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2019 harbour run article540

The Meaford Hospital Foundation hit its $100,000 goal this past weekend at its 23rd annual Meaford Harbour 5Km Run/Walk.

More than 400 participants gathered at Meaford harbour on Saturday to either run or walk the 5km route that has become an annual tradition in Meaford. This year almost 100 children ages 12 and under took part in a mini version of the race and completed a 1km loop on Denmark Street.

The race draws a large group of competitive participants, however it is also a chance for those just wishing to enjoy the pleasure of strolling along the lovely shores of Georgian Bay with their pets while raising funds for the Meaford Hospital Foundation. The Harbour Pavilion was full of laughter as family, friends, and co-workers came together after spending the past few months not only training for the event but also fundraising to support the Foundation. Many runners crossed the finish line elated to have reached a goal they had been training for, while others walked with babies in strollers, or were pulled across the finish line by their favourite pooch.

Over the past 23 years, the race has raised $511,500 for medical equipment and participation has steadily grown. This year’s event supports mental health at our area hospitals, including Meaford. The Foundation was the fortunate benefactor of a $25,000 matching gift, which is designated for Mental Health Initiatives.

When the word got out that an anonymous donor had come forward with a gift to the event, we knew we had to work hard to match the gift of this individual. We are very excited to have reached our goal,” said Jennifer Wright, Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation. “A special thank you to our local businesses as well as those outside the Meaford area that have supported this year’s event, the volunteers, committee, donors, and participants. This truly was a group effort!”

Prizes were given to the top female and male runner, top female and male walker, along with several pledge-based prizes.

The top runner’s placings according to Chip Time Results are as follows:

