The Force is strong in Prescott this year. The 3rd annual Fort Town Night Run charity event is taking place on May 4, at Fort Wellington. There will be a 1k fun run for kids at 7:30 pm, a 5k walk/run at 8:15 pm, and a 10k run at 8:30 pm. This year’s theme is “May the Fort Be With You”, and participants are welcome to dress up. This fundraising event in support of the SKBP Venturers of Scouts Canada and other youth programming. It begins in the walls of Fort Wellington National Historic Site to the blasting of a cannon and follows a course throughout Prescott that highlights over 40 historic homes and sites.

The 5k and 10 k participants will receive a t-shirt, medal, swag bag, and a headlamp to illuminate their discoveries along the way, and those races will be chip-timed. There will be prizes for the winners, and top finishers in each age category. The 1k participants receive a buff, medal, and swag bag, and there are prizes for the top three finishers.

There will be entertainment before, during and after the races. Local band Happy Crap will perform, and there will be refreshments, a photo booth, vendors, and games. The Ottawa Capital 501st Legion of Star Wars re-enactors are scheduled to appear. We expect to see several light sabres and possibly a giant Ewok. The entire community is welcome to join in the festivities and cheer on the runners beginning at 6pm.

We would also welcome more volunteers on the night of the event. There is a Volunteer Training Session on April 27, 2019, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at St. Lawrence Academy, Prescott.

To register as a runner or volunteer, or for more information, visit www.forttownnightrun.com, email [email protected], follow Prescott Fort Town Night Run on Facebook, or call 613-340-7364.

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