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For Immediate Release:
July 22, 2010

Registration Opens Today for the Region of Peelís Inaugural Run, Walk and Roll 5k for the United Way

BRAMPTON, ON. (July 22, 2010) Ė The Region of Peelís 2010 United Way Employee Campaign is now accepting online registrations for its inaugural Run, Walk and Roll 5K and 1K Kidís Course at www.walkandrollpeel.ca. The event, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 30, is presented by Walk+Roll Peel and all proceeds benefit the United Way of Peel Region.†

ďThe event is fast approaching and with space limited to 1,000 participants for the 5K event and 100 lucky children for the 1K Kidís Course, the time to register is now,Ē Joanne Pattison says, Co-Chair of the Region of Peelís 2010 United Way Employee Campaign.†

The 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 along Queen Street, which will be closed for the duration of the event. There are three course options for participants to choose from: a 5K chip timed event; a 5K non chip timed event and a 1K Kidís Course. Individuals in wheelchairs and parents with children in strollers or wagons are encouraged to participate.† Service animals are welcome, however, pets, bikes, skateboards and rollerblades are not allowed on the course.

ďEven if youíre not running or walking, there are many other ways to get involved,Ē says Karen MacGougan, Co-Chair of the Region of Peelís 2010 United Way Employee Campaign.† ďWe have several fundraising, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available that allow you to help make this event a true success and support the United Way.Ē

Several exciting prizes will be awarded on event day in a variety of categories, including the most funds raised by an individual through pledge collections. Pledge forms are available at www.walkandrollpeel.ca, as well as full details on the many prize categories.

For online registration and full event details, visit www.walkandrollpeel.ca.

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 Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.
For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit www.peelregion.ca.



Anna Da Costa
Public Affairs Co-ordinator
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4669

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



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