It’s a June tradition in Regina – hundreds of runners and walkers coming out for the annual Mayor’s Run/Walk for Fitness.
But this year, it’s being rescheduled for Sept. 24.
The change happened after the charitable partner for this year’s event, Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger (REACH), was affected in a fire at the old GM plant earlier this month. http://www.cjme.com/?s=fire-destroys-part-old-gm-plant-regina
The blaze the organization’s damaged equipment and office space.
The city said postponing the run would allow REACH to participate fully, while also allowing more time to work with the community and maximize support for the event.
“REACH provides an invaluable service to our community that people literally rely on every week,” said Mayor Michael Fougere in a news release Tuesday.
“I am grateful to all those who have signed up for the race for providing their support, and I hope they are able to join us in September.”
People who have already registered will be contacted directly about the change, according to the city.
“While we typically held the race in June, I believe moving to late September will be a beneficial change,” Fougere said. “There will be fewer adjacent activities happening, and runners will be enthusiastic to get one more road race in before the season ends.”
Registration is still open for the event, which includes a 5k and 10k for children and adults as well as an all-ages 3k.
Race kits can be picked up on Sept. 22.