The race also acts as an OUA-sanctioned cross-country race, and is the home meet for the Laurentian Women's cross-country running team. This is a rare chance to race with varsity runners.
Over the 35 years of the race, the money raised has provided more than $120,000 in bursaries and scholarships for local post-secondary runners.
"The Ramsey Tour is the longest-standing road race in the North," said Dick Moss, head coach, Laurentian women's cross-country and track. "The Sudbury Masters Running Club has used the proceeds for scholarships and financial assistance to support dozens of deserving student athletes. It's a great race, and one of the few times you get the chance to toe the line with varsity runners."
The entry fee is $30 for the 5-km race — $10 for children — and $35 for the half-marathon, and includes the race, refreshments, draw prizes and a t-shirt for the first 200 participants.
Get more information or register online at the Sudbury Rocks website, sudburyrocks.ca.