Spring run-off set for April 11

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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 ‘estimated time’ 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 ‘mystery time’
– 1 km race just for kids 10 and under

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Organizer Grant Spelsberg says the timing of the event has always been part of what makes it so popular. “It’s been going for a long time” he says. “It was started many, many years ago as a tune-up run to get people going, and thinking about the upcoming season.” Spelsberg says the local event will be one of the first races of the spring, and he’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.

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