My family success at the Royal Victoria Marathon event last weekend has inspired me to remind all the WoW Power Walkers out there about Oakville’s Heritage Hustle 5k Run and Power Walk this Sunday. (There is also a 1.5k Family Walk)

Brush up on your inspriational/coersion skills because this is a perfect event to get your close friends and family outside! The race route will start beside the historic Erchless Estate and continue through some of Oakville’s oldest and most beautiful residential streets. If you are a WoW Power Walker in Toronto, it’s a great opportunity to take a tour of delightful Oakville – a town well known for it’s leafy lakeside setting and quaint shopping area.

The race organizers put extra effort to listen to our suggestions for hosting walkers in an event. There is a walker division with guidleines to ensure there is no running and there will be prizes for walkers and runners. All of the proceeds of the registration will go to the Oakville 150th R.E.A.C.H. Legacy Fund.

All of this is in celebration of Oakville’s 150th birthday. For those of you wondering why the race does not have a typical morning start, the organizers wanted the race to begin at “150”…hence the 1:50pm start! The good news is you may have some teenagers who could be awake for this start time!

I’ve got a long training walk scheduled for Sunday morning in preparation for the Seattle Marathon, so I won’t be setting any records on this 5k but I’ll be out there. With my new-found confidence in encouraging family members to enter races, you may find me with some companions!

You can register on race day, but why not commit right now online?

See you there!