HALIBURTON, ON – Going for a run could help raise more for epilepsy research.

In just three days is the 8th annual Katie’s Run for Epilepsy research. The run was created and named after Katie Woudstra, a young woman who was diagnosed with epilepsy.

The theme for this year is loss. Geri Woudstra, one of the organizers, says that is due to the loss of Katie’s love Levi VandenBrink who lost his life in an accident in August of last year.

Although the race is just around the corner, registration is still open.

There are a number of different races happening on the 6th including a flat and fast 5K or 10K rail trail run, or a stroller, wheelchair and dog-friendly 2.5k family walk/run. Woudstra says they have medals and other items for the participants.

Aside from the race itself, there is going to be an auction with big items like a Westjet flight for two, Smart Watch by Smart Monitor, Matt Duchene jersey, Dream Hug weighted blanket, Blue Jays tickets and a guitar donated by Long & McQuade.

To register for the race or get more information at www.katiesrun.ca