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May 6, 2018

Manotick Miler – 1 Mile: Walk, Roll & Run

Join us for the Manotick Miler as we continue the Legacy of Barrhaven Run!

Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House to merge with Manotick Miler

The Ottawa Senators Foundation announced the merger between the Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House and the annual Manotick Miler.

Both events held each spring, raise significant funds for important causes in our community. Barrhaven Run’s strong family and fundraising culture combined with the Manotick Miler’s growing participant base will create an improved experience for all participants while aiming to increase the awareness and funds raised for Roger Neilson House.

Benefits include:

  • New course and race options – The new location will provide a new running course, which will include, 10, 5, 3 and 1 mile routes.
  • Prizes
    – Every registered participant will receive a Finisher Medal at the end of the finish line.
    – Top Male & Female in the 10 Miler will receive a cash award of $300.00.
    – Top Male & Female in the 5 Miler & 3 Miler will also receive an award.
  • Bigger contribution – By combining the two events and increasing registration numbers, more funds will be directed to Roger Neilson House.

“We wish to thank all of the organizers and supports of the Barhaven run. Your support of Roger Neilson House over the past many years has been tremendous, supporting many children and families at their most vulnerable times.” said Megan Wright, executive director, Roger Neilson House. “We look forward to participating in the Manotick Miler, the support of our community is key to Roger Neilson House being able to provide ongoing services. We count on this support and are very grateful to the business owner and community in both Barhaven and Manotick.”

About Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House

In 2008 a small group of Barrhaven business owners banded together to start a registered charitable organization called BarrhavenRun.ca.  The purpose of BarrhavenRun.ca was to organize an annual charity running event in the community of Barrhaven.  Roger Neilson House, a pediatric palliative care facility located on the grounds of CHEO, was selected as the charity of choice.  The first annual Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House was held in June 2008.  100% of the event proceeds go to Roger Neilson House.  Events include a 10k Run(timed), 5k Run(timed), 2.5k Family Run/Walk and a Tot Trot with Spartacat.  The event has grown each year with competitive runners from around the country taking part. Barrhaven Run raised over $300,000 for Roger Neilson House in 10 years.

“On behalf of the Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House Organizing Committee we are excited to have the team at inStride continue this charity event.” said John Baizana Co-founder BarrhavenRun.ca “The tradition of the event will not only continue but be enhanced for the communities of Barrhaven and Manotick.”

“For the past three years we have helped with the logistics of The Barrhaven Run and look forward to the merger.” said Laura Glasper, co-founder & event manager Instride Events “We love what the Barrhaven Run has done for Roger Neilson House and we look forward to continue this through the Manotick Miler.  Two great events coming together for one great cause.”

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