Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunny skies for local runs

The weekend almost past was a rather busy one for those that pound the pavement, whether in competition or for a good cause.

Saturday's Cannery Road Race, the local marathon of note across the Northwest took place under a bright and sunny Port Edward sky, the road to the Port Edward Cannery Museum filled with runners from Prince Rupert, the Northwest and beyond.

A popular race on the Northwest marathon circuit, the  Cannery run features levels of skill from a 5 k walk or run, a 10 k walk or run or the half marathon in total of 21.1 kilometres.

Results from Saturday's race were posted to the Northern View website

Sunday brought much the same weather pattern to the annual Terry Fox Run, which saw local residents run through the city wrapping up their trot in front of the Northern Savings Credit Union.

For over thirty years,The Terry Fox Run has become a celebration of the life of the Canadian hero, who grabbed the attention of the nation with his Marathon of Hope.

His Cross Canada trek of 1980, a journey cut short by recurrence of the cancer that claimed his life one year later became the rallying point for many Canadians, the memory of his courage and his cause still resonates some three decades later, with crowds taking to the streets from coast to coast to coast and beyond.

Earlier this week, The Northern View had this preview of the run.

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