Thursday, September 3, 2009


TRISPORT partners with C3 to attempt a national record for kids participating in a one mile run on Sunday Sept 20th.

"With all the information about inactive kids in Canada, C3 and Trisport are working towards a solution" said Olympic coach Barrie Shepley.

On Sunday Sept 20th, C3 will host the Kinetico Running Festival where the first 1001 kids will get a totally free running experience. All kids will get a free t-shirt, free finishes medal, free race number and a chance to meet some of Canada's top Olympic and International runners and triathletes (Reid Coolsaet, Lisa Bentley, Sean Bechtel, and more). Kids will all race for free in the Riverdale Fitness Mill One Mile Run that starts at 2:10pm in Caledon (20 minutes north of Toronto).

Adults will have the opportunity to participate in the 5km or 10 mile runs. Many Trisport families are already registered including Dave Watts and Louise McGonigal. "You can imagine the energy to give away 1001 free race entries so any help we can get from Trisport participants is greatly appreciated" said Shepley.

"We hope that families will fill up their car and bring local neighborhood children, cousins and co-workers kids" said Shepley. Participants (kids or adults) must be pre-registered by going to C3's website

"Mitch and Janet have done such an amazing job providing an environment for Ontario families to stay active over the years, and we are excited that Trisport have agreed to support our attempt at setting a national record for 1000+ kids" said Shepley.

"We know many people are doing fall half and full marathon races, so our adult 5k and 10 miler are perfect short social runs prior to their bigger fall races" said Shepley. To help support an organization that is committed to helping kids, please review the Sept 20th Running Festival at

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