Charity Costume Dash at Ottawa Summer Twilight #7

There are no rules at the Charity Costume Dash, anything can happen. Bring some extra cash and come out to watch something ridiculous. A few laughs are guaranteed, and it’s all for a fantastic cause.

Who: YOU! Athletes, parents, coaches and supporters alike will have something to laugh at.

What: The concept is simple – pitch in $5, pick an item from the Costume Box, and it will be worn by a group of runners during a 60m fun ‘race’. The more ridiculous, the better! Costume items will include cowboy hats, bikinis, wigs, grass skirts, Christmas sweaters and many more outrageous items that just weren’t meant to be run in. Anyone wanting to run alongside is welcome as well.

Where: Terry Fox Athletic Facility – look for volunteers canvasing around the spectator area. The 60m race will start in front of the spectator area for all to see.

When: Wednesday July 30th 2014 during the Summer Twilight Meet – approx. 8:05pm (possibly earlier) after the 150m races. Be sure to find a volunteer to make a donation prior to the race!

Why: 100% of funds raised will go to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation for cancer research. The funds will be going towards Ottawa Lions athletes’ representative Gord Frenke’s Ride the Rideau fundraising campaign, in which he will be cycling 160km for the cause during the incredible Ride The Rideau event.

To check out Gord’s fundraising profile, donate or get more information on Ride The Rideau, go to the link below:

And if you have something of your own that you would like to see worn during the dash, bring it!

Again – There are no rules at the Charity Costume Dash, anything can happen.

100km bike

Gord Frenke participating in the 2013 Ride the Rideau