The Prince Rupert Running Club will put on the 8th annual Cannery Road Race on Saturday, September 17, and are currently taking in registration forms from people wishing to partake. Additionally, the club is looking for people to help out on the day of the race.
Once again, this year there will be a number of distances runners and walkers can chose to do. Participants can either run or walk a half-marathon, or 21.2 k, or can do a lighter distance of 10 k, or 5 k. Children can also enjoy in the healthy activities by partaking in the free children’s 1 k walk or run.
People wanting to register in the race are asked to register before Friday, September 2, with forms bring available at the club’s website at www.rupertrunners.com under the Cannery Road Race section. People whom register early will receive a free t-shirt and will have an opportunity to win a pair of running shoes.
Admission to partake in the Cannery Road Race will be $30 for adults and $15 for individuals under fifteen. Members of the Rupert Runners Club or BC Athletics club will receive discounted admission. There will be a barbeque taking place at one p.m. after the racers are all finished, with food being given away as part of the admission fee.
The club is also looking for volunteers to help with a variety of things on the day of the race including time recorders, signage set up, help with water stations and hand-outs, registrations, and other tasks. The club is also calling out for people with a valid First Aid Ticket to help with safety.
For further information on the run check out next Wednesday’s Prince Rupert Northern View.