Canada Day Fun Run and Walk

The Canada Day Fun Run and Walk is an annual event to raise funds for the ACT Cancer Council (actually on the day before Canada Day). A 5 or 10 km sojourn around the Robert De Castella running track in picturesque Stromlo Forest Park. I'll just be walking this one, you're welcome to come walk or run. A free pancake breakfast is available to participants afterwards. Event starts at 10:00. Meet outside the Event Centre building (on the side facing the running track) at 9:30.

My mobile no  is[masked], feel free to contact me if you have any trouble.

Map of Stromlo Forest Park
http://www.actcancer.org/downloads/File/Stromlo%20Forest%20Park%20Map%202013.pdf


Refer to this link to register and for further details, registration $20 :

https://secure.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/registrant/LoginRegister.aspx?EventID=42279&LangPref=en-CA&Referrer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.actcancer.org%2fDefault.aspx


Brief History of Event:
Started out many years ago as the Terry Fox Fun Run, a global event named after the Canadian athlete and cancer activist who started the Marathon of Hope to raise funds for cancer research. Hosted by the Canadian Embassy, the Canberra event became the Canada Fun Run. In recent years has been shifted out to Stromlo Forest Park for logistical reasons and is now the Canada Day Fun Run.

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  • Scottie

    Sorry George, slept in and just got there to sign up 5min before the start :/

    July 2, 2013

  • Teri

    Sorry i slept in, has been a big week :) hope to meet you all soon :)

    June 30, 2013

  • Sophie D

    Will this event be cancelled if rainin?? If nice day I will be there .

    June 29, 2013

    • George

      I think it'll still go ahead unless there's more than a moderate amount of rain. The forecast for tomorrow is cloudy but no rain. But I'd bring wet weather gear just in case.

      June 29, 2013

    • Sophie D

      No worries... I haven't registered... Good to know can do on the day... I may attempt a bit of a run/ walk... I have done this one before near the embassy's... Pancakes at the end are the best...

      June 29, 2013

  • George

    Is everyone ok with finding the location ? Enter the main entrance into Stromlo Forest Park off Uriarra Rd (which comes off the Cotter Rd). Drive in and you'll get to the carpark and Events Centre building. Meet outside the Events Centre on the side facing the running track at 9:30. I'll be wearing a black and green Raiders jacket. My mobile is[masked], feel free to contact me if you have any issues. If you don't register and pay ($20) online you'll need to do it on the day. Event starts at 10:00.

    June 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for that George :)

      June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I sprained my ankle pretty badly a couple of weeks ago - I still plan to attend this, but I may bail out of the actual run at the last minute.

    June 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I gotta pull out: I have to stay right off my foot. They can keep my fundraising though!

      June 26, 2013

    • George

      No worries, hope it gets better soon.

      June 27, 2013

  • Lorraine R.

    How far are we running or walking ??

    June 24, 2013

    • George

      I'm doing 5 km so you can join that or do 10 km, I think they both start at the same time. From memory the running track is 2.5 km so it'll be 2 or 4 laps.

      June 25, 2013

    • Lorraine R.

      Thanks George. This will be my first meetup so a bit unsure about how we all meet up-who and how much we pay etc. So if anyone can give me that sort of information I would really appreciate it. Looking forward to it just hope it doesn't pour with rain ,!!

      June 26, 2013

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