There is still time to sign up for the annual Beau’s 5k for Ovarian Cancer Canada, which will take place on Saturday, July 3.

More than 200 participants have already signed up for this year’s event, and have already raised more than $35,000. However that still leaves organizers $10,000 short of this year’s objective of $45,000 and organizers are hoping to receive a flood of last-minute entries this week.

“We still have plenty of race kits and would love the extra support to help push up towards our goal!” said Jennifer Beauchesne, of Beau’s Brewery.

The Beau’s 5k, which was hosted as a virtual event in 2020, raised $45,000 for Ovarian Cancer Canada last year, which brought the total funds raised by the event over 5 years to $205,000.

The 2021 Beau’s 5K for Ovarian Cancer Canada will take place on Saturday, July 3. As in 2020, instead of coming to the brewery, organizers are asking participants to run or walk their 3K, 5K and 10K distances safely, in their own neighbourhoods or at home.

Entry fee is a $40 tax-deductible donation to Ovarian Cancer Canada. While the run is open to an unlimited number of participants, registering online early is still strongly encouraged, so participants have extra time to raise pledge funds from friends and family. To obtain more information on the 2021 Beau’s 5K for Ovarian Cancer Canada, or to register, enter the following link

There is one huge bonus this year – the patio at Beau’s Brewery will be open for socially distanced celebrating after the run. The Beau’s patio will be open 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on July 3, with up-to-the minute capacity restrictions in place. Local participants are welcome to come to the brewery for an unofficial post-race celebration, seating will be first come first served.

With the patio open, participants are welcome to run or walk the traditional event route on Newton Road on their own or in small socially distanced groups. Participants must keep safety top of mind as the road will not be closed to traffic and no race marshals or water stations will be set up.