Scenic King of the Mountain trail race Saturday

The beautiful Terrace Mountain trail will swarm with runners for the King of the Mountain trail race Saturday, September 26.

Last year drew 100 runners

The beautiful Terrace Mountain trail will swarm with runners for the King of the Mountain trail race Saturday, September 26.

Last year the race had over 100 people, and they’re hoping for more this year, said Kristine Ewald, one of the event organizers.

The race starts at 10 a.m., and Ewald says the people and natural beauty make it a great run.

“It’s just a fun race, everyone is really encouraging,” she said. “The mountain is beautiful, and being on the trail is amazing.”

She enjoys the variety in terrain, with sections of soft trail and sections of rocky ground, treed areas and a scenic lookout over the City of Terrace and the surrounding valley.

“There is something about trail running,” she said, adding that it is also easier on the joints.

Runners will take the same 10 kilometre route as last year, starting at the Terrace Recreation Centre, taking the bike trails from Johnson Street to the top of the hill, and then taking the hiking trail back down.

At noon, Ewald says they have lots of prizes to give out, from a free roundtrip Hawkair flight, to health food bags and vouchers to local restaurants and businesses.

All volunteers and participants have a chance to win, as prize winners are decided via random draw.

Ewald says people can pre-register at Source for Sports or by emailing terracetranscendfitness@gmail.com.

Cost goes up for those who register on race day and registration is at 9 a.m. Saturday.

This is the first race organized by Transcend Fitness, a new, women’s-only gym that just opened on Lazelle with a focus on busy moms.

They are also organizing a glow in the dark race for kids on October 17 at the Skeena Middle School track, and a 5-km, 10-km, and half marathon race on October 24.

 

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