The 22nd annual Moon in June road race is taking place on Saturday, June 8, and if you’ve never signed up to run this race, you should! This downtown Burlington tradition is a must-run if you’re looking for something a little extra special in your running schedule.
Moon in June offers three events, so you can bring the whole family for some fun and fitness, while you aim for a personal best. Come for kidsfest from 6 – 8 p.m. and check out the firetrucks, bouncy castles, face painters, mascots and more. Then, get your kids to the start line for the 2nd annual Meredith’s kids 1K fun run, starting at 8:15 p.m. Kids will be starting in waves this year, to keep everyone a little extra safe. Please keep your furry friends at home, however, as dogs are not allowed on the course.
The real fun begins at 9 p.m. sharp as the sun starts to set. There’s a one-loop 5K and a two-loop 10K which take you along Burlington’s gorgeous waterfront and through scenic downtown Burlington. As a bonus, this year you’ll run past the Brant Street Pier and get an up-close look as it nears completion. You’ll finish in the dark under the search lights at Civic Square at City Hall where you can join the party. The Moon in June is flat, fast and certified, so this just might be the race that gets you a personal best!
If running isn’t your thing, or an injury is holding you back, but you still want to get involved (you really should!), then sign up to volunteer as a course marshall or water station volunteer. It’s a great chance to cheer on family and friends, or even perfect strangers. Most runners love the encouragement received from spectators, so get out there and cheer them on!
The fun continues after dark, once you’ve successfully crossed the finish line, with a medal around your neck and hopefully a PB to brag about. Moon in June also offers an opportunity to give back to the community. Find out here how you can support the Halton Trauma Centre by raising some funds.
Lace up your running shoes and get ready for some fun at Burlington’s Moon in June!
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