the race timing is done by a chip timer.
The committee plans to make the run an annual event. The hope is that the Merrickville Heritage Classic could eventually be used to raise funds for a specific charity or community cause.
The committee’s effort has been supported by Merrickville-Wolford Municipal Council, Merrickville Community Health Centre, Merrickville Fire Department and many local businesses.
The first Merrickville Heritage Classic is being held April 30, 2016 with the hope that this is the start of an annual spring event for the Village of Merrickville.