First ever Harvest Run coming up Oct. 18

Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to lace up their shoes and kick off the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex’s new event.

Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to lace up their shoes and kick off the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex’s new event — the Harvest Run.

The event starts at 11 a.m. on Oct. 18.

The five-kilometre (10 kilometre if you do the route twice) fun activity starts and finishes at the CMRC and the route will stretch through the heart of downtown.

This new event is to continue to encourage city residents to remain active and healthy all year long.

All community members are welcome to come out and enjoy a stroll in the city walking, riding or even running with the entire family.

All types of active transportation are welcome, along with strollers, wagons, wheelchairs and walkers.

Prizes for the event include baskets of locally grown food. Pumpkins will be placed along the route for participants to play ‘I spy the pumpkin.’

Completed forms of pumpkin locations will be eligible for complimentary family swim/skate admissions.

This event, sponsored by Telus, is free and pre-registration is not necessary.

The Harvest Run promises to be a perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful fall colours, celebrate active living and our local food.

For more information contact the CMRC at 250-398-7665.