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    Gracefest Fun Run

    August 14, 2020 Richard Lemmon

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    After much deliberation the 2020 Gracefest Fun Run/Walk Committee has reluctantly decided not to host a physical event for this year’s Fun Run/Walk for Habitat for Humanity originally scheduled for September 12, 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    However, we also believe it is important to continue this event during these challenging times albeit in a safer forum. Therefore, in lieu of this year’s physical event we have decided to hold a virtual fun run/walk instead. Registrants will be able to run or walk the 5km anytime and anywhere convenient for them between September 1 and September 30, 2020. For example, anytime between the dates you can run/walk on your treadmill, around your neighbourhood, even on the traditional 5 km pathway behind Cairine Wilson High School in Orleans. We believe this will enable more people to participate and enjoy themselves in a safe manner at this time. A virtual Fun Run/Walk will ensure the continuity of this important event and that physical and social safety measures are maintained for registrants in compliance with current government standards.

    To confirm and record that you have completed the virtual Fun Run/Walk will be on the honour system. To that end, we request that you confirm your completion as well as your time if you wish, on our web site by September 30, 2020, at the latest. In addition, you may post photographs and comments to be displayed on our web site to celebrate the event.

    We encourage you to visit the updated website and register at:

    The web site should also answer your questions concerning this year’s virtual Fun Run/Walk format.

    Please note our virtual event will have the same pricing as last year and previous years:
    Adult (19 and older) $35
    Youth (under 19) $25
    Child (under 13) $5

    As in past years all net proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity – Greater Ottawa. With Covid 19 now a daily part of our lives the need for funds has become even greater in recent months.

    Finally, while we are unable to say this year that we look forward to seeing you in September we do look forward to having as many people register as possible for the virtual Fun Run/Walk during September. We also hope the new normal returns to the old and that we will see you at our physical event on September 11, 2021.

    Thank you for your past support. We are looking forward to seeing your registration again this year.

    Richard Lemmon
    Gracefest 2020 Fun Run/Walk Committee