About Us

The Errand Runner is owned and operated by Karen Smith. Karen lives just outside Almonte with her husband and two school-age children. With a background in recreation, leisure studies and event planning, Karen has worked as a recreation coordinator and an event planner in various locations. She has run a variety of fitness programs including Learn to Run, and designed a walking program for young mothers that incorporated walking the babies in strollers. 


She is also the founder of the highly successful Mississippi Mills River Run and Walk fundraiser held in Almonte each year, with proceeds going to the Almonte General Hospital-Fairview Manor Foundation. 


You may recognize Karen from her part-time work at the desk at Orchard View by the Mississippi. 


Her desire to help people has led her to start this business. 


Services available in Almonte 

and immediate area.