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For Immediate Release:
October 26, 2012

Peel Community Unites for 3rd Annual 5k Run, Walk and Roll

WHAT:  The Region of Peel’s annual Run, Walk and Roll for the United Way is a one-of-a-kind community event featuring a fully accessible 5K race, a unique 1K Kid’s course, a seasonal
costume contest, and a post race celebration and awards ceremony.  Visit Peel5k.ca for more information.

 All proceeds from the 5K Run, Walk and Roll benefit the United Way of Peel Region.  Runners, walkers and wheelchair participants of all ages will be joined by notable Canadian athletes including triple jump Canadian champion Michelle Hastick-Cowell, Olympic swimmer Stephen Clarke, and high jump Canadian champion Milt Ottey.

Remarks by:

  • Shelley White, CEO, United Way of Peel Region
  • Emil Kolb, Regional Chair and CEO
  • Janette Smith, Commissioner, Health Services
  • Michelle Hastick-Cowell, Canadian triple jump champion

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

  • 9 a.m. – Opening remarks
  • 9:30 a.m. – Wheelchair participants start
  • 9:45 a.m. – Runners start
  • 10 a.m. – Walkers start10:30 a.m. – 1K Kid’s Course start
  • 11 a.m. – Awards Ceremony
WHERE: 10 Peel Centre Dr., Parking Lot A (West side of building)
Brampton, ON

Route starts and ends at 10 Peel Centre Dr. in Brampton, travels along Queen Street and through Chinguacousy Park.  Queen Street will be closed for the duration of the event.

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



Scott Fry
Communications Specialist
Region of Peel

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



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