KidSport Classic route takes to lake

The KidSport Classic Half Marathon, Relay and 10-kilometre Walk and Run is scheduled for Sunday, June 26 with a new route which starts and finishes in Boitanio Park.

The KidSport Classic Half Marathon, Relay and 10-kilometre Walk and Run is scheduled for Sunday, June 26 with a new route which starts and finishes in Boitanio Park.

CN Rail has graciously allowed the City of Williams Lake a one-time permit to use the service road along the lane between the RC Cotton lands and Dutch Point Road for this event.

Since the permit is only for the day of the race, no training along the tracks before the race will be permitted.

The KidSport Classic raises money for the Williams Lake and Area KidSport chapter.

KidSport provides funds to cover the costs of sport registration for kids who might not otherwise get the chance to play sports.

The statistics are clear: a child involved in sport is likely to be a better student, is less likely to be a burden to the social justice system and will develop life-long physical activity habits which reduce health-care costs. The benefits to the child are immeasurable.

The beautiful lake-hugging route will be similar to the original Dave Jacobs Classic route. Participants will turn off of Highway 20 onto Bagshaw Road and follow the tracks to Dutch Point Road.

They will turn onto South Lakeside Drive and then head onto the trails for a couple of kilometres.

Distances for this race will be a half marathon, 10-kilometre walk or run and a 21-kilometre two- to four-person relay.

Refreshments, entertainment, awards and draw prizes will be part of this family-centred event.

“We’re very grateful to CN for allowing participants to run or walk along the access road close to the lake and enjoy its beauty,” says Coun. Surinderpal Rathor, chair of the Community Services Committee.

“This will be an added bonus for the people who come out to help support the important work KidSport does in our community.”

Designer medals will be awarded to the top three competitors in the half marathon and 10 km event.

Categories include: men 40 and over, women 40 and over, men 39 and under and women 39 and under.

Relay categories include: elementary school, high school, 19-39, 40 and over, family and corporate.

The top three team members in each relay will also receive medals for their achievement.

In addition, local sponsors have donated an excellent selection of draw prizes and grand draw prizes which will be drawn at the event for participants and volunteers.

For more information or to register or volunteer contact the Cariboo Memorial Complex at 250-398-7665.

Maps, race information and entry forms are available at the CMC or at

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