Photography from the Reach the Beach Road Race


The 2017 Reach the Beach Road Race was held in Port Stanley on August 11, 2017. The charity event consists of three races: a Kid’s 200m Fun Run, a 5k Race, and a 2.5k Race. Reach the Beach celebrated its 10th anniversary and 2017 was the first year the race sold out.

Reach the Beach Road Race 10th Annual Charity Event Port Stanley Ontario

Race Directors

Race directors Jenn & Colin Castein did an amazing job running the race from start to finish…see what I did there? From face painters, swag, music, awards, and metals, there was something for everyone even if you weren’t racing.

Directors Colin and Jenn Castien Reach the Beach Road Race

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Reach the Beach Road Race Director Jenn Castien

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Reach the Beach Road Race Sponsors & Volunteers

The road race is sponsored by Beckett Personal Injury Lawyers and Plant Matter Kitchen, which make it possible to not sacrifice donations to the race’s charity partner, Eat2Learn Elgin, an Ontario student nutrition program. Other major contributing sponsors include Runner’s Choice, Nothers Signs & RecognitionGT’s on the Beach, Ontario Nurses Association Local 036, and GoEventus. Volunteers were there to sign in runners, organize the races, make sure everybody had bibs and water, and hand out metals and awards.

Volunteer Before the Event Reach the Beach Road Race

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Swag and Prizes from Reach the Beach Road Race

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Gearing Up Before the Race

Group Chat Before the Event Reach the Beach Road Race

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Stretching Before the Reach the Beach Road Race

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Couple Stretching Before the Reach the Beach Road Race

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Tying Laces before the Event Reach the Beach Road Race

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Preparing for the Reach the Beach Road Race

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Kids 200m Fun Run

Happy Runners Smiling at the Reach the Beach Road Race

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Youth Reach the Beach Road Race

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Kids Fun Run 200m Reach the Beach Road Race

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Happy Runners Kids 200m at the Reach the Beach Road Race

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Reach the Beach Road Race Motivation

A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

Reach the Beach Road Race Motivation

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5k & 2.5k Races

Taking Off from the Starting Line Reach the Beach Road Race

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Starting Line Reach the Beach Road Race

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Racers in the Reach the Beach Road Race

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Happy Runners at the Reach the Beach Road Race

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Racers in Motion at the Reach the Beach Road Race

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Medals at the Finish Line

Medals on the Beach at the Reach the Beach Road Race

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Runner Receiving a Medal at the Reach the Beach Road Race

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Reach the Beach Road Race Finish Line Celebration

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Finish Line Medal at the Reach the Beach Road Race

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Smiling at the Finish Line Reach the Beach Road Race

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Results

For all the results, visit the Race Results Website or the Reach the Beach Facebook Page.

Spinning in Excitement at Reach the Beach Road Race

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About Julie Whelan

Julie Whelan, professional photographer of over fifteen years, has had the opportunity to shoot all over the globe--from capturing portraits in Vanuatu to shooting off rooftops in Maui to photographing products in Calgary. She now finds herself in Ontario photographing outdoor adventures and the active lifestyles of athletic individuals and athletes in competition & training. Julie has also worked with professional athletes such as Don Cherry, Darryl Sittler, and Roberto Alomar. When not behind the lens, Julie likes to unwind with a good book or spending time in the garden.

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