Race route utilizes Avonmore streets
The route for the Avonmore Firefighter Run held on Oct. 19 wound through the streets of Avonmore, with firefighters ensuring participant safety and directional assistance provided by volunteers. Here, runners are shown on the village’s Main Street. Thompson Goddard photo

AVONMORE – For several years, the Avonmore Firefighters Association has been holding a fundraising walk and run throughout the streets of the small North Stormont community. This year, the event was held on Sat., Oct. 19, with 124 people participating in the fundraiser that raises money for extra training for firefighters, the purchase of extra equipment and funding for a bursary at nearby Tagwi Secondary School, according to firefighter Garnett Last.

Last explained that this was a timed race that utilized a chip implanted in the race bib before commenting how it was a perfect fall day for the event, with people able to enjoy the colourful leaves and cool weather while running in the race. Last commented that the race “wouldn’t be possible without all the volunteers and the community” continuing how the local businesses provide great support to the run and thanked the Roxborough Agricultural Society for providing a “fantastic” breakfast.

In conjunction with the Avonmore Firefighters Run, the Roxborough Agricultural Society held their annual breakfast at North Stormont Place providing participants and race supporters with the opportunity to enjoy a complete breakfast of eggs, sausages, toast, pancakes, baked beans, mixed fruit and breakfast beverages.

If you are interested in race results, a link to this information has been provided on the Avonmore Firefighter Run Facebook page.