SUMMERSIDE — The annual Boardwalk Boogie, a six-kilometre race along the city’s boardwalk, takes place this Saturday.
The aim of the event, which includes the six-kilometre race for adults and a shorter “boogie” for children and families, is to raise money to support programming at the Boys and Girls Club of Summerside.
The event was started several years by Marta Irvine, who saw a need to raise money to support children who wanted to get active and involved in sport but didn’t have the money to do so.
Irvine continues to be its co-ordinator, along with Edwin Gillis.
The main goal of Boardwalk Boogie is to celebrate the importance of physical activity while, through pledges and registration fees, raise money to help children in need get involved with sports, such and paying for registration and equipment.
Pledge sheets can be picked up at the Boys and Girls Club.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Farmers Market.
The six-kilometre race begins behind the Journal Pioneer building. At 10:30, there will be a barbecue and medal ceremony at Green’s Shore.
In the event of rain, that ceremony will take place at the Farmers Market.
The shorter distance “boogie” begins at 11:30 a.m. at Green’s Shore, followed by a barbecue and award ceremony.
The cost per participant is $15. For every $50 pledged, your name (children only) will be entered into a draw to win a prize.
The barbecue, fresh fruit and refreshments are being provided by Simply for Life for all participants. Bathroom facilities and cold water will also be available at Samuel’s Coffee House.
For information or to volunteer, contact Matt Pauptit at the Boys and Girls Club of Summerside at 303-4059, Marta Irvine at 432-0082 or Edwin Gillis at 432-2484.