With 142 kilometres to run between Prince Rupert and Terrace Highway 16 will be featuring a stream of humanity on Saturday, as teams of five to ten relay members make the scenic journey along the Skeena River, looking to claim the title of Best of the Run in the 18th edition of the Skeena River Relay.
Thirty two teams have entered Saturday's event, ready to tackle the ten stages that will take from the Lester Centre to the finish line at Canadian Tire in Terrace.
Prince Rupert will send the most teams into the competition with nine listed as participating in Saturday's run, Terrace/Thornhill has six teams included as part of the race day line up, with Telkwa/Smithers next in the line a six the majority of them from Telkwa.
Kitimat is also sending six teams to the staring line, followed by New Hazelton with two and Queen Charlotte City and Dease Lake both listed with one team each.
Race Time arrives at 7AM as the first leg of the day's event departs from the Lester Centre, Stage Seven starts at the Kasiks Resort area at Noon.
The Relay comes to an end at Canadian Tire on the west side of Terrace, with the Terrace Curling Rink once again hosting this years Award Dinner and presentations.
If past events are an indication, participants are up for a number of potential awards including:
First, Second and Third in each category
Fastest Team Overall
Fastest Male and Female in each stage
Runners are looking at the prospect of partly Cloudy skies with a chance of showers through the day, as the leading edge of what promises to be a wet week ahead makes its arrival on the North Coast.
Motorists travelling the highway 16 corridor on Saturday are reminded to be cautious as they travel past race participants with RCMP members keeping an eye on the highway for any traffic or other offences.
You can review the notes related to Saturday's event as well as a glimpse at some of the work involved in bringing such a project to the starting line from the Skeena River Relay website.
More background on the Prince Rupert Running scene can be found from the Rupert Runners website and Facebook page.
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