Ontario Pork Congress Hog Jog 2016
Since 2005, the Ontario Pork Industry Council (OPIC) has organized the annual Hog Jog to celebrate the people and products of the pork industry while giving back to local communities. Hog Jog 2016 will be held in support of Stratford/Perth Shelterlink, a charity that provides Perth County youth ages 16-24, who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless, with shelter, food, advocacy services, and basic needs. By providing homeless youth with support, they are better able to make good life style choices, stay in school, find employment, and/or manage the hurt and anger they feel.
Hog Jog 2016 will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Stratford Rotary Complex – site of the Ontario Pork Congress. Our Honourary Hog Jog 2016 Chair is Erin Robinson of Vista Villa Genetics. Erin is deeply involved in the Ontario pork industry and a strong supporter of Shelterlink.
We’re expecting approximately 500 eager runners and walkers to participate, choosing either the family friendly 3.5 km course (that’s about 4,600 steps) or the more ambitious 10 km course (13,000 steps – your Fitbit will love you). There’s also a 500 metre Weaner Run for children ages 6 and under. Hog Jog’s continuing success is owed to the enthusiastic participation of runners and walkers, sponsors, neighborhood and industry cheerleaders, and the many volunteers who participate each year.
To register or for further information about Hog Jog 2016, including a course map, pledge forms, sponsorship opportunities, and volunteering, please visit
. Want to support this great event? Details regarding sponsorship opportunities are attached here. Enthusiastic sponsors help ensure that Hog Jog is able to donate all the pledge money realized to Shelterlink’s important work.
Farms.com, Better Pork Magazine, PigCHAMP and AgCareers.com will be sponsoring a runner to help raise money for this good cause.