The Virtual Colour Run for Care Kicks Off Saturday, July 25 for Two Weeks
- July 23, 2020
For Immediate Release
July 23, 2020
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY- With more people looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors lately, runners and walkers from across Northumberland County have the opportunity to not only get out to stretch their legs, but to get their exercise in while supporting the purchase of priority medical equipment and technology at Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH). The Virtual Colour Run for Care, organized by NHH Foundation will kick off Saturday, July 25 and run until August 8, 2020.
Interested participants are encouraged to register for The Virtual Colour Run for Care, print off their run bib and share photos of their journeys on social media using #CR4C2020 and tagging NHH Foundation’s social profiles.
“By changing this annual event to a virtual format, it makes it a completely custom experience for each participant or participating group,” says Natasha Jacobs, Special Events Officer for NHH Foundation. “People can choose whether they want to run or walk, the distance they’d like to go, what beautiful spots in Northumberland County they want to explore along the way, and the date and time that works best for them.”
Runners, walkers, and families can register to participate online at www.NHHFoundation.ca/Events and are encouraged to plan a 1km, 5km, or 10km route ending at a Colour Run for Care finish sign in one of the following locations:
- In Memorial Park on the corner of Queen and Augusta Streets in Port Hope
- Near the West Beach Boardwalk on Hibernia Street in Cobourg
“We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful community and to have the space to be able to enjoy the outdoors while maintaining safe physical distances in Northumberland County,” continues Jacobs. “Not only is our community filled with beautiful spaces, but it is also filled with generous supporters of NHH and we want to thank Canadian Tire Cobourg for their continued sponsorship of this event.”
“We’re excited to once again be supporting The Colour Run for Care”, says owner of Canadian Tire Cobourg, Peter Puglia. “Recent times have truly demonstrated how important a hospital is to a community and we’re proud to do what we can to support NHH and ensure our community continues to have access to quality care.”