Our Fall Fun Run this year was our 14th Muskoka Fun Run. We started out at 10:00 am from “of course” Tim Hortons, just off Highway 11 in Bracebridge. It was a beautiful cool yet sunny Fall day, and 28 gorgeous Porsches set out to navigate the winding vista of Fall colors. There were two Run Groups, one led by Anne and myself, the second by our good friends Peter Hoffman and his wife Andrea, who did a great job and we are so grateful for their help.
We were on the road for a total of three hours, the first leg heading east along Hwy 118 towards Haliburton. The line of Porsches was a sight to behold as we travelled along enjoying the leaves and the spectacular Muskoka Lakes, then heading North along Hwy 35 to Dorset, asleepy little town boasting the most famous little general store in Ontario. We shopped to our hearts delight for half an hour at Robinson’s General Store, then headed west towards Huntsville. The winding roads and spectacular Fall colours set against the numerous Muskoka Lakes enhanced the Porsche experience as only perfection can. We headed to Port Carling for lunch at 1:30pm at a wonderful restaurant – Turtle Jacks, where we had reservations and were able to sit in small groups and enjoy a delicious lunch with many wonderful choices on the menu. Nothing could be better than an amazing group of Porsche-lovers on a spectacular sunny Fall day, navigating the beauty of the Muskokas, driving the cars they love, enjoying the experience and each others’ company.
After seven years as Fun Run Chair, this year it was my pleasure to Co-Chair the Fun Run Program along with Hazel de Burgh. Hazel has so kindly assumed the role as Fun Run Chair going forward. Over the past seven years, Fun Runs have grown in the number of participants, events and various unique themes. Anne and I thank you all for the opportunity to serve in this capacity, and we enjoyed making wonderful friends along the way. It has been our pleasure, and we’ll continue to see many of you on future UCR events, including events we’ll be hosting in the future.