The 2nd annual Run Collingwood Half Marathon & 10K

_DSC0141The 2nd annual Run Collingwood Half Marathon & 10K was held on Saturday October 4th, 2014. The cool, windy and wet weather gave way to sunshine shortly after the start, making for perfect running conditions.

We were happy to host 340 of the 400 registered runners who braved the conditions at the start of the race. Participants were able to enjoy the scenic course which winds its way through historic, scenic downtown Collingwood before heading out towards the fall colours in full bloom on the escarpment.

The event featured runners from Canada, the Netherlands, USA, Ireland and Australia.

We hope to grow to 800+ runners next year in our 2015 event with the goal of increasing the amount we are able to raise for the G&M Hospital Foundation.

We would like to thank the 120 volunteers involved with course marshaling, bike patrolling, course setup/teardown and water station duty. We would also like to thank the town parks & rec. department as well as the 21 OPP officers patrolling the event. It was truly a community supported event that shows what a wonderful community we live in.

Half Marathon (21.1 km) Overall Results
1st – Charles Prange – Kitchener – 1:20:44
2nd – Jan-Louis Henning – Owen Sound – 1:23:02
3rd – Jaques Jr Gelinas – Barrie – 1:23:43

1st – Jody Faught – Brantford – 1:29:43
2nd – Sophie Perreira – Sudbury – 1:34:25
3rd – Shannon Beddard-Evon – Barrie – 1:38:29

10K Overall Results
1st – Rob Whitmill – 36:29 – London
2nd – Michael Konstantopoulos – Toronto – 37:57
3rd – Peter Holloway – Collingwood – 39:27

1st – Karla van Kessel – London – 43:11
2nd – Christine Konstantopoulos – Toronto – 43:32
3rd – Heather Wild – Milton – 47:05