“Get Your Glow On” 5K run/walk fundraiser deadline approaching

Get your running shoes out because, on Friday, July 3, the Melita Banana Days Committee will be hosting a 5k fun run/walk fundraiser called “Get Your Glow On”. The run/walk is glow themed as
it will start at 9:00 p.m. and all participants will be provided with glow sticks. The Committee hopes to light up the streets with glow sticks and other colourful and glowing items that the participants are encouraged to wear.

The money raised at this event will be used to help put on Banana Days 2015.

The run/walk will start at the Melita Legion Hall on Main Street, with registration at 8:00 p.m.

To get the crowd ready for the run, Zumba instructor Lisa Bird will be giving a class to warm everyone up! Then at 9:00 p.m., the race will start. A pre-planned route will be marked out for
participants to follow and each kilometre will have a rest stop with either water or a fun activity. Melita Banana Days Committee president

Camiel Serruys said that the race is “ a thrilling fun walk or run through the beautiful streets of Melita, all while getting fit and supporting your community. This fundraiser isn’t like most, with
being held at night, we are throwing a curve ball to spice up your evening”.

Following the run, there will be a glow afterparty at the Melita Legion Hall that anyone 18 and over can attend, whether they participated in the run or not. The party will start at 9:30 p.m. Of
course, there will also be refreshments and snacks outside of the hall at the end of the run for all who participated.

To enter the race, you can visit the Melita Banana Days website at www.melitabananadays.com and print off the regiistration form and waiver or email melitabananadays@gmail.com and the Committee can get you all the information you need.

The race fees are as follows 18 plus years - $40 (includes t-shirt, glow sticks and entry to the party); 12-17 years - $30 (includes t-shirt and glow sticks); 11 years & under - free.

When coming to the “Get Your Glow On” 5k run/walk, Serruys says, “Be creative, make a splash with it and don’t go unseen! Be bright and most of all HAVE FUN as that is what every Banana Days event is all about!”

The last day to register for the event is Monday, June 15.

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