Welcome to the Sixth Annual Schomberg Country Run! A beautiful 5k/1k country run/walk dedicated to the support of Clean Water for the North, a clean water initiative for the families of Pikangikum, Ontario, where drinking water is so unsafe, people suffer daily from both mental and physical illness.
The community's Elders, along with the Pikangikum Working Group, are installing more and more water filtration and waste management systems into the homes of Pikangikum. Currently Pikangikum, and other northern communities, are on a "boil alert", meaning they must boil ALL water prior to drinking or cooking for their families. The Anglican Parish of Lloydtown runs this race every year (on the last Saturday in September) in order to raise money for this important initiative. Implementing a water and waste management system costs approximately $22K per home. We have helped a lot, but more help is needed in this community to prevent more despair, and to enrich the lives of the Native Canadian People living on Northern Ontario reserves.
Learn more about the Clean Water for The North project here: http://www.anglicanparishoflloydtown.com/schomberg-country-run
RACE DAY INFO:
Same route as last year! The run will start and finish from St Mary Magdalene's Church at 116 Church Street in Schomberg, ON. It will go west down the hill toward to Lloydtown, swing north to 10th concession, and will turn around back to town - an out and back route. The run will be timed. Free race t-shirt with PAID entries only. T-shirts are available for $15. There will be post-run refreshments, plus PRIZES!
The 1k fun run/walk will begin at 9am. Strollers, dogs, walkers... All are welcome. The 5k run will begin at 9:30am.
BE AN ANGEL! Sponsored runners who raise up to $100 will get to run with a "halo". Runners who raise in excess of $100 will earn wings and a halo to run with. We hope to see many halos and wings on the run! FREE REGISTRATION for entrants with sponsorship amounts of +$100 for the 5K and +$50 for the 1K.
REGISTRATION KITS can be picked up in advance at the FRIDAY NIGHT BARBEQUE at St Mary Magdalene's Church (116 Church Street, Schomberg) Sept 23rd, from 6 pm- 8 pm. Enjoy food, drinks, music and fun! Pick up on race day, Saturday Sept 24th from 8 - 8:45 am.
VOLUNTEERS please register as a volunteer, and we will contact you. Thanks!!
CHEQUES: Please make all registration cheques payable to Parish of Lloydtown.
DONATIONS: Donations are not possible on this site. Please make cheques payable "PWRDF—Pikangikum Project", and mail them c/o St Mary Magdalene's Church, 116 Church Street, Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0. A tax receipt will be mailed to you. You can also hand in donations personally at the race. Thank you for your support.
TAX RECEIPTS: Note that the Parish of Lloydtown CANNOT issue tax receipts. Donations made on line will not receive a tax receipt.
Thanks for your support and see you on run day!
The Schomberg Country Run Team