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Country Rumble event moves to new Guelph location for 2023

Presented by Up and Running Guelph, the event includes cycling, running and walking as well as live entertainment and other activities

Up and Running Guelph is pleased to announce the return of its signature community event on Sept. 17, 2023. Country Rumble, presented by Co-operators Brad Barbour Insurance Group, will take place at The Arboretum at the University of Guelph. This rural cycling and live music event has been hosted at Thatcher Farms in Guelph/Eramosa since 2019. Last year Country Rumble joined forces with Up and Running Guelph’s Pick up the Pace fundraiser to add running and walking to the mix, along with live music, food, a silent auction, and family activities.

“Country Rumble was founded on a desire to bring our community together to celebrate local talent, showcase the natural beauty of Guelph-Wellington, and have fun getting active together. Our new location within Guelph means more folks will be able to join in the fun,” said Up and Running Guelph’s executive director Kelly Legge.“ Along with live music, guided activities, and workshops for all ages, Country Rumble will feature a run, walk, and ride for mental health. For more information, visit the website."

Brad Barbour Insurance Group has joined Country Rumble as presenting sponsor, with the support of the Co-operators Advisor Community Fund. “We are pleased to deepen our commitment to supporting our community with this contribution. Co-operators staff and Financial Advisors have made Canadian communities safer, healthier, and more resilient for decades. As a cooperative, our commitment to communities is an operating principle that inspires us to act, provide support and raise awareness when there is a need.”

“The need for additional mental health support in our community is not going away,” said Kelly Legge. “During these last few years, experiences of declining mental health, employee burnout and social isolation are reaching unprecedented levels. At Up and Running Guelph, we offer safe, community-based, accessible programs to help Guelph residents get active outdoors and develop social connections to help manage their mental health. We know that green exercise, especially with the support of a group program, can help improve mood, reduce anxiety, and increase social connectedness. Our walking and running programs make it easier for more people to experience those benefits, and to access additional support for improving their mental health and well-being.”



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