Thursday, May 10, 2018

Glory Days run nears the starting line, as runners head for Saturday event

On your mark, get set, Go!
Rupert Runners are hosting the annual Glory Days Run
this Saturday with three challenges for participants to take on

(photo from Race Day 2017 from Rupert Runners website)

It's one of the most popular of the running events in the Northwest and as this Mother's Day weekend arrives, the region's running community will take to the streets taking part in the annual Crest Glory Days run, an event celebrating its 33rd anniversary on Saturday.

The 5 km and 10 km runs as well as a 5km walk are set for Saturday morning, with the race start line set up in the lower parking lot of the Crest Hotel in the area beside the AshleytHomeStore/Mackenzie Furniture

The 5 and 10 kilometre runs have a start time of 10AM
The 5 km walk gets started a half hour prior at 9:30 AM

The routes which cover waterfront and downtown areas take the participants through a good portion of the northern side of the city and provide for a good test for local and visiting runners.

With some of the routes taking place along city streets, motorists are advised to be watching for participants as they make their way around the routes through Saturday morning.

Race package pick and late registration up has been set for Friday May 12th at the BC room at the Crest Hotel from 7 to 8PM, with the registration desk again open before the race on Saturday from 9 AM to 9:30 AM

As organizers get closer to the start of Saturday's Run, they are still in need of volunteers to help along the route, if you can lend a hand you can find more about their needs from the Rupert Runners Facebook page.

More details related to this years event, registration information, as well as the results from 2017 and previous years can be found on the Rupert Runners website and their Glory Day's page.

For  more items of note related to running on the North Coast see our archive page here.

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