Running for 12 hours; inspirational stories ahead of Cornwall Relay for Life

CORNWALL – Ahead of tonight’s (Friday) Relay for Life at Lamoureux Park comes a couple of inspirational stories.

Alaya Riley, 14, of Cornwall has beaten cancer five times and is now in remission.

Alaya, her friends and family will be participating to help raise the much-needed money for cancer research.

“As someone who has been in cancer treatment several times, I know how important it is to raise valuable funds for life saving research, that’s why I decided to join the Relay For Life,” Alaya said.

The goal is to raise over $50,000 during the 12-hour event which starts at 7 p.m.

Three Cornwall runners are also attempting to run the complete 12 hours of the Relay for Life.

Dale Witty, Sebastian Warner and Ian Callan will probably break the 100 kilometer mark during their time running.

“We are quite confident we will achieve our goal,” Callan said in an email to Cornwall Newswatch.

This is the first Relay for Life in Cornwall, which combines the former event in Ingleside.

In order to spice up participation, a five kilometer Splash & Dash obstacle race (minimum donation $40 per person) is happening at 7:15 p.m. and a five kilometer Glow Run (minimum donation $25 per person) at midnight.