Friday, June 2, 2023

Skeena River Relay hits Highway 16 at 7AM Saturday from Lester Centre; launching 142.4 kilometre run to Terrace

One of the most popular events on the local running calendar arrives tomorrow morning as the Rupert Runners provide for the start line for the Skeena River Relay a 142.4 kilometre course along the scenic and challenging Skeena Highway between Prince Rupert and Terrace.

Ten Stages mark the event, the first leg comes with the departure from the Lester Centre of the Arts as participants in Six Categories and their support teams head east towards their ultimate destination of Canadian Tire in the Terrace.

Ten Stages mark the travels for runners in Saturday's
Skeena River Relay

As of today, 30 teams had registered for the Saturday event, with Registration now closed.  

That means that all that is left was for participants to do is to pick up their race packages tonight from the Judo room at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. 

From there it's get a good nights rest, fuel up in the morning and hit the pace early Saturday.

The Skeena River Relay wraps up with a social event Saturday evening at the Hidden Acres Farm and Treehouse Resort on River Drive in Terrace.

You can explore just what has gone into the 2023 edition of the relay from the Rupert Runner's info page here, as well as from the Social Media page created for the Saturday race.

For those not taking part in the race, but still planning a trip inland on Saturday, motorists are asked to exercise caution on their drive and be aware of the runners and their support teams through the day Saturday at the various stages along the way to Terrace.

The City of Prince Rupert provided a reminder for motorists of the plan for Saturday through their Social Media stream on Friday afternoon.

More notes on the running scene in the Northwest can be explored here.

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