By Jon Zacks
Fort St. John residents will get a chance to chase away the winter blues while helping out a worthy cause, at the ‘Spring Runoff’ Road Race and Walk for Diabetes, on April 11th.
The event includes:
– A 10km Road Race, with prizes for the top three men and women in each age group
– A 5km â€˜estimated timeâ€™ race, where participants predict their time, and whoever comes closest to their prediction wins.
– A competitive 5 km walk, with prizes for the top three finishers
– A 5 km recreational walk, with prizes for walkers clocking-in closest to the â€˜mystery timeâ€™
– 1 km race just for kids 10 and under
Organizer Grant Spelsberg says the timing of the event has always been part of what makes it so popular. â€œItâ€™s been going for a long timeâ€ he says. â€œIt was started many, many years ago as a tune-up run to get people going, and thinking about the upcoming season.â€ Spelsberg says the local event will be one of the first races of the spring, and heâ€™s already had calls from athletes from other communities looking to take part.
The Spring Runoff will be held at the Northern Lights College. Registration starts at 9 a.m., with the races starting at 10. The Entry fee is $10 for adults, and $5 for 18 and under. Race t-shirts will be sold, and refreshments will be served afterwards.
All proceeds will go to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation.
For more information call Grant at (205) 785-5733 or email gcspelsberg@shaw.