The 8th Annual Bayshore Race took place Sunday August 27th and brought in $45,000 for the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation.
The Royal LePage RCR Realty Half Marathon Run was won by Jason Weppler of Shallow Lake with a time of 1:13:51. The first female finisher was Erin Chenoweth from Ventura, California coming in at 1:20.09. Both Weppler and Chenoweth set course records.
Sam Nusselder of Port Elgin won the 10k Run in a time of 32:52. Owen Sound’s Tracy Greig was the first woman in at 40:49. The 10k Power Walk was won by Greg Stephanian of Toronto. The Best You – Centre for Personal Enhancement sponsored the 10k events.
15 year old Daniel Khan of Port Elgin won the Runner’s Den 5k with a time of 18:03. The first place female in the 5k was South Bruce Peninsula’s Jennifer Kehoe, finishing at 18:50.
“Congratulations to volunteers, racers and sponsors for making the Race such a success! The event is great for the City of Owen Sound and for the Foundation,” said Race Co-Director, Greg Nicol.
First in the Kids’ 1k were Luke House and Maddy Linklater, both of Owen Sound. The Kids’ Race was sponsored by Germania Mutual Insurance.
“It was spectacular to see so many runners, walkers and volunteers come together for our cause. The Race continues to be a successful fundraiser and we can’t wait to do it again next year,” said Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation Chair, Derek Smith.
“The weather was perfect, the course was well marked and participants had an exceptional experience – that’s what we want” said Race Co-Director, Jessica Linthorne. “With more than 550 runners and walkers, we had our largest field ever, which means more money for the Hospital.”
Funds raised at the 2017 Bayshore Race will support improvements to diagnostic testing at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital.