On May 13, the 5th annual Run for Mom took place in Steinbach. Over the past five years, the annual event has established itself as one of the province’s highest quality running event in Manitoba.
The purpose of the event is to build and support the running community in the southeast, promote healthy lifestyle choices for individuals and families, and support local charities, specifically Anna’s House, in Steinbach.
This year a record breaking 641 runners and walkers registered for the event. Last year over 500 people participated in the event.
Event organizer Greg Penner stresses that while the event is a fundraiser, actual fundraising is not required.
“Huge congratulations to you on finishing your races and overcoming the challenging weather,” stated Penner. “We had a few people “drop out” of the 10KM, but still crossed the finish which complicates the results. Also the wind wasn’t helpful at all.”
Proceeds from the entry fees will be given to Anna’s House. Anna’s House is a family resource center that is located in Steinbach, but is dedicated to serving expectant mothers and families with children up to the age of 5.
To date over $24,500 has been raised by the Run for Mom and donated to this cause.
Run for Mom presented Anna’s House with a cheque of $8,500 on behalf of all the participants.