Register now for Summerland races
It’s time to get training for the Summerland Sweets 7.4K race or the 3.2K TriPower youth race.
Both cross-country runs will be held Sunday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. by the Summerland Rodeo Grounds and the Kettle Valley Steam Railway station.
The first half of the forested 7.4K route is quite flat as it is on the Trans-Canada Trail, while the second half has runners tackle some hills as they make their way to the start/finish via a higher single-track trail. Last year there was a good mixture of more than 100 recreational joggers and competitive runners.
Two minutes after the 7.4K race begins, the 3.2K runners will set off, again initially following the flat Trans-Canada Trail and then heading up a 350-metre hill before an undulating course to the start/finish.
Adults who are not up to the longer distance or who would like to run alongside their son or daughter in the 3.2K race are welcome to do so. Strollers are not advisable.
For more information on the youth race contact Melissa Berrisford at email@example.com.
Adult winners of the five-year age categories in the 7.4K race will win a bottle of Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery wine, with second and third places receiving Summerland Sweets products — as will the top three in the nine-and-under, 10-12 and 13-15 year-old categories for the 3.2K race. There will also be some spot prizes, spotters on the route and washroom facilities at the Rodeo Grounds.
To register for the race, visit www.zone4.ca. There is a $12 entry fee for the 7.4K; $8 for the 3.2K event.
For more information on the 7.4K race or to volunteer, email Mike Braid at firstname.lastname@example.org.