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Results from a rainy pre-Bowfest Run for Rwanda

The annual race raises money for girls' education in Rwanda.
Run for Rwanda
Racers leaving the ferry dock start line.

It was a wet Saturday morning for the Rotary Run for Rwanda this year; nevertheless, many hardy runners braved the weather, including more than 40 kids (and their parents) at 8:30 a.m. to run the 1.5 kilometre race. The 10 km and 5 km runs and walks were well patronised and it was great to see quite a few new faces lined up beside the loyal regulars. 

Many thanks go to our stalwart volunteers, to our generous financial sponsors and to the local businesses who supply us with water, muffins, fruit and juice boxes. 

Winners were as follows:

Kids 1.5 km: Finlay Boggan and Arianna Lunn

5 km Women:  1. Rebecca Johnstone 21.59;  2. Alita Domman 22:32; 3. Lisa Brougham 22:39

5 km Men: 1. Johannes Heineman 20:20; 2. Martin Domman 20:24; 3. Miguel Verlee 20:46

10 km Men: 1. Colin Kerr (38:16); 2. Steve Monteith (42:05); Christian Milau (47:32)

10 km Women: 1. Margaret Butler 43:16; 2. Meredith MacGregor 44:43; 3. Charlotte Armstrong 49:48. 

Detailed results can be found at the following link: and please check out the other great projects that our local Rotary Club supports! 

Thanks to our registrants, our donors and especially our financial sponsors, we are well on the way to forwarding funds to Rwanda for 12 high school students’ and three university students’ education!