The Git’er Done Mud Run is made possible only through the help of many community sponsors, including (back left to right) Megan Evans of Star 96, event chair Lisa Lance, mascot Sprocket, Nicole Leblanc from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Honourary Survivor Desiree Crevier, Megan Duhamel from Dunbar Home Inspections, Diane Gilmour from Whitewater Brewery, Canadian Cancer Society Renfrew County Community Office Community Engagement Specialist Lana Gorr, (front left to right) Eric Wilson from Wilderness Tours, event administration chair Meghan James with son William James, Robin Sjaarda from SunSign Graphics and Sean Dennison from Ry-J’s Climbing Adventures. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)
Annual Git’er Done Mud Run
By Patricia Leboeuf
Posted on May 10, 2018
Get ready for a dirty race with the 3rd Annual Git’er Done Mud Run.
Happening on May 26 at Wilderness Tours, the obstacle race raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Renfrew County Community Office.
“This year’s goal is $90,000 and together with our hard-working committee, volunteers, registered teams and all the community support, we feel we can accomplish our goal,” said Lana Gorr, Community Engagement Specialist with the Canadian Cancer Society.
The main event is a six km, 18 obstacle mud run, designed so that people of any fitness level can complete by simply opting out of more difficult stunts or walking the route. Kids can also have fun at the one km Muddy Buddy race, a smaller version of the adult challenge.
It is traditionally a large event that attracts an average of 700 people. “It’s really about empowering people and raising money for the cancer society,” said Lisa Lance, event chair. “It gets people active and pushing themselves.”
Annually, organizers choose a cancer survivor to lead the pack. Desiree Crevier, a military wife and mother of six found a lump in her breast after a self-exam that was later discovered to be stage-three breast cancer. She underwent treatment and despite the fact that the prognosis is positive, she will have to undergo two chemotherapy sessions every year.
Yet she maintains a positive attitude, and being able to participate in this race as the Honourary Survivor is an achievement she couldn’t have imagined a few years ago.
Now she is eager to lace up her running shoes and hit the mud. “It’s absolutely awesome, and to get in there and get dirty is probably the best part,” said Crevier.
Raising money for a great cause is only made possible by the help of community sponsors, including, but not limited to: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Dunbar Home Inspections, Ry-J’s Climbing Adventures, Wilderness Tours, Whitewater Brewery, SunSign Graphics, and Henry’s Furniture.
There is a $75 registration fee per participant, but participants in the competitor’s race must also collect a minimum of $150 in pledges. The Muddy Buddy’s fee is $20 and it is open to children six to 12 years of age.
To register online, visit giterdonemudrun.ca.