The SOLD OUT Angus Glen Ten Miler takes place in Unionville, Ontario and allows runners the chance to run on the cart paths of the Angus Glen golf course. If running really is the new golf, this is very fitting! Every participant can share in a BBQ lunch, while sporting their complimentary jacket and commemorative medal! As part of our Run Canada month coverage, Runners Feed caught up with Angus Glen Running Series, Race Director Sara Sterling to find out what makes this 10-miler unique!
Runners Feed: Tell us about the Angus Glen Ten Miler.
Sara Sterling: The Angus Glen Ten Miler was the second race born in the Angus Glen Running Series, after the success of the Angus Glen Half Marathon. We wanted to do something unique at our golf course, and we thought running on the golf cart paths would be fun and different. It is a small, exclusive event with 400 people and sells out within weeks of opening registration. Johnson & Johnson Inc. is our Presenting Sponsor, and we support Markham Stouffville Hospital.
RF: Road races promote a healthy and fit community. Do you feel the Angus Glen Ten Miler is a major factor in motivating people in your community get fit and get involved?
SS: The community around the golf course and local running groups love this event as it offers a great distance on a challenging, non-road course, and gets them active and ready to go early in the year.
RF: What are the TOP 3 REASONS someone should consider including your race in their April racing schedule?
SS: 1) Course – unique, where else can you run on a PGA Championship golf course?
2) Goodies – every runner gets a jacket, locker AND full lunch!
3) Time of year – perfect way to prep for a Spring Half or Full
RF: What differentiates the Angus Glen Ten Miler from other road races across Canada? Are there any unique traditions?
SS: Running on the golf course is what makes this event unique, along with the special treatment you get – from our race kits with Johnson & Johnson product to lockers & showers, to full lunch – what more do you need?
RF: How important is it to you that Canada provides better support to its Olympic caliber athletes through initiatives like Run Canada month?
SS: Obviously it is very important – we need to support those that represent us and encourage and motivate us to live healthy, active lifestyles.