A total of 350 runners took to the highway between Terrace and Prince Rupert on Saturday for the 10th annual Skeeena River Relay, which saw 35 teams of people running segments of the Highway 16 in a number of divisions.
The Not So Bulky Bulkleys of Hazelton were the overall winners and the winners of the open event, finishing the 140-kilometre race in 10:12:56. Charles Hays Secondary of Prince Rupert were second in the open division with a time of 11:36:39 followed by Adventure-Some Raiders of Prince Rupert with a time of
In the Mixed division, To Be Determined of Terrace finished first with a time of 10:55:22, ahead of No Judds from Prince Rupert at 11:01:26 and the PRSS Rainmakers of Prince Rupert with a time of 11:11:36.
The Masters division was won by the Rupert Relics with a time of 11:16:30, ahead of the Skeena Steamers with a time of 14:06:21.
In the Women’s division, Cool Beans of Houston took first with a time of 12:14:05, ahead of the Twisted Blisters of Terrace at 12:51:14 and the Fly Girls on the Run at 13:01:01.
Companies from around the northwest also got into the action with the Corporate division, and it was the RTA Running Alloys of Kitimat that took first with a time of 11:18:52. Team Babine from Burns Lake finished second with a time of 11:42:49 and Chances Prince Rupert rounded out the top three with a time of 12:42:16.
The race started at the Lester Centre of the Arts in Prince Rupert and ended at the Kitsumkalum Hall just outside of Terrace. Over the course of the run there were 10 different stages that ranged in length from the shortest stage of 10 kilometres and the longest stage of 21