PACE for the Donkeys Raises Over $16,000 for the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada.


PACE Race at the start

Last Saturday, 183 participants ran 5K, (and 38 young ‘Donkey Dashers’ raced 100 metres), on the trails of the Donkey Sanctuary in Puslinch to raise funds to help care for the 90 donkeys and mules in their care.

More than 50 volunteers worked the event, and everyone at the Donkey Sanctuary is grateful for their help, stating “we couldn’t do it without them.”

Between pledges, registrations and on-the-day donkey sponsorships, more than $16,000 was raised. The race winner was Karsten Madsen, who ran the race in 17 minutes, 9 seconds – an impressive time.

PACE for the Donkeys had amazing sponsorship and support from so many organizations and would like to thank them here for their generous support:

  • RBC Royal Bank
  • A Change of Pace Restaurant
  • 1460 CJOY
  • Magic 106.1
  • Langdon Hall
  • Screen Magic Ink
  • Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy
  • Graybar Canada
  • SC Johnson
  • Nestle Waters Canada
  • Sharp Bus Lines Ltd.
  • Guelph Tribune
  • Steam Whistle Brewing
  • Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Running Room – Guelph
  • Hush Salon & Spa
  • Pint Pursuits Brewery
  • Eagle’s Flight
  • Roots
  • Arbonne
  • Jennifer Ransberry
  • Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre
  • Mars Canada
  • Speed River Timing
  • Erin Rooney, VP Peller Estates
If you are interested in visiting the donkeys, hiking the trails or making a donation to help out, you can go to their website to find out more www.thedonkeysanctuary.ca

Donkey PACE Race first KM

PACE Race lead runners

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Daina Makinson is a local Puslinch resident, business owner, volunteer and co-founder of PuslinchToday.

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