Marden race set for April 9

In partnership with the local community, the Elora Road Christian School will host the sixth annual Marden Marathon on April 9 at the Royal Distributing Athletic Performance Centre in Marden to benefit Groves Hospital Foundation.

The event includes a half marathon, 5K, 10K, and family fun run. Between 800 and 1,000 participants are expected, including over 125 volunteers.

“Although the race is about contributing to Groves (and the community has donated over $51,000 so far), it is about so much more than that,” said Amanda McAlpine, race director in a press release. “It is about community, connectedness, health/wellness, and the inspirational river of stories that crosses that finish line … each individual’s story …and the start of something grand.”

The event begins at 8:25am with opening ceremonies. Registration on race day begins at 7am, but pre-registration is encouraged.

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