Monday, September 18, 2023

Weekend for running/walking events for Prince Rupert and Port Edward

Northern Savings hosted the 2023 Terry Fox Run in Prince Rupert on
Sunday, serving as the start and finish line as well as the venue for the
post run celebrations 

Sunday found a good number of Prince Rupert residents working on their best Fox Trot, as the popular fundraising event for the Terry Fox Foundation took place in Prince Rupert. 

Northern Savings hosted the community event, with the Third Avenue West head office serving as the start and finish line for the Run that took participants along Mariner's Park, the Cow Bay Area down George Hills Way as part of the 3km route, 

For those looking for the longer route, there was the 7 km run that transited the Rushbrook Trail to the Seal Cove Salt marsh and then back to the downtown core.

The day certainly didn't look like a welcome one for a run, the morning period more of a November vibe than a late summer experience, but the Sun pushed aside the clouds for the 1PM start and those that made their journey before 2PM managed to avoid the return of the rain. 

Those still in transit would be a little damp upon their arrival at the Credit Union for some snacks from Arabisk, cheered on by a live remote from  CFNR.

CNFR was on location for Sunday's Terry Fox Run in Prince Rupert 

Northern Savings hasn't updated the final numbers from the Sunday event, you can keep up wth their notes from the run through their social media stream, which features some photos from the day.

Also of note from the Terry Fox run this month is an update on some of the work of former Prince Rupert resident Jim Terrion, the Northern BC resident now calls Prince George home, but has continued to be one of the most impressive fund raisers that the Terry Fox Foundation has.

Mayor Herb Pond provided him with a welcome home shout out over the weekend, noting of his ongoing fundraising in this community.

The Prince George Citizen recently featured some of his recent achievements, with profile piece.

Monday afternoon, Northern Savings had updated their notes on Sunday's event observing of the 70 participants, 20 volunteers and providing for a selection of photos of some of the special guests that had dropped by during the Terry Fox Run in Prince Rupert.

Cannery Road Racers making ready for the start of
Saturday's jog down Cannery Road to North Pacific

(image from Rupert Runners FB)

Sunday's Terry Fox Run, was the second half of a two day running festival for the region, with Saturday the day for the annual Cannery Road Race, one of the popular event hosted by the Rupert Runners.

The local running organization provided a shout out to all those who helped the race take place, the participants and sponsors for the event.

The Rupert Runners Social Media stream has a link to the final results which you can review here.

As well, they feature a bounty of photos of the Saturday Race and awards presentation.

The Cannery Road Race was the last of this years Running events for Rupert Runners, their ongoing local runs continue through the year, while planning for the 2024 running season events likely is already underway. 

You can check out more about their organization from their website.

More on running in the Northwest can be explored here, while our archive of items related to Community events can be reviewed here.

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