Celebrate Canada Day with Local Athletes at the Algonquin Park Hbc Run for Canada



    ALGONQUIN PARK, ON, June 28 /CNW/ - Join local athletes training for the
Olympic, Commonwealth and Paralympic Games at the Algonquin Park annual Hbc
Run for Canada on July 1st, 2007. All proceeds from the Run will go to support
Canadian athletes and elite training facilities across Canada. The event,
which includes a 10km run, a fun-for-all 3km family walk and a 1km kids' fun
run, will allow Canadians from across the country to help raise money for
local athletes in their hometown.
    In addition to Games hopefuls, members of Olympians Canada will join
local runners and walkers participating in the Run. This is the first time
that all six regional chapters of Olympians Canada have joined together in
support of a single charity event. Olympians Canada enables Olympians in
Canada to establish contact or reunite with fellow Olympians, to celebrate
past achievements and to promote the Olympic movement for the benefit of
future Olympians.

    
    What:     Athletes will meet with media at run event.

    When:     July 1st, 2007
              9:00 a.m -  Opening ceremony
              9:30 a.m. -  10km Run begins
              11:00 a.m. -  1km Kids' Run begins
              11:30 a.m. -  3km Walk begins
              12:30 p.m. -  Closing and awards ceremony
              Participants are invited to enjoy the remaining Canada Day
              festivities.

    Where:    The 10km begins and finishes at Mew Lake (Airfield) in
              Algonquin Park. All registered run participants and volunteers
              will receive a free day pass to the park.

              For the complete Run map and information, please go to
              www.hbcrunforcanada.ca.

    Who:      Hbc Sponsored Athletes & Olympians/Paralympians
              -----------------------------------------------
              Evan McDonald:       Wrestling
              Samantha McGlone:    Triathlon
              Chris Daw:           Paralympic Curling
              Graeme Murray:       Paralympic Hockey
    

    Photo op: Athletes will kick off the 1k Kids' Run and award medals to
participants as they cross the finish line. Athletes will also be available on
site to speak with media about their experiences as a Canadian athlete, as
well the Hbc Run for Canada. All members of the media are directed to Athlete
Services to locate a spokesperson.





For further information:

For further information: Allison Kawall, Local Marketing Coodinator, Hbc
Run for Canada, (705) 783-5391, Email: Algonquin@hbcrunforcanada.ca; On-site
contact: David Mader, Hbc Community Investment and Marketing Activation, (289)
237-8074


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