2013-07-01 5KM Run or Walk for St. John Ambulance Niagara Falls


5km Run or Walk for St. John Ambulance on Monday, July 1, 2013 at Oakes Park in Niagara Falls to celebrate the Niagara Falls Branch 75th Anniversary. Registration will take place at 7:00 a.m. at Oakes Park.

To help celebrate their 75th anniversary, the Niagara Falls Branch of St. John Ambulance is hosting a charity run to help keep their community programs running.

St. John Ambulance is made up of 250,000 regular volunteers in 40 countries. The organization is known for first aid and CPR training but also offers a boatload of other services.

Proceeds from the Run for St. John Ambulance 5km Run or Walk, which takes place Canada Day at Oakes Park in Niagara Falls, will stay within Niagara.

“This race is in support of a good, local cause,” said race organizer David Trotter. “St. John is a non-profit organization. The first aid they teach is critical in our community. From first aid to running the wheelchair vans that gets people in wheelchairs to appointments. All of the money from this run will go towards the equipment and maintenance of vehicles that serve us.”

Check in is at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m.

To pre-register, visit St. John Ambulance at 5734 Glenholme Ave. in Niagara Falls or online at www.eventsonline.ca.

Route:  The run/walk begins at 8:00 a.m.  Participants will travel east along Morrison Street and enter the Paisley Janvary-Pool Pathway and travel north to Thorold Stone Road, turning east on the sidewalk, travel south on the sidewalk along Stanley Avenue and end back at Oakes Park.

Entry fee is $25.  Door Prizes, Fresh Fruit and Medals for Age Category Winners.  Age Category Winners will be awarded their medals on the Canada Day Main Stage at Niagara Falls City Hall at 1 p.m.. Download the 5KM Run or Walk Entry Form and Map.

All funds generated through the 5 km run walk will support the essential services that St John Ambulance provides within our Niagara Falls community including: Medical First Responders, and Youth, Therapy Dogs, Search & Rescue, Chair-A-Van transportation services and Water Patrol Programs.  Your support will “Help Us, Help Others”.

For any questions regarding the 5km Run/Walk for St. John Ambulance, please contact Kai T Bucht at St. John Ambulance at 905-356-7461 or David Trotter at 905-357-4104.

St. John Ambulance Niagara Falls Branch

Address: 5734 Glenholme Ave. Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 4Y3
Phone: (905) 356-7340
Fax: (905) 356-1647
Email: niagara.falls@on.sja.ca
Website: www.sja.ca