He started at the Upper Thames Brewing Company on Friday, where he'll be raising money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Opthof says the run will also prepare him for his journey from Tobermory to Niagara on August 31st.
WOODSTOCK - Woodstock's Brett Opthof is running across Oxford County this weekend.
He started his run on Friday, raising awareness for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Opthof recently told Heart FM it's also to raise awareness for his journey from Tobermory to Niagara at the end of August.
"So for the Bruce Trail run I want to be averaging in between 80 to 90 kilometres a day. And it's going to be a little bit cooler, a different terrain obviously, a little bit harder terrain and I'll be going at a little bit of a slower pace. But for the Civic weekend I'll be going at a little bit quicker pace, same type of distances per day but the temperature is going to be a little bit warmer."
Opthof says that by running these distances it'll be prepare his body for the long distance.
"Anybody is more than welcome to come and run, bike with me for the Civic weekend I have no problem with that, and actually I encourage it. Even if people are training for a marathon or training for half a marathon and they want to come out and do maybe 10 kilometres, 20 kilometres or whatever. I'm more than welcoming anybody that wants to come out."
He posted the routes he'll be running on his Facebook page and Heart FM will also be providing updates throughout the weekend. In a recent post he writes if anyone wishes to participate, message him on the areas you either want to run, walk or bike.
He started at the Upper Thames Brewing Company on Friday and it will go until August 4th, but depending on the weather he may end it the following day.
Photo credit: Facebook.com/Brett Opthof