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October 1, 2010
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Souris Area Hosts 11th Annual Fall Frolic Run October 9

Environment, Energy & Forestry

Runners from across the province are invited to the 11th Annual Provincial Forest Fall Frolic Run Saturday, October 9, at the New Harmony Demonstration Woodlot near Souris.

The run a partnership of the Provincial Forest Section of the Department of the Environment, Energy and Forestry and the PEI Roadrunners Club has been a Thanksgiving tradition since its founding in 1999.

From its inception, the run has been popular and now boasts a dedicated group of between 70 and 80 runners who attend the event.

The fall frolic includes two courses to ensure it is not only a family-oriented run but also challenging enough to meet the Roadrunners race criteria.

The main course is 12.3 km long and takes the runner over the heritage road in New Harmony and then along a section of the Confederation Trail. The runners then go back along the heritage road and enter the New Harmony Demonstration Woodlot for the sprint to the finish.

The shorter 4.6 km course is designed for up-and-coming runners, joggers and walkers. To emphasize the family nature of this course, a number of parents come complete with baby strollers. The short course takes the runners south along Route 303 for two kilometres and then the runners enter the demonstration woodlot for the final half of the race.

All money raised through entry fees will be donated to MacIntyre House, a non-profit group home located in Souris. MacIntyre House is a seven-bed facility that is now housed in the former RCMP building.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and both runs start at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $10. A barbecue will be held following the run along with door prizes and award presentations.

Media Contact: Alf Blanchard
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