Decade of Excellence at the Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon
Oakville, ON – 2016 marked the 10th year of
the Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon. This year 1,549 runners and walkers were treated to an
outstanding day throughout the Town of Oakville and along the Lake Ontario
Waterfront. The 2016 Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon included the Half
Marathon, 10K, 10K Student Relay, 5K and 2K. There are not many
races throughout Ontario that provide runners with the ultimate mix of a fast
and relaxing course throughout multiple beautiful neighbourhoods and the Lake
Ontario Waterfront, the Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon does just that.
On a competitive note, Kyle Wyatt from Toronto, Ontario & Laura McLean,
also from Toronto, Ontario, were the big winners of Race Weekend, completing
the Nutrience Half Marathon with times of 1:10:05 and 1:26:05, respectively, to
take the men’s and women’s titles. Dozens of athletes were awarded for placing
within their respective age and gender categories at each distance but every
finisher received their own piece of hardware to symbolize their personal
achievement – the finisher’s medal.
What better way to celebrate a decade of tradition than with two new course
records in the 5K distance: Michael Gill from Oakville, Ontario & Kelly
Fitzsimmons from Toronto, Ontario with times of 15:40.1 and 20:24.8,
respectively, to smash the previous records that were set in 2015.
“Celebrating our 10th year running has been very special and we
couldn’t be happier with how this year’s event turned out” said Race Director,
Brody Coles. “It is incredibly special to see all of the hard work coming from
volunteers, & Town come together in one grand celebration, and this
couldn’t have been possible without the support from our participants”.
The fundraising efforts were also spectacular with the total dollars raised
reaching over$20,000.00or the 9 charity
partners which include: Arpana Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, Colorectal
Cancer Association of Canada, Girls Inc. of Halton, Halton Women’s Place,
Oakville & Milton Humane Society, Oakville Hospital Foundation, SickKids
Foundation, and Voice For Hearing Impaired Children.
The Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon is proudly supported by: Nutrience,
Running Room, nuun Hydration, AMJ Campbell, Whole Foods Market, Mississauga
Steelheads Hockey Club, TV Cogeco, Oakville Kids Magazine and CanKopy.
Landmark Sport Group also organizes the Mississauga Marathon taking place on
Saturday, May 6th & Sunday, May 7th, 2017.