Run Merrickville Financially Supports Local Activities
Run Merrickville is a not-for-profit group that is organizing and hosting a certified running/walking event in Merrickville, April 27, 2019.
Race Director Lori Urquhart says the goal of Run Merrickville is to encourage people to get outside and get active through recreational running or walking. “It’s all about promoting a healthy lifestyle through a fun, safe activity.”
The organizing committee follows this mandate through the annual Merrickville Heritage Classic event and also by financially supporting community groups that promote healthy lifestyle choices through activity.
Any funds raised by Run Merrickville, in excess of the money needed to support the Run, are donated to assist community groups. In the past three years donations have been made in support of the new play structure at Merrickville Public School, to the Trails Society in Support of the Story Book Trail project and to the Seaway Surge in support of baseball opportunities for area youth.
This year, should there be excess funds, the committee will be supporting the Merrickville Soccer Club, the Merrickville Co-operative Play Group and Christmas in Merrickville.