A marker tells the palce where a young a man was murdered and his body left in Voght park, the site of the Merritt Country run to promote diversion, for youngsters at risk.....

A marker tells the place where a young a man was murdered and his body left in Voght park, the site of the Merritt Country run to promote diversion, for youngsters at risk…..

On June 14th the annual country fun run will take place. Starting a 8am, at Voght park in Merritt the event is a jump rope for heart endorsed event.The run is the 6th annual and it raises money to fight deprivation for children for activities like organized ball and hockey.

The MCR has grown to include over 350 registrations, 100 volunteers and well over 100 spectators. The race distances include Twice Around the Track, and a 5K, 10K and a 21.1K.

Merritt is located in the sunny Nicola Valley and conveniently accessed from Vancouver, Kelowna or Kamloops. Merritt’s rolling hills and cattle ranches, resort lodgings and fishing lakes combine a rich culture and history with outdoor adventure. Great location and wonderful climate are just two reasons to make Merritt a running destination or even a “runcation” for runners of all ages.

We are a registered non-profit society, and all profits from this race go directly to the local Jump Start program (of which Canadian Tire matches our donation dollar for dollar).
FMI:http://www.merrittcountryrun.ca/

On this Day: May 6th 1989

Coaster wars begins with the construction of  a two hundred foot ride at Ceder Point, Sandusky Ohio.

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