In 2012 and 2013, a group of community volunteers along with staff from Lifemark Physiotherapy and St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) organized a running event in Pinafore Park called “Lace Up for STEGH” to benefit the hospital’s Foundation. These events raised more than $13,000 which allowed the Foundation to purchase orthopedic operating room equipment.
A decision was made in 2014 to rebrand and relaunch the event as the Railway City Road Races and in doing so, we raised over 12,000 in 2014 under the name Railway City Road Races – again to help the Orthopaedic Division at the hospital.
The City of St. Thomas has completed paving the recreation paths used for both our 5 KM and 10 KM events and we used these courses for our 2015 event on September 20th in which we raised 16,000 for Orthopaedics at STEGH. We added a half marathon route starting in Port Stanley and climbing into St. Thomas ending at the CASO Station. The Port Stanley Train provided transportation to the start line for our runners and return trip for family members.
Big THANKS to our Volunteers, all our participants, the Port Stanley Train AND the Weather!!
We had a great turnout in 2016 – over 400 participants, 95 volunteers and lots of family cheering on our runners, made it a great day for everyone!
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