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Event Day Info

JOIN US FOR OUR 16TH ANNUAL EVENT!

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

JOIN US FOR OUR 16TH ANNUAL EVENT!

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

BRIGHT RUN 2022 – NEED TO KNOW

This past year we went back to an in-person event and we couldn’t be happier with the result! Please find details about this past year’s event below:

Bring

  • Remember your rain gear, regardless of the forecast. Also, protect all electronic devices; resealable plastic bags work well.
  • Bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle, as well as a backpack to carry your stuff, plus any purchases you make on-site.
  • Bring some cash and credit/debit cards. There will be food and pink merchandise available for purchase, and you may be the highest bidder on some silent auction items.
  • If your young children are coming, bring a wagon or stroller.
  • Your leashed, well-behaved dog is welcome. Remember to bring some poop bags.

Don’t Bring

  • Boas shed feathers that harm the conservation area’s natural environment. Try leis instead.
  • No bicycles, roller blades, skateboards or scooters. Only medical mobility devices are permitted.

Parking

  • There is parking on-site at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area on a first come, first served basis.
  • Watch for our parking attendants at the front gate for instructions.
    If you are not able to get a spot on-site, don’t worry. We have lots of parking at Sir William Osler Elementary School (330 Governor’s Road) and Dundas Valley Secondary School (310 Governor’s Road). There will be free shuttles running from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 pm to get you to and from the trail centre pathway.
  • For patrons with Ontario Disability permits, we have reserved a number of spots on-site at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area. We also have golf carts to help you travel from the main parking lot to the trail centre.

Stuff To Do

  • First, hit the registration area beside the trail centre to check in, hand in your paperwork and pick up your event T-shirt.
  • Check out exhibits, the children’s tent, the silent auction and the pink gear tent. Keep an eye out for some surprise visitors!

Safety Notes

  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at a variety of locations on site. Be considerate of others during your walk, run or stroll. We want everyone to have a fun day.
  • Trained first aid volunteers (healthcare workers and nurses)
    will be strategically positioned along the trails as well as in the first aid tent. First aid responders can be identified by their light blue volunteer T-shirts as well as a black or blue backpack with the red first aid logo.

We can’t wait to see you in 2023! Let’s have some BRIGHT, pink fun!

    THIS PAST YEAR’S BRIGHT RUN EVENT DAY

    September 10, 2022

    9:00

    AM

    Registration Area Opens

    Morning beverages available compliments of Café Domestique of Dundas

    Silent Auction & Pink Gear/Penny Sale Tents Open

    Check out the team photo area and the SmartBooth Images photo booth

    9:30

    AM

    Children’s Tent Opens

     

    9:45

    AM

    Entertainment Begins

    Enjoy Craig Murray of Kickin’ Strings, with guest artist David Balsdon

    10:00

    AM

    Open Ceremonies – Celebrate BRIGHT Run!

    Hosted by Sunni Genesco of BOUNCE 102.9

    Guest speakers include survivor spokesperson Gerri Nyman, Dr. Mark Levine, BRIGHT Run chairholder Dr. Ashirbani Saha, Victoria Mancinelli from LiUNA and Juravinski Cancer Centre VP Neil Johnson 

    Warm up with Anne Marie Collingwood and the YWCA ENCORE program

    10:30

    AM

    Ribbon Cutting

    Hit the trail! Walks head left and runners head right

    11:30

    AM

    Walk/Run Ends

    When you’ve finished your walk/run/stroll, enjoy lunch, available for purchase from Big Smoke Burger Brantford

    12:00

    PM

    Silent Auction Closes

    Closing ceremonies hosted by Annette Hamm of CH Morning Live and Dr. Ian Dayes

    Cheque presentation, volunteer recognition, the announcement of top fundraisers in the youth, team, survivor and participant categories

    Following the closing ceremonies, stay a while and enjoy the BBQ

    2:00

    PM

    Shuttle Service Ends

    Shuttle service to off-site parking lots ends

    A TYPICAL BRIGHT RUN DAY

    There is a special spirit at the BRIGHT Run, an exhilarating feeling of excitement, hope and inspiration. It’s the day when we all come together after months of fundraising, it’s the day when the BRIGHT family shines its brightest. So get your pink on for the best BRIGHT day of the year.

    HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Before Event Day

    • Give your fundraising one last push by asking family, friends, neighbours and coworkers to sponsor you.
    • Remember to enter your cash and cheque donations to your online total.

    Keep your eye on your email leading up to Saturday, September 9th, 2023 for event details!