Hawk Run draws 130 participants

By Jolene Perron

Holiday Beach hosted their annual Hawk Run this past Sunday at 9 am.

Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) partners up with Walkers and Runners Around the County of Essex (WRACE) each year for a 5 km walk or run through Holiday Beach.

Roughly 130 runners participated in this years Hawk Run with approximately 35 children in the “kids dash”

Registration cost $20 per person and all proceeds will be going towards habitat restoration and improvement of visitor facilities at the park.

“Holiday Beach Conservation Area is a beautiful location for this event. There is much to explore there once participants are finished,” said Kevin Money, Director of Conservation Areas. “In addition to promoting healthy and active living, participants can enjoy of one of the region’s premier parks. Once racers have completed the route, they might consider taking a dip from the beautiful sandy beach, or even making a weekend of it by camping at the park the night before.”

Holiday Beach Conservation Area provides a habitat for wildlife in our area while also helping to protect and enhance biodiversity. The conservation also offers activities such as hiking, biking, bird watching and picnicking to help support physical activity and healthy living in our area as well as attracting visitors from other areas as well.

The Hawk Run is successful each year, attracting hundreds of participants from Windsor and Essex County come to participate.

The run raised an estimated $2,600 for ERCA.

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