Cool Runnings Trail Race

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Roth Park - 680 Highland Dr.

The Canadian Cancer Society Oxford County Community Office presented Cool Runnings Trail Race - a competitive 10K and 5K, and Kid Fun-Run to raise funds to fight cancer. We are proud to announce that through our generous participants, supporters, and donors, $11,385 was raised to fund life-saving cancer research and support to people living with cancer and their families, making our five-year total $48,394!

All 143 Cool Runnings Trail Race participants received gift bags courtesy of our 5 KM Sponsor All About Health Remedy’s Rx, as well as finishers’ medals. Of those, the 24 children in the Kids Fun Run also received a pumpkin courtesy of Thames River Melons with their finisher’s medal!

Congratulations to the following: Top fundraiser - Lee Tuan Top fundraising team - All About Health Remedy's Rx Top overall female 10 K - Becky Jones Eaton Top overall male 10 K - Joe Shumka Top overall female 5 K - Mary Thompson Top overall male 5 K - Jacob McDonald

These winners as well as top male and female in each age category of the 5 and 10 K received 1st place medals as well as choosing from the overflowing prize table, provided by our very generous community supporters. Numerous others won a trip to the prize table through the draw for fundraising over $100, or by completing an evaluation form for the event. A big thank you to our generous prize community supporters listed below! Six runners will also be receiving a specially designed long-sleeved Cool Runnings Trail Race shirt for raising more than $300 congratulations and thank you so much! Post-race snacks were provided by Scotts No Frills, Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheeses, Tim Hortons, Dominos Pizza Woodstock, Thames River Melons, and Time to Chill. A more beautiful fall day could not have been possible. The park was radiant in colour and the trails were enjoyed by all.

Prizes: All About Health Remedy Rx- All Natural body care products All About Health Remedy Rx - Vega sport recovery accelerator (x 2) All About Health Remedy Rx - Cellucor alpha amino acid sport drink powder & t-shirt All About Health Remedy Rx - Fit Joy Bars, water bottle & towel All About Health Remedy Rx - Raw Vegan protein powder Boston Pizza - $50 gift certificate (Woodstock) GoodLife Fitness - water bottles, gym bag Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese - cheese basket Cathy's Kombucha - a bottle of kombucha (750mL) (x 12) Cloverleaf Farms - $25 gift certificate (New Hamburg) Giant Tiger - $25 gift card (x 2) Kelsey's - $25 gift certificate (Oxford County) (x 2) Maxwell Rose Naturals- Bath and body gift set Montana's - $25 gift certificate (Woodstock) (x 2) Upper Thames Brewing - $10 gift certificate and beer glass Waterloo Brewing - 8 beer (473mL "tall boy" cans) (x 12) Woodstock Massage Therapy - gift certificate (x 2) YMCA Woodstock - 3 month family membership All Anonymous Donors :

  • Adult colouring book & pencil crayons
  • Colouring Book, Crayons & Yoyo (X 2)
  • Colouring Book, Pencil Crayons & Yoyo
  • Fidget Spinner
  • Horseshoe Game
  • Stuffed Cuddly Lion (X 2)

Other community supporters include: Affordable Portables Alan White (Timer) CASS (DJ) City of Woodstock GoodLife Fitness Woodstock Heart FM (Media Sponsor) James A Vance Construction Kayla Geoffrey Photography Nuun Canada Printy Stamp Upper Thames River Conservation Authority Woodstock Auxiliary Police Woodstock Camera Club A thank you as well to the 50+ volunteers who made the event happen we couldn’t do it without you! And a special shout out to our Cool Runnings Trail Race volunteer committee who do the organizing and planning of the event starting months in advance: Robilyn Vanos (Chair), Janet Wickes, Mary Thompson, Brian Reynolds, Tracy VanVliet, Alishea Case, Sharon McClorry, and Steve Groat. The final race results are attached here: Click here to download Race Results Thank you to all who participated, supported, or volunteered!


Janis Cunningham- (519) 537-5592


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