In 2008, runners in Charlottetown recognized that their community was in need of two things that could go hand in hand. First, the community saw a need to publicly support their men and women in uniform, and secondly they recognized the need for a spring road race to complete their racing calendar. The race founders connected with the PEI Military Family Services Center (MFSC) and the Wear Red Road Races were born. Read on to find out what this Run Canada month road race is doing to be inclusive of all community members!
Wear Red Road Races
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Location: Charlottetown, PEI
One of the most visible initiatives of the MFSC is their Wear Red Friday campaign–whereby the community is encouraged to wear red in order to honour and recognize their community’s men and women in uniform. To support and raise awareness for the Wear Red Friday campaign, the April road race got it’s name–Wear Red Road Races (WR3).
Below are the primary objectives of the Wear Red Road Races:
1) To demonstrate public support for our servicemen and servicewomen
2) To raise discretionary funding for the work of the PEI Military Family Services Centre
3) To help promote physical fitness in PEI
This year the Wear Red Road Race is partnering with ParaSport Recreation PEI, and inviting athletes with disabilities to participate in their race.