Friday, March 31, 2017

Rupert Runners ramping it up for April 9th events

For the truly dedicated runners of the North Coast there really is no off season, but with the more appealing weather of the Spring on the horizon, more and more of the casual runners will be breaking out their shoes in anticipation of a number of local running events this year.

The first of the high profile runs on the schedule is the Prince Rupert Half Marathon Plus 8, which is set to see runners head down Highway 16 from the starting point of the Lester Centre.

The event takes place on Sunday, April 9th with start times and routes for the day as follows:

The Half Marathon start time is at 1PM

Half Marathon Route: Out and back along Highway 16, turning around at the Galloway Rapids Rest area. 

Two Person Relay: Runners will switch at the Galloway Rapids Rest area and must provide their own transportation. 

The 8 K run is to start at 2 PM

8K Route: The course is an out and back route along highway 16 starting and ending at the Lester Centre of the Arts. They note that walkers are welcome.

Entry fees and Registration for Individuals are 30 dollars, while 2 Person Teams pay 60 dollars.
There are deductions available for BC Athletics Full members and Rupert Runners members.

In person registration takes place Saturday April 8th from 10 to Noon at the Civic Centre, while the day of the run of April 9th you can register from Noon to 2:45 PM at the Lester Centre

You can find out more about the event and how to mail in your registration if you desire, from the Rupert Runners Facebook page or website.

For more items related to running in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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