Planners putting final touches on 2018 Summit Run

By Nigel Maxwell
May 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

Planning for this year's summit run has entered the home stretch.

The popular event, which draws runners from all over the province, is less than a month away. The early bird registration ends at midnight Thursday, and committee member Alyssa Orynik said the perks of signing up early include securing a spot in the race and saving money.

"It'll save you anywhere from five to thirty dollars depending on the event you're participating in," she said.

The event is divided up into two-kilometre, five-kilometre, 10-kilometre and half-marathon races. The half-marathon can be done individually or with a team, while the two-kilometre event is family oriented with strollers and wheelchairs welcome. Orynik said they try to cap the number of partipants each year at 500, and each will receive a free gym bag.

Money raised from the annual event goes to the construction and upkeep of the Rotary Trail. Over the past 14 years of the event, more than 100 thousand dollars has been raised.

The run is scheduled to take place Saturday, June 16. The start and finish lines will once again be located in the East Flat near 13th Ave. E and the riverbank. Orynik said registrations will be accepted until the night before the race.


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