Mission Mile Proves A Success

Bonnie Hanfield Jones will go into the record books as the first winner in the women’s 30-39 age group of the Mission Mile. Her time was 6:30 on 19 May 2017.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

Bonnie Hanfield Jones will go into the record books as the first winner in the women’s 30-39 age group of the Mission Mile. Her time was 6:30 on 19 May 2017.
Photo by Robert Tuomi.

(WINDSOR, ON) – With 85 pre-registered, Gary Molloy, one of the organizers of the inaugural Mission Mile run along Ouellette Avenue on Friday, was pretty confident of success going into the event. What surprised him was the high number of late registrants, 15, bringing the competition up to an even 100 runners.

The event was part of the city’s popular Night Flight in which University of Windsor Athletics Club’s pole vaulters take over a part of Ouellette. The street track, Malloy told The Square, is a real attraction for runners because it is slightly downhill.

Once the runners were over the finish line, he had earned $1,000 for the sole benefit of the Downtown Mission.

Plans are now being plotted out for next year’s event. There could be more runs including a possible highly attractive 5K.

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Robert Tuomi
After initially succeeding as a broadcast journalist and achieving senior level assignments, Robert branched out into marketing communications. As a senior executive, primarily in the high-tech industry, Robert created award-winning and comprehensive, multi-faceted initiatives to enhance sales and expand market awareness for some of the largest companies in their fields.Email Robert Tuomi
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