Night Run on Track for Attendance Record file photo of Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services.

A fundraising run for a local family mental health treatment centre is striding toward a possible record.

The annual Tim Hortons Night Run is set for Saturday evening at Windsor’s Dieppe Park, and organizers are seeing very healthy participation from running teams which could mean an attendance record for the run. One of those teams is the Night Lighters from ENWIN Utilities.

“Our team has tripled this year,” ENWIN corporate communications manager Barbara Peirce Marshall says in a statement. “We are so proud of all the employees who have signed up to support this very important event.”

The Night Run will feature a 5 km run and walk beginning at 8:45pm. There will also be a kids’ 1 km race and a dash start. In addition to a series of activities being planned, music will be played by DJ Tim and friends. All participants will receive a t-shirt, medal and refreshments provided by Tim Hortons.

Proceeds from the run will benefit Maryvale Family Mental Health Treatment Centre. Carol Myers, assistant to the executive director at Maryvale, says the support of community partners like ENWIN and The Running Factory benefits everyone involved.

“With their help, we anticipate a record crowd this year,” says Myers in a statement. “The ENWIN Night Lighters team is a great example of how we partner with local organizations to support the community. We hope their example will encourage everyone to come out and support mental health and awareness.”

Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services, in existence since 1929, provides teenagers with therapy and counselling for serious emotional, psychological and mental problems.

Online registration for the run has closed, but registration is still available in person at The Running Factory’s two Windsor locations. Registration and race kit pickup will take place Saturday from 10am to 5pm there, and then from 7 to 8:30pm at Dieppe Park.