Male age 12 and under

28 5 Luke House 22:35 SM-12 1 M 20 4:31 Owen Sound

42 2 Ethan Mei 24:00:00 SM-12 2 M 31 4:48 Meaford

47 3 Sebastien Mei 24:11:00 SM-12 3 M 35 4:51 Meaford

Male age 13-19

2 203 Ethan Kruisselbrink 16:50 SM13-19 1 M 2 3:22 Owen Sound

3 13 Ethan Pentland 18:20 SM13-19 2 M 3 3:40 Durham

4 6 Spencer Book 18:47 SM13-19 3 M 4 3:46 Meaford

Male age 20-29

25 315 Lucas Tannahill 22:26 SM20-29 1 M 17 4:30 Chatsworth

34 416 Kevin Gowan 22:55 SM20-29 2 M 25 4:35 Allenford

37 143 David Findlay 23:14 SM20-29 3 M 27 4:39 Aurora

Male age 30-39

1 118 Sean Delanghe 16:34 SM30-39 1 M 1 3:19 The Blue Mountains

10 185 Gerrit Huesing 19:35 SM30-39 2 M 8 3:55 Southampton

11 324 Joe Traynor 19:41 SM30-39 3 M 9 3:57 Meaford

Male 40-49

7 154 Rob Gowan 19:06 SM40-49 1 M 5 3:50 Owen Sound

12 429 Greg Nicol 19:42 SM40-49 2 M 10 3:57 Owen Sound

14 4 David House 19:49 SM40-49 3 M 11 3:58 Owen Sound

Male age 50-59

8 428 Fraser Roy 19:15 SM50-59 1 M 6 3:51 Owen Sound

24 165 Andy Harrington 22:25 SM50-59 2 M 16 4:29 Meaford

29 240 Wayne Mckibbon 22:42 SM50-59 3 M 21 4:33 Chatsworth

Male 60+

27 196 Kevin Knight 22:32 SM60+ 1 M 19 4:31 Meaford

38 64 Gerry Besworth 23:20 SM60+ 2 M 28 4:40 Coquitlam

45 410 Henry Heidrich 24:03 SM60+ 3 M 34 4:49 Thornbury

Female age 12 and under

98 436 Lillie Campbell 28:26 SF-12 1 F 33 5:42 Meaford

103 12 Kate Earle 28:43 SF-12 2 F 35 5:45 Meaford

104 382 Estelle MacInnes-Wiley 28:44 SF-12 3 F 36 5:45

Female 13-19

6 90 Anna Carruthers 19:03 SF13-19 1 F 2 3:49 Creemore

13 269 Samara Quanz 19:46 SF13-19 2 F 3 3:58 Port Elgin

17 414 Mackenzie Pearce 20:30 SF13-19 3 F 5 4:06 Oakville

Female 20-29

5 375 Brianna Cavan 18:55 SF20-29 1 F 1 3:47 Annan

39 126 Daniella Dowle 23:46 SF20-29 2 F 11 4:46 Meaford

46 405 Alexander Findlay 24:04:00 SF20-29 3 F 12 4:49 Toronto

Female 30-39

15 350 Gillian Willard 20:16 SF30-39 1 F 4 4:04 Clarksburg

20 339 Arianna Vegter 21:44 SF30-39 2 F 8 4:21 Meaford

31 434 Hannah Fraser 22:49 SF30-39 3 F 9 4:34 Owen Sound

Female 40-49

35 275 Jacinda Riley 23:01 SF40-49 1 F 10 4:37 Owen Sound

62 411 Jacqueline Spence 25:15 SF40-49 2 F 17 5:03 Meaford

73 176 Sytra Hestera 26:26 SF40-49 3 F 21 5:18 Port Elgin

Female 50-59

19 62 Christy Barber 21:05 SF50-59 1 F 7 4:13 Toronto

63 59 Maurita Baker 25:17 SF50-59 2 F 18 5:04 Meaford

120 392 Lucy Hilts 30:07 SF50-59 3 F 45 6:02

Female 60+

107 263 Donna Pickard 28:56 SF60+ 1 F 38 5:48 Meaford

111 117 Gail Delanghe 29:13 SF60+ 2 F 41 5:51 Clarksburg

131 106 Yvonne Cropper 31:05 SF60+ 3 F 52 6:13 Newmarket

Walkers

Male 19 and under

91 399 Noah Vodden 55:28 WM-19 1 M 29 11:06 Annan

111 32 Ryder Juby 58:14 WM-19 2 M 34 11:39 Meaford

123 36 Dawson Knott 59:22 WM-19 3 M 36 11:53 Meaford

Male 20-39

20 173 Ryan Heerschap 44:44 WM20-39 1 M 9 8:57 Waterdown

39 38 Blake Lambe 48:51 WM20-39 2 M 17 9:47 Meaford

61 16 Dan Carter 52:40 WM20-39 3 M 22 10:32 Meaford

Male 40+

1 310 Grant St. John 4:21 WM40+ 1 M 1 6:53 West Lorne

3 367 Brendan Mulroy 35:56 WM40+ 2 M 2 7:12 Owen Sound

6 348 Al Wilcox 39:03 WM40+ 3 M 3 7:49 Meaford

Female 19 and under

5 353 Charlotte Woodhouse 38:54:00 WF-19 1 F 3 7:47 Clarksburg

27 246 Alexandra Mills 45:59:00 WF-19 2 F 15 9:12 Newmarket

30 22 Shalyn Harding 47:06:00 WF-19 3 F 18 9:26 Meaford

Female 20-39

4 161 Krista Gruenwald 36:52 WF20-39 1 F 2 7:23 Meaford

18 15 Krystal Armitage 43:14 WF20-39 2 F 11 8:39 Meaford

28 426 Jamie Murray 47:06 WF20-39 3 F 16 9:26 Meaford

Female 40+

2 177 Kathy Higgs 34:47 WF40+ 1 F 1 6:58 Meaford

7 435 Sue Lambe 39:10 WF40+ 2 F 4 7:50 Meaford

10 25 Sandra Hill 41:27 WF40+ 3 F 5 8:18 Meaford

Donations will be accepted online at www.mhfoundation.ca until July 30 if donors still wish to contribute.