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Sept. 15 YWCA Shine a Light Run: Why We Run

Welcome to the YWCA Shine a Light Run!

This is why we run. Every participant in the Shine a Light Run has their own reasons for committing to run the 2K, 5K, or 10K course.

We are running to shine a light on needs and solutions right here in our community, like safe streets, homes for everyone, childcare, and jobs for individuals and families to thrive. We are running to create a brighter future.

 

Special thanks to our sponsors, Al Hattie Insurance and 98 Cool FM for supporting the 2017 Shine a Light run!

Join us! Be part of the YWCA run and feel good about your reasons for running.

We are raising awareness and raising funds for YWCA Saskatoon community programs, shining a light right here in our community.

Registration and Important Dates:

The 2017 Shine a Light Run takes place at sunset on Friday, September 15. The run will begin and end at the YWCA and the route will follow the Meewasin Valley.

Arrive at 6:30pm Friday September 15 for opening remarks before the run. The run starts at 7:00pm. Stay after the run for a burger barbecue and social time.

Pick up your race package Thursday, September 14 between 4:00-8:00pm at the YWCA front desk, 510 – 25th Street East.

Registration is open here: Shine A Light Online Registration

The last day to register is Thursday, September 14 (the day before the race).

2 km –  $30

5 km – $35

10 km –  $40

Volunteers:

Please contact the YWCA at (306) 244-7034 ext 100 to sign up to volunteer on race day, working shifts at the aid station and along the course.

Childcare:

Hey parents! The Shine a Light Run just might be the first Saskatoon charity run with great childcare options! The YWCA pool will be open with lifeguards on duty, and available for children of runners. Contact the YWCA at (306) 244-7034 ext 100 for more information.

Route:

2 km – Beginning at the YWCA, you will make two laps of Kinsmen Park, finishing in front of the YWCA.

5 km – Beginning at the YWCA, you will run through Kinsmen Park to Queen St. and down across Spadina Cres. to the Meewasin trail system. Once accessing Meewasin, you will run north along the paved pathway, turning around just prior to the north freeway bridge. You will return to the same Spadina Cres./Queen St. crossing, continuing to run adjacent to Kinsmen Park, finishing outside the front entrance to the YWCA.

10 km – Beginning at the YWCA you will run through Kinsmen Park to Queen St. and down across Spadina Cres. to the Meewasin trail system. Once accessing Meewasin, you will run north along the paved pathway, turning east across the river using the pedestrian walkway at the north freeway bridge. Once on the east side of the river, you will run down along Meewasin before crossing back across the South Saskatchewan on the south side of Broadway Bridge. From Broadway Bridge you will run north to the same Spadina Cres./Queen St. crossing used earlier in the race, crossing back adjacent to Kinsment Park. Your final leg of the run will take you around Kinsmen Park to finish outside the front entrance to the YWCA.

Light it up!

Bring your favourite glow in the dark gear or head lamp and help us light the night!

Sponsor the Run and Shine a Light in Our Community!

Become a sponsor and be part of the YWCA run. This opportunity will provide you with brand recognition for your business, and access to a socially conscious, active demographic of women, men, and families. Exposure is not limited to event day and we are happy to create tailored opportunities for your business, extending through the weeks and months leading up to the run.

Your sponsorship is an investment in your community that you can be proud of. All proceeds from the Shine a Light Run are designated for YWCA Saskatoon programs and services, shining a light right here in our community.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Joy-Ann Allin or Fred Dyck at (306) 244-7034 or development@ywcasaskatoon.com