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Active living coordinator Landon Crowe and supporters of minor basketball are stepping away from the sidewalk on Sunday to participate in a 5 km fundraiser here in Springhill on Sunday.

SPRINGHILL – Hoop dreams, active living and enjoying the outdoors will marry up this Sunday at Springhill’s first five km walk and run.

Springhill Leisure Services and Springhill Minor Basketball have partnered up to present the Jingle Bell Jaunt, offering walkers and runners a chance to get out, be active and support minor basketball in the community with a five kilometer course that can be walked or run.

“There was never anything like this when I was growing up in Springhill,” active living coordinator Landon Crowe said. “It’s going to be a great day.”

The route will stay within the town limits, shutting down some streets – including Main Street for a to-the-finish line finale – and participants young and old car register early on Wednesday or at the Lions Park’s Lisgar Street entrance on race day between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Registrants will be given bib numbers but the event is not all about placing in the top 10, Crowe said.

“We’ll have medals for first, second and third place runner and first, second, third place walkers, but we also have prizes for best costume and a prize for most inspirational/most motivational.

Open to everyone, early speculation of attendance is approach triple digits. The walking clubs at both Springhill elementary schools have been approached to enter and a number of other community groups organizations are expected to have entrants as well, Crowe said.

Registration for the run is $5 for students, $20 for adults and $40 for families. Everyone is encouraged to wear warm clothes and festive costumes to go with the theme. Following the Jungle Bell Jaunt snacks and refreshments will be provided at the teen centre in the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre.

For more information contact 902-763-3000.

Organizations: Springhill Leisure Services

Geographic location: Lions Park, Lisgar Street

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