Runners take off at the 4th annual Salmon Run held at the Kitsumkalum ball field on June 24. The year’s event was the most successful run yet

SalmonRun’s wildly successful

Hundreds turned out for the fourth annual SalmonRun on June 24.

The fourth annual SalmonRun, held at the Kitsumkalum ball field on June 24, was the most successful one yet, say organizers, with almost 400 people participating in the race, and scores of others spectating and taking part in the awards and festivities.

“It was the biggest one yet,” said organizer Arjunna Miyagawa.

The event, which raises awareness for maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle, has seen a steady increase in participants since it started four years ago with 120 people.

It takes a plethora of volunteers to help the event run smoothly – people working the registration table, getting the awards ceremony set up, cooking the salmon BBQ, readying the start and finish line.

The race started at 10 a.m. and there were three categories – a 2 kilometre elder’s walk, and 5 and 10 kilometre road races.

In the 5km road race, the overall men’s winner was Davis Lindsay with a time of 17:45. The woman’s overall winner was Lynn Kanuka with a time for 19:29.

The men’s overall winner for the 10km road race was Kevin Garneau with a time of 38:15. In the women’s race, Tanya Kormendy took the top time with 42:57.

Results for the elder’s walk are as follows:

Female Age Group: 01 – 06

1. Theresa Mccarron, 3, 30:24

2. Violet Lillie, 4, 36:57

Male Age Group: 01 – 06

1. Jason Mccarron, 6, 36:57

Female Age Group: 55 – 64

1. Lillian Samson, 63, 22:43

2. Joanne Mckay, 56, 35:15

Female Age Group: 65 – 99

1. April Macleod,68, 20:11

2. Agnes Snow, 66, 24:24

3. Faith Wing, 67, 31:10

Male Age Group: 65 – 99

1. Angus Macleod,  69, 22:14

Full results for all of the races can be found at salmonrunwild.ca

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