Last call to register for Cumberland’s Perseverance Run

Annual fundraiser for Cumberland Community Forest takes place Oct. 27

Only a few spaces remain in the 15th annual Perseverance Trail Run, taking place on Sunday, Oct. 27 in the village of Cumberland.

This year’s race will once again feature two classic trail run courses: a three-kilometre Cross Country Romp and an 11k Mountain Run. The 3k XC Romp showcases the protected Cumberland Community Forest trails including a few ups and downs, twists and turns and maybe even a little water. This course is perfect for those looking to sample cross-country running, including walkers and the little ones.

The 11 k Mountain Run is for those looking for a running challenge complete with steep dimbs, flowing descents, technical single—track and breathtaking vistas. If you are ready to challenge your trail-running stamina, this course will surely take you to new ‘heights.’

The Perseverance Trail Run is a community-driven, grassroots trail running event held in Cumberland every fall. The race has been organized by volunteers and supported by local sponsoring businesses, since 2004, with the goal of raising funds to purchase and protect the Cumberland Forest through the CCFS. Over the past 13 years, the race has raised over $570,000 for the CCFS through racer donations, generous community sponsors and the CCFS Perseverance Party for the Forest events.

This year a donor will be matching up to $50,000 in funds raised from the Perseverance Trail Run and Perseverance Week events from October 24·31.

The organizers are looking for a few more volunteers to help out on race day. Go to for more information and to sign up to race or volunteer.

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