Kinettes jumpstart fall CF run

By Geoff Lee

June 15, 2018 11:47 AM

The Kinette Club of Lloydminster is putting out an early call to register for the next Glow Run on Sept. 21 to raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis. FILE PHOTO

The early bird gets the worm.
That’s the theory the Kinette Club of Lloydminster is using to generate advance support for this year’s Glow Run for cystic fibrosis that takes place the evening of September 21.
“It’s good to get the word out there early even though Lloyd is such a last minute town,” said event committee chair Wendy Sydoruk.
“The more people we can have sign up early, the more prepared we can be and hopefully have more people than usual.”
The early call to register online at the kinettesglowruneventsmart.com website follows cystic fibrosis month marked in May.
“This year we are hoping to see a few more families with some of our pricing, so it’s a little more family friendly so more students and younger kids could come out with their parents,” said Sydoruk.
Registration fees are $40 for adults and a reduced $25 for students and children 10 and under free with this year’s fundraising goal up in the air.
“With the economy the way it is, we are happy with whatever we can get—if we could raise $3,000 to $5,000 that would be great,” said Sydoruk.
Funds raised from the Glow Run support cystic fibrosis research and other community projects.
“We donate to the youth centre and other groups around town,” said Sydoruk.
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.
The Lloydminster Glow Run began five years in memory of Kinette Amie Gray-Carroll who died from cystic fibrosis.
“We just wanted to do something to keep her memory alive as well as raise money for cystic fibrosis,”  said Sydoruk.
“She was very community minded and I think would be very proud of the way we have been raising money in her memory.”
The Glow Run will start in the dark at 8 p.m. with participants to be given headlamps to wear to light up the path.
Glow sticks and other glow gear will be available for purchase at the registration area.
Prizes will be awarded to top three finishers in each category, plus best costume, youngest participant, most experienced participant, top fundraiser, and drawn names making it a fun event.
“I think everyone has a pretty good time,” said Sydoruk.
“It’s fun to be out after dark and running through the paths of Bud Miller; it’s something really different.”
The route is set to start just behind the BioClean Aquatic Centre, continue throughout the park, and finish just in front of the aquatic centre.

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