By Lethbridge Herald on July 2, 2015.
It was a sea of red at Henderson Lake on Wednesday, as women and men hiked up their skirts for the Running in a Red Dress fundraiser for Interfaith Food Bank.
About 150 runners showed their Canada Day pride by dressing in red clothing for the five-kilometre run.
The run has become a tradition every Canada Day for at least five years.
Participants brought a donation of food or funds, raising a combined total of over $1,200 for Interfaith Food Bank.
â€œItâ€™s a good way to bring everybody together and celebrate Canada Day, with a little bit of fundraising,â€ said Kaitlynn Weaver, Interfaith Food Bank summer events co-ordinator. â€œPeople have been very, very generous with food and cash. Itâ€™s exciting to see how generous the community is.â€
Decked out in a multi-coloured halter dress, Tyler Keraiff prepared for his fifth year running in the event.
Every year he wears a dress, or a miniskirt, and said it adds an element of fun, all for a good cause.
â€œYou girls go through a lot to look good,â€ he said with a laugh. â€œItâ€™s a lot of fun, though. Itâ€™s a great cause for the Interfaith Food Bank, and everyoneâ€™s out here to have a good time and celebrate our countryâ€™s birthday.â€
Weaver said having events such as this in the summer remind the community that the need for assistance exists all year long.
â€œIn summer, kids are out of school, and there may be families needing that extra help so itâ€™s good to have events like this,â€ she said, adding there is always room for more volunteers or donations.