Kids dash from the starting line at last year’s Cinnamon Bun Fun Run (Submitted photo)

Registration for 2019 Cinnamon Bun Fun Run opens September 3

Spaces for the annual event fill up fast. Proceeds go toward funding LRCA food bank programs

Registration for the LRCA Cinnamon Bun Fun Run opens September 3 at 5:00pm.

The LRCA’s annual fundraiser takes place in December. Registration for the event fills out quickly. The Cinnamon Bun Fun Run is a 5km run or walk that raises money for the LRCA food bank..

RELATED: Ladysmith Cinnamon Bun Fun Run sells out in record time

In 2006, the Cinnamon Bun Fun Run was created by the Ladysmith Striders running group. The Striders decided to organize the event following Ladysmith’s annual Festival of Lights, as the run would give community members an opportunity to enjoy an active, outdoor, family friendly event just before the holiday season. As the Cinnamon Bun Fun Run grew in popularity, the Striders gifted the event to the LRCA.

“Last year was the first year that we decided to test the theory of charging ten-dollars as a donation, because our food bank has large purchasing power,” LRCA executive director, Christy Wood said. “With that, we can stretch the dollar further, and get even more food.”

Participants are rewarded with a coffee or hot chocolate, and a cinnamon bun provided by the Old Town Bakery at the end of the run. A DJ is on site blasting music for runners. Local businesses provide prizes for runners as well.

“It’s a nice family event that happens in the season that leads up to Christmas time,” Wood said. “It’s a nice way to kick off the season following the Light Up… it’s a lot of fun.”

Registration for the event is $10, and the suggested donation is $10. Kids can register for free. For more information, visit the LRCA’s events webpage.

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