Kash Dash success owed to its volunteers 0
Twenty four children participants run from the start of the one kilometre Kids Run in the the Kash End of Summer Dash running race that started and ended in front of the Wigamog Inn on Sunday, Aug. 26. This is an annual event, which has helped to raise money for Candian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR), and included the 10 kilometre race. CPAR is a non-profit development organization that works with East African communities to improving their lives. DARREN LUM/HALIBURTON ECHO/QMI AGENCY
The biggest winners in the Kash End of Summer Dash race weren’t even competing.
With 82 runners in the two fields (10 kilometre race and a one kilometre Kids’ Run), the annual running race has consistently drawn participation and money for a good cause.
For 15 years, this event has helped East African communities through the work by the Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR).
CPAR is a not-for-profit working towards building healthy communities in East Africa.
They partner with communities helping them access clean water, adequate food, primary health services and a safe and healthy environment.
Dr. Steve Ferracuti, who has organized the event since it started, said the success after all these years is owed to the many volunteers who have given their time and effort.
The 10 kilometre race started and ended at the Wigamog Inn just outside Haliburton.
CPAR executive director Kevin O’Brien addressed the runners before the 10 kilometre run.
Bernie Hogan of Bancroft finished first with a time of 35:05 while Mike Armstrong of Haliburton was the top local finisher in fourth.
Fourteen-year-old Cameron Cira shocked a lot of people finishing third with a time of 38:58.
Top female was Amy McIntyre of Udora with a time of 44:09 while Sue Shikaze of Haliburton was the top local female and finished fourth.