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July 27 - Run Goes On!

27 July 2009 No Comment

img_8272.jpg July 27, 2009
Stage 27
Blind River, ON to Little Lake George, ON.

Today brings an end to the 27th day of running in the Children’s Run Across Canada. This morning we left the Eldo Inn in Blind River in perfect running weather pumped and ready to run. We passed through many beautiful small towns such as Iron Bridge, Thessalon, and Echo Bay where our runners’ footsteps echoed along the way. As we ran, we were fortunate enough to get some stop by donations and many honks of support which motivated us to reach our destination for the evening, the Howard Johnson Inn in Sault Ste. Marie.

The first team departed from Blind River bright and early at 6:00 am. The weather was perfect, overcast with the right amount of wind and we ran for a solid 3 hours. The team then stopped for a lunch break. With the energy never dying, they continued their run in the blazing heat of the afternoon.

The second team was able to sleep in as they left around 8:15 am. The morning half passed with great weather and lots of miles covered. The lunch stop was spent at a beautiful beach on the North Channel. Like the first team, the second team never tiring, continued to cover their miles despite the change of weather in the form of a torrential downpour. Thankfully, it only lasted to soak three of their runners. The team finished off with the sun shining back down and all smiles as they prepared for a good night’s rest.

Nothing will stop these runners as they push their way across the last stretch of Ontario onwards to Manitoba. The dedication of these runners and their enduring strength is equally matched by all those involved with the organization from arranging daily meals, accommodations, driving and the many other tasks involved in making this trip successful. It is important to recognize that this amazing run across Canada would not be possible without all this support and effort. We look forward to what challenges await us tomorrow and continuing on in the incredible journey across our beautiful country of Canada.
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