OPIC’s Pork for a Cause Hog Jog is a 3.5km run/walk and 10km run held each year during the Ontario Pork Congress.
The Local Community Food Centre will be our 2018 cause. The Local invites the community in and around Stratford to come together to grow, share, cook, access and advocate for good food for everyone. The Local helps members to benefit from learning how to cook healthy food from scratch on a tight budget; offers community meals and provides several cooking and gardening programs that are open to all, both on site and off site at their community garden.
Proceeds from the 2018 run will be invested in capital improvements to their building, ensuring that it is accessible for all; renovating the main dining area; and updating the lighting systems throughout the building to create a smaller carbon footprint.
Our Honourary Hog Jog 2018 Chairs are the Schlegel and Yantzi families. Clare and Richard and their families farm in Perth County and have been involved in pork production for many years. They have partnered with Krug’s Meat Market in Tavistock to provide The Local with affordably priced pork through the “Pork For Life” initiative.
Hog Jog Schedule:
Introductions 6:00 pm
Weaner Run 6:15 pm
10k run 6:30 pm
3.5k run/walk 6:35 pm
Post-race Pork Meal
Awards Ceremony 7:45 pm
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June 20 3:00 PM EDT - Registration accepted on race day at Hog Jog Registration Table
June 20 6:00 PM EDT - Introduction / Weather Update
June 20 6:15 PM EDT - Weaner Run
June 20 6:30 PM EDT - 10k run
June 20 6:35 PM EDT - 3.5k run/walk
June 20 6:45 PM EDT - Post-race Pork Meal
June 20 7:45 PM EDT - Awards Ceremony