Burloak 8@8 Road Race Returns to Oakville on May 4

– Fundraiser in support of Burloak Canoe Club to feature 8KM Road Race, 3.5KM Walk, 1KM Kids’ Run and Post-Race Celebrations –

OAKVILLE, ON (March 26, 2012) – Burloak Canoe Club (BCC), the country’s leading sprint canoe/kayak club, today announced the return of its Burloak 8@8 Road Race. The popular all-ages fundraising event – which includes an 8KM Road Race, 3.5KM Walk, 1KM Kids’ Run and Post-Race Celebrations – will hit the streets of downtown Oakville on Friday, May 4.

To register go to www.burloakcanoe.com or The Running Company at 114 Lakeshore Road East (at Navy Street).

Entry fees prior to April 15 are $40 for individuals and $10 for children. The price includes participation in the Road Race, Walk or Kids’ Run, a technical t-shirt (adult categories only), and admission to the post-race celebrations which feature a gourmet BBQ and live band. Tickets for the celebration only are available for $20 each.

Rates after April 15 will be $45 for individuals (excluding technical t-shirts) and are unchanged for children.

Team Challenge Announced

Looking for a fun way to get fit with friends or colleagues? Enter a group of adults or youth in the Burloak 8@8 Team 8KM Road Race Challenge. The $300 entry fee ($325 after April 15) covers eight runners and offers the chance to win an on-water, team-building dragon boat session for up to 20 people.

Teams and individuals can register and pick up their kits on race day between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Burloak Canoe Club at 160 Water Street or from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Running Company.

The Road Race and Walk will begin at 8:00 p.m. at the Burloak Canoe Club, while Kids’ Run will start at 7:30 p.m. from the same location.

All proceeds support Burloak Canoe Club’s world-class programs, facilities and athletes.

For more information, visit www.burloakcanoe.com or contact the race committee via telephone or email at 905-334-7360 or burloak8@burloakcanoe.com respectively.