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2018 NUTRIENCE OAKVILLE HALF MARATHON SHOWCASES OAKVILLE’S BEAUTY

 Oakville, ON – A record number of participants of the 2018 Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon gathered in Coronation Park on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th to celebrate the must-run Fall event’s 12th year, while taking in some of Oakville’s most scenic and historic areas. A total of 1,712 runners and walkers took part in event distances of 21.1K, 10K, 10K Relay, 5K, 2K and the Mutt Strutt 2K throughout the weekend.

Race Weekend began with a Runner’s Expo in Coronation Park, featuring 15 vendors, where participants picked up their race kits, including a race bib and timing chip, official event t-shirt and Swag Bag full of great products and samples! On Saturday evening, the second Mutt Strutt 2K was held with proceeds supporting the Oakville & Milton Humane Society.  28 dogs and their owners took over Coronation Park for a fun kick off to Race Weekend, with all dogs receiving their own Swag Bag, bandana and dog tag upon crossing the finish line!

On Sunday morning, participants of the Nutrience Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Timbits 2K took to the streets of Oakville. Runners and walkers in the Nutrience Half Marathon were treated to an updated route at this year’s event, taking in beautiful scenery along the waterfront of Lake Ontario and through historic areas of Oakville.

Competitively, Dan Way, Toronto, and Liza Howard, Toronto, took top place in the male and female Nutrience Half Marathon categories, with respective times of 1:11:32 and 1:19:33. The 10K male and female titles were taken by Curtis Anderson, Toronto and Amy Harkness, Dwight, finishing in 32:24 and 36:36 respectively, while Preston Borg, Mississauga, and Michelle Clarke, Toronto, finished in winning times of 15:46 and 18:41 in the 5K event.

“We are extremely pleased with our event this year,” said Race Directors, Brad and Tara Melville. “The updated route and the 2nd edition of the Mutt Strutt 2K were a great way to celebrate our theme of “Oakville’s Beauty” Taking participants through the beautiful and scenic areas of Oakville was a great way to showcase the Oakville community and added to the runners’ experience!”

The medal and race t-shirt that each participant received reflected a Leaf design, showcasing the Natural beauty of Oakville. Participants of the Nutrience Half Marathon made their way through some of Oakville’s most beautiful and scenic locations such as Coronation Park and the Bronte Harbour.

The 2018 Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon partnered with a number of charities including: Arpana Canada, Halton Women’s Place, Loving Arms, Wellspring, Camp Ooch, Oakville & Milton Humane Society and SickKids Foundation.

Sponsors of the 2018 Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon include: Nutrience, Running Room, Nuun Hydration, Tim Hortons, YOUR-TV, The Printing House, Honey Stinger, AMJ Campbell and the Mississauga Steelheads Hockey Club.

About the Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon

Race events include Nutrience Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Timbits 2K Fun Run/Walk and the Mutt Strutt 2K. The 2019 Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon will take place in September, 2019. An official date will be announced shortly. For more information on this event, please visit www.oakvillehalfmarathon.com.


Contact:

Dan Litwack, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon

905-949-1910 x222

dlitwack@landmarksport.com