Band on the Run 2018 raises more than $12,000 for Community Living Huntsville

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Photos by Cheyenne Wood except where noted

The annual Band on the Run road race and music festival has once again raised thousands of dollars in support of inclusion in our community. As of publication time, the event has netted $12,006 for Community Living Huntsville (CLH).

The race, which features musicians stationed along the routes to encourage the runners, had 1,573 participants this year, some of them raising funds for the cause.

The top fundraiser was Cameron Edwards, with $1,600 raised, followed by Councillor Nancy Alcock with $645. CLH’s Team Inclusion in Motion was the top team fundraiser with $3,950.

Community Living Huntsville had issued a challenge to the community—help them exceed their fundraising goal of $2,500 and some of their staff, clients and supporters would dye their hair in Community Living’s colours of green and blue. True to their word, they gathered at Alberto Salon and Spa on Friday, June 8 for their transformation.

Cameron Edwards, third from right, was Band on the Run's top fundraiser (Photo: People for Inclusive Communities / Facebook)

Cameron Edwards, third from right, was Band on the Run’s top fundraiser (Photo: People for Inclusive Communities / Facebook)

Race results will be available at bandontherun.ca.

The race was followed by a music festival in River Mill Park that kicked of with Soul45, a Huntsville High School Song Project alumni group, and Keep the Faith, a Bon Jovi tribute band. Headliners Jonesy wrapped things up with an array of hits that had the crowd dancing and singing along.

If you missed the event, enjoy the photos below. If you were there, tell us about your experience in the comments!

Kids’ race
There were even robots!
Hoya Robotics took their robot for a 'run' at the end of the kids' race

Hoya Robotics took their robot for a ‘run’ at the end of the kids’ race

Hoya Robotics (from left) Amber Daultrey, Oliver Byl, Sarah Webster, Samuel Topps, Nolan Meehan, and Morghan Kiverago

Hoya Robotics (from left) Amber Daultrey, Oliver Byl, Sarah Webster, Samuel Topps, Nolan Meehan, and Morghan Kiverago

Half marathon
10K
5K
Music and volunteers

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2 Comments

  1. Henk Rietveld on

    I was impressed by the way it was run. Well organized, safe, etc. In spite of Brunel Road being partially closed, the OPP and assorted volunteers did a stellar job of keeping the traffic moving safely.
    Well done!

    • Emmersun Austin on

      an excellent event in #rivermillpark with amazing organization! is it possible without the fencing?

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