SLIDESHOW: Lakecity residents ring in spring with annual Nutrition Run

Hundreds of lakecity residents turned out in droves Sunday, April 7 to celebrate spring for the city’s annual Nutrition Run.

The 29th annual free run, participants converged at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex for the five-kilometre walk, run or bike, which gently wound its way through residential neighbourhoods of the city.

The City of Williams Lake’s recreation co-ordinator Denise Skarra said the temperature was perfect, hovering around 10C, with little wind.

“I think the turnout was fabulous,” Skarra said. “We had perfect weather, and lots of families, which is the best part and pretty exciting.”

The event kicked off with a welcome by Williams Lake City Coun. Sheila Boehm, followed by a warm up led by Davana Mahon.

READ MORE: Nutrition Run celebrates healthy eating

Once participants got out on the course, refreshments were provided along the route.

Upon their return, healthy snacks were offered up — celebrating the nutrition month theme: “Unlock the Potential of Food.”

Draw prizes, donated by local businesses, were also presented.

The run is a way for the city’s recreation services department to promote the benefits of healthy eating and living an active lifestyle.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Sydney Goward (from left) and her sister, Danielle Goward, high five along the Nutrition Run route.
The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex parking lot was packed with participants for this year’s 29th Annual Nutrition Run.
Davana Mahon leads the warmup. (Greg Sabatino photo)
Jessica Rowley (from left) and Brooke Leroy take registration prior to Sunday’s 29th Annual Nutrition Run.
Participants warmup for the 29th Annual Nutrition Run in the lakecity Sunday.
Olivia Seabourne (from left), Lisa Seabourne, Emma Boehm and City Coun. Sheila Boehm enjoy the Nutrition Walk and Run Sunday, April 7 in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo)

Just Posted

LETTER: Controlling the wolf population does make a difference

These are my experiences in the Itcha Ilgatchuz Park region as a third generation rancher, mountain trail riding guide/packer and big game guide outfitter

Williams Lake RCMP raise awareness for Auto Crime Enforcement Month

April 2019 is Auto Crime Enforcement Month, and the RCMP are asking the public to stay alert.

Owner of Pacific Grizzly offers cash reward to solve suspicious sinking

Bella Coola owner puts up $25,000 reward for information

Williams Lake Studio Theatre prepares a thoughtful drama with Cherry Docs

The drama takes a stark and at times harsh look at bigotry and prejudice

‘No answers:’ Canadians react to Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds

The co-ordinated bomb attacks killed at least 207 people and injured 450 more on Easter Sunday

RCMP confirm witnesses say body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, 35 people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

Most Read