Kinettes will soon have a certain glow

By Geoff Lee

September 15, 2016 12:00 AM

Fundraising run will light up the night

The Kinette Club of Lloydminster is shedding more light on its upcoming nighttime glow run for cystic fibrosis at Bud Miller All Season Park.
The third annual 5k/10k and 5k walk and second glow run on Sept. 24 will have a lot more glow sticks than last year to light the way around the route.
The run starts at 8:30 p.m. with headlamps to be supplied to all participants to add to the visibility and the fun factor.
Glow sticks will also be available for sale.
“We are kind of looking for something to make it standout a little from the other runs,” said Wendy Sydoruk, committee chairperson for the Kinettes.
“It’s in the evening; you can walk; you can run; the whole family can do it.”
The cost to participate is $40 a person with a portion of the profits going towards an outdoor fitness park to be built in the future at the Kinsmen ball diamonds.
Sydoruk said this year’s fundraising goal is between $2,000 to $4,000 depending on the turnout.
“Last year we had right around 100—this year’s just a little slower, but hopefully. ‘last minute Loyd’ starts registering soon,” she said.
Registration information is available at the Running Room and on Facebook.com/kinettesglowrun.
The fundraising is inspired by the memory of Kinette Amie GrayCarroll who lost her life to cystic fibrosis or CF in 2013.
CF is a genetic disease affecting children and young adults that causes loss of lung function, eventually leading to death.
Aside from running for a good cause, participants in the glow run will also vie for prizes for the top three finishers.
A prize will be awarded to the best glowing runner, the oldest and youngest runner and other fun categories.
Runners will also be motivated to keep going by cheering squads at various checkpoints.
Atco Electric, one of several event sponsors, will host a late night barbecue for finishers.
This year marks the 52 year of a partnership between Kin Canada and Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
The work done over the years by Kin clubs across Canada to raise money for this cause has provided
over $40 million toward CF research an advocacy.
Children diagnosed with CF 50 years ago were not expected to live past the age of five.
Today, almost 60 per cent of Canadians with cystic fibrosis live well into adulthood.

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