This summer’s big event to raise funds and awareness about a proposed mega quarry north of Orangeville will include a scenic panorama of the proposed quarry lands. One hilltop vista on the walk/bike/run route looks down over the entire proposed 2,316-acre limestone mega quarry area—now a postcard-perfect scene of rich Ontario farmland. What with high rolling hills, water everywhere and rich farmland, it’s one of the most beautiful vistas in Ontario.
“We’re putting up a picture frame so that when you stand in the spot indicated, you’ll see the rolling fields where these international financiers want to dig this massive pit,” says veteran race organizer Maria Burton. “This event is designed to give people a real appreciation for the land that most have only read about.”
A course map and a short video of the course, as well as registration information, can be found at www.NDACT.com. The event, open to all ages and abilities, is expected to draw 2,500 participants and a great number of supporters.
Given the success of FOODSTOCK last October 16, however, race organizers anticipate exceeding that number. StoMp race entry includes: a unique participant medal, a BBQ lunch, an event T-shirt, a donation to NDACT and all fees.
Those who register by June 25 will receive an early bird discount of $5 per entry. The discount code is ‘stomp’. There is also a family package deal. To register , visit www.NDACT.com .