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ESP Canada Day Super Run Brings out 200+ runners

Posted: July 4, 2016

L to R:  Chad Posthumus, Honourable Ron Schuler, Mayor Shelley Hart, Councillor Charles Posthumus

East St. Paul's inaugural Canada Day Super Run brought out over 200 runners including many families who participated in a 10, 5 or 3 km race.  With perfect running conditions, some very impressive times were registered in this event which was sanctioned by the Manitoba Runners Association.  The first place finishers in the three events included:
10K Race

Overall Male Runner
Steven Graupner (Arborg, MB)
Time:  00:35:22.639

Overall Female Runner
Janie Parson (La Salle, MB)
Time:  00:42:46.869

5K Race

Overall Male Runner
Lucas Roy (Winnipeg, MB)
Time:  00:18:10.543

Overall Female Runner
Margret Watt (Arborg, MB)                          
Time:  00:21:41.280

3K Race

Overall Male Runner
Tomasz Pich (Winnipeg, MB)                        
Time:  00:12:18.123 
Overall Female Runner
Jordyn Ham (MacGregor MB)                                   
Time:  00:12:50.764

The ESP Chamber of Commerce hosted a pancake breakfast for over 300 people and our neighbourhood Sobeys was on hand to provide fuel for the runners.

ESP Council had one member lace them up for the event.  Councillor Orest Horechko and his daughter Tamara participated in the 3k run.  Not to be outdone, ESP Fire Chief Ray Riddolls participated in the 10k run. 

We also had two celebrity guest runners, Bailey Bram, a member of the 2015-16 National Women's hockey team and ESP's own Chad Posthumus, a 6'11" standout on the basketball court who has played professional basketball in Japan and Argentina.  

L to R:  Chad Posthumus and Bailey Bram

Race Director Dave Lipchen did an outstanding job of putting this event together for ESP.  Kathy Wiens, Executive Director of the Manitoba Runners Association, who participated in the run, said "For a first time event, this run was really well attended and I would call it a complete success in every sense."  This is high praise from the MRA.  

It is hoped that this race, which was organized as a Centennial event will continue and grow and showcase our community.  Proceeds from the run will support Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for out-of-town families who are in Winnipeg while their children are receiving care for any illness. 

To view a complete listing of the race results, click here.



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