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For Immediate Release:
October 18, 2011

Time is Running Out to Be Part of the 2011 Run, Walk and Roll

BRAMPTON, ON. (Oct. 18, 2011) – Register before Oct. 26 to secure your place in the Region of Peel’s exciting 5K Run, Walk and Roll for the United Way.  This one-of-a-kind community event, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 29, features a seasonal costume contest, great prizes in four categories, and a fully accessible, wheelchair-friendly course. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Peel Region.

“Run, Walk and Roll is a fall run like no other,” says Elka Vandenburg, Co-Chair of the Region of Peel’s 2011 United Way Employee Campaign. “Bringing together a professional 5K course, a 1K kid’s fun run, and a costume contest is the perfect way for the whole family to kick off the Halloween weekend together.”

In support of Run, Walk and Roll’s commitment to being a fully accessible event, Lieutenant-Colonel (Hon) Hari Panday of 32 Service Battalion, Canadian Forces has offered to pay the registration fee for up to 10 Canadian veterans. “I wish to encourage all of our veterans, including those with special needs and those now in wheelchairs, to participate in the Region’s 5K for the United Way,” says Honourable Lt.-Col Panday. “This is a rare opportunity for all community members of every age, background, skill level and physical ability to come together in support of an extremely worthwhile cause in the Region.”

Run, Walk and Roll 5K for the United Way is a family-oriented, wheelchair accessible event open to everyone. The event route begins and ends at 10 Peel Centre Dr. in Brampton and travels through scenic Chinguacousy Park. There are three course options for participants to choose from:

  • 5K Chip-timed – offering professional timing and great prizes for first place runners and rollers.
  • 5K General – open to non-competitive runners, walkers and wheelchair participants
  • 1K Kid’s Course – open to children under 10. All participants who complete the Kid’s Course will be awarded an official race medal.

Several exciting prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories, including best costume, best times, and most funds raised. Pledge forms and prize details are available at Peel5k.ca.

All proceeds from the event benefit the United Way of Peel Region to help improve social conditions in the Region. Everyone is invited to come out as a participant, raise funds through pledging, or join the volunteer team. The first 500 registrants for the race receive a free official race technical t-shirt. ‘Like us’ on Facebook at Facebook.com/Peel5k or visit Peel5K.ca to register.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.



Lesley Hudson
Public Affairs Associate
905-791-7800, ext. 4570

Elka Vandenburg
United Way Co-Chair
905-791-7800, ext. 7696

Meenu Sikand
Accessibility Planning Specialist
905-791-7800, ext. 4778

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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