Kristen Cameron 5K Fun Run scheduled for June 14

Published on June 6, 2014
Kristen Cameron.
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SUMMERSIDE – The second annual Kristen Cameron 5K Fun Run will take place on Saturday, June 14.

Registration will be held in the cafeteria of Summerside Intermediate School (SIS) beginning at 8 a.m., with the run starting at 9 a.m. This will be an out-and-back trail run, starting and finishing at SIS.

In 2010, Cameron was living in Erie, Penn., and was hit by a drunk driver while cycling. She faces many daily challenges, but continues to work tirelessly to regain as much independence as possible.

“Her positive attitude, courage and tenacity to go forward are an inspiration to others,” notes a media release issued by run organizers.

The inaugural event attracted 280 participants, and was held in support of the Kristen Cameron Trust Fund while promoting awareness for the consequences of drinking and driving.

Go! Summerside is sponsoring this year’s event, and Rachel Carter and her “Learn to Run” group will participate. Rachel Parise, together with her “Keeping Fit” class, will also take part, and all other fitness groups are challenged to participate, notes the media release.

Refreshments will be offered following the event, and all participants will have their name entered to win one of the many prizes generously donated by local businesses and organizations.

For further information, contact Bonnie Smith at 439-0444.