Residents with Dryden’s Patricia Region Senior Services are $1,200 richer today after a donation from organizers of We Run This City 2020.

Proceeds from the annual event are always donated back to the Dryden community, and Race Director Liz Godin said they wanted to support an organization that was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The $1,200 will support recreation programming for local seniors.

“We are very humbled by the support we received for this event. It is amazing to see our community come together for events such as this, and this is why we use the phrase #DrydenProud,” said Godin.

Last year, We Run This City donated their $4,000 of proceeds to the Dryden Ski Club Nordic Trail System to help replace a bridge that was in disrepair.

2018’s inaugural event raised $2,000 for the Ghost Riders, a group of community volunteers who look after the Ghost and Mavis Lake Trails, as well as $1,000 for the Laura Howe Marsh Trail system.

Organizers are hoping to once again raise funds to those in need in the Dryden community in 2021, and registration for We Run This City 2021 will open on Boxing Day. Potential volunteers and sponsors are asked to contact werunthiscitydryden@gmail.com for more information.

2020’s race, as most other events across the country, operated quite differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of a large gathering, racers were able to complete their distance on their own time, and submitted their routes and times to We Run This City.

“We were thrilled that so many people stuck with us and participated in this year's race, even if it looked a bit different this time around,” said Godin.

“We appreciate Dryden's small businesses and all they do to support local events. Many were quick to offer donations and discounts to fund this year's prizes - thank you for helping with our race kits and prizes.”

“Thank you to Ella Lynns, Little Mod Nest, and Wilson’s Business Solutions!” Godin added.

Sponsors for 2020’s race included Wilson’s Business Solutions and the Rotary Club of Dryden.

For more information:
We Run This City going digital this year
We Run This City donates $4,000 for local trails