Runners, walkers and riders will have a chance to enjoy some beautiful fall scenery this weekend when the first ever Harvest Run takes place.
Hosted as a new event by the city’s Recreation Services Department, the Harvest Run goes Sunday, Oct. 18, starting and ending at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.
Participants will have the option of doing either a five-kilometre or 10-kilometre run (if you do the route twice).
Denise Skarra, recreation co-ordinator with the city, said the event is to continue to encourage Williams Lake 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,” Skarra said. “All types of active transportation are welcome, along with strollers, wagons, wheelchairs and walkers.”
Prizes for the event will be baskets of locally grown food.
Additionally, 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 and skate admissions.
The event is completely free and pre-registration is not necessary.
“Come out and enjoy the beautiful fall colours, celebrate active living and our local food,” Skarra said.
Participants are asked to bring their own water bottles. Prizes and complimentary refreshments will be handed out at noon.
For more information contact the CMRC at 250-398-7665.