After a five-year hiatus, the Mount Hays Quickclimb is making its return in 2015.
The event, scheduled for Aug. 16, has registrants make their way up the access road to the top of the 708-metre mountain. Whether competitive or casual, Quickclimbers are encouraged to collect pledges prior to the event with the money being used for trail development on and around Kaien Island.
“Whether you’re a runner or a hiker or just someone who loves Prince Rupert’s outdoors, there’s a reason for you to get involved in Quickclimb,” said Kristina De Araujo, director of corporate services and business development for co-title sponsor Quickload
“We are overjoyed to be working with McElhanney to increase this event’s impact beyond what was achieved in previous years. Prince Rupert residents have historically had access to a rich network of local trails and facilities. This event will not only raise money to help re-establish safe access to the city’s backcountry, it will introduce new participants to the challenges and rewards of trail running.”
To help people prepare for the event, organizers will be sharing training advice through quickclimb.ca, social media and local media.
Registration for the Quickclimb begins on June 1 at quickclimb.ca.