Register now for the Canada Day 5km Run/Walk/Wheel event in Amherstburg!

Canada Day 5km Run/Walk/Wheel returning to Amherstburg, registration now open

“Get ready to lace up your running shoes and join the excitement at the Canada Day 5km Run/Walk/Wheel and Kids dash in Amherstburg this summer. Organized by Amherstburg councillor Molly Allaire and her husband, this event is not only a fun way to celebrate Canada Day but also a meaningful way to give back to the community.

**Supporting Local Charities**

The Jul. 1 event costs $40 to enter (early bird pricing) and includes an Amherstburg/Canada Day shirt, a medal, and a post-race snack. Allaire highlights that last year, $18,600 was raised, and every dollar goes back to local charities like Bryerswood Youth and Optimist Camp, Amherstburg Food and Fellowship Mission, and Amherstburg Community Services. The impact of these donations reaches far beyond just Amherstburg, benefiting individuals throughout Essex County.

**Exciting Race Course**

The race course, starting at 100 Laird Avenue at 9 a.m., takes participants through Amherstburg’s historic downtown core. Spectators along the route come together to cheer on the participants, with residents along the Dalhousie stretch even joining in with water guns and sprinklers to cool off the runners. With over 800 participants last year, the event has grown to attract registrants not just from Amherstburg, but from around the world, including places like the United Kingdom, Ohio, and Philadelphia.

**Join the Celebration**

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of a vibrant community event that brings people together from near and far. Registrants will receive a medal, and adults who register by Jun. 1 are guaranteed to receive a shirt. To register or for more information, visit

In a world where divisiveness often dominates the headlines, events like the Canada Day 5km Run/Walk/Wheel and Kids dash remind us of the power of coming together for a common cause. Not only does this event promote health and wellness, but it also fosters a sense of unity and generosity within the community. So, let’s strap on our sneakers, hit the pavement, and make a difference this Canada Day.”



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