Help support food security in Kawartha Lakes by joining the Lindsay Jolly Jog on November 26

Festive family-friendly fun run raises funds for Kawartha Lakes Food Source

You can raise funds for Kawartha Lakes Food Source by registering for the 13th annual Lindsay Jolly Jog on November 26, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Kawartha Lakes Food Source)
You can raise funds for Kawartha Lakes Food Source by registering for the 13th annual Lindsay Jolly Jog on November 26, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Kawartha Lakes Food Source)

You can have some festive family fun while helping to support food security in Kawartha Lakes by joining the Lindsay Jolly Jog on Saturday, November 26th.

The 13th annual fundraiser for Kawartha Lakes Food Source will help the not-for-profit organization deliver its programs, including providing fresh milk and eggs for food banks, buying fresh fruit and milk for school breakfast programs, and supporting many other programs designed to get food to those who need it.

The 5K run (or walk) begins and ends at Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute (260 Kent St. W., Lindsay), with registration at 9:30 a.m. and a full warm-up before the run starts at 10 a.m..

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“Jolly Joggers” are encouraged to dress festively for the event, with prizes awarded for the most festively dressed individual, group, and pet. A special prize for most funds raised will also be awarded on November 28.

“We can’t wait for the 13th annual run,” says Kate Dorotheou, Kawartha Lakes Food Source’s community engagement coordinator, in a media release. “What could be better than a day dedicated to raising funds to combat hunger, combined with holiday festivities? Plus, the costumes are always spectacular!”

Following the run, participants can enjoy a chili lunch and hot chocolate, participate in a silent auction and children’s activities, and have their photos taken with Santa.

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Kawartha Lakes Food Source is aiming to raise $5,000 during the event. While registration is free, those who are financially able are asked donate $20 per jogger to receive a charitable tax receipt. The organization also encourages participants to collect pledges in support of their run or walk, and those who pledge $20 or more will also receive a charitable tax receipt.

If you’re unable to participate on November 26, you can still register and collect pledges for a 5K run or walk on a day and time of your choice.

To register in advance and for a copy of a pledge form, visit www.eventbrite.ca/e/431921608157.