Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Skeena River Relay set for 16th run to Terrace on Saturday

The 142 journey along Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace is but days away, with Saturday, June 3rd the date for the thirty teams to make their way from the Lester Centre in Prince Rupert to the finish line at Canadian Tire in Terrace.

The start to race day comes at 7 AM as teams of runners take on the challenge of the long distance endurance run held through stages along the many scenic areas that make for the road to Terrace.

Of the Thirty teams registered for Saturdays race thirteen are based in Prince Rupert, seven come from Terrace/Thornhill, four from Kitimat, two from Smithers, while one team each from Thornhill, Haida Gwaii, New Aiyansh and Campbell River are also participating.

One team that contestants will be watching for belongs to Thornhill's Out for  Rip group, which has had strong results in 2015 and 2016, finishing last years relay atop the Race Team totals.

You can review some of the key information about this weekends event from the Skeena River Relay Website.

The Day wraps up with an Awards presentation at the Terrace Curling Rink at 6:30 PM.

As might be expected for an event that puts that many people running along the highway, those that are driving along Highway 16 this Saturday should take note to be aware of the race participants as you travel between the two cities.

The Relay is one of the major running events on the local calendar, with many members of the Rupert Runners not only helping in organizing the event, but to participate in it as well.

An event of the scale of the Skeena River Relay doesn't take place without some strong sponsorship, a look at some of the Northwest businesses that have provided assistance in the past can be found here.

More on this weekend's relay can be found from the Rupert Runners website or Facebook page.

More notes on the running scene across Northwestern BC can be found on our archive page.

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