AMHERSTBURG, ON, May 24, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canada D'Eh Run is one of the largest and most bombastic patriotic Canada Day events in the country. Every year the participants get to choose whom they name as a 'Great Canadian' and then the likeness of that person is put on the medal. Past winners were Sir John A. MacDonald, Terry Fox, Cmdr. Chris Hadfield and Wayne Gretzky.
"In this 150th Year and during this highly politically charged climate, we made an executive decision to put a mirror within the architecture of the medal, making YOU the reason why this country is so great," explains Chris Uszynski Race Director at RunningFlat. "We were really inspired by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his commitment to multiculturalism and the diversity that makes Canada so great."
"To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted earlier this year.
Canada D'Eh Run not only is the largest run on Canada Day in Canada; it has Canadians running all over the World. The virtual registration, that closes on June 15th, has RunningFlat sending you in the mail the Glen Rabena designed shirt, the Mirror Maple Leaf Medal and running bib. Canadians from Germany to Los Angeles are getting together and running and walking 5K and posting their pictures on Facebook to show their support of the 150th Anniversary.
This patriotic 5K run and Kid's Dash starts at 9 am just outside of Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada – the headquarters for the British forces in southwestern Upper Canada during the War of 1812 – and continues up Laird, around Toddy Jones Park, down Dalhousie and back. The course showcases the spectacular waterfront and is flat, fast and historical.
Runners are flocking to this event to celebrate in Amherstburg, Ontario with registrants from Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan as well as British Columbia and Singapore.
Registration and Pricing: More information can be found online at www.runningflat.com.
Get your Canadian on, Eh!
For further information: Chris Uszynski, (519) 980-5440, [email protected], www.runningflat.com