Quesnel Women’s Fall Challenge just around the corner

Early registration is open, and T-shirts must be ordered by Sept. 12

The 24th annual Women’s Fall Challenge will grace the shores of Dragon Lake Oct. 1. Organizers will be there by 7 a.m. to ensure that all the pieces are in order.

Someone will direct the arrival of barriers, cones and Porta Potties. Someone else will be setting up the late registration and race package pickup. Others will be putting up tents. Our weather has always been beautiful, but you never know.

There will be flaggers helping with the parking at Dragon Lake School and bus drivers ferrying participants from the school to the site.

Thank you to the city for again allowing us the use of the city busses. They are a great addition to make the morning flow smoothly.

A team will be heading to stations on the course with basic first aid bins and water. They may even spice up the course with music from their vehicles. We can’t forget the cyclists who ensure all the participants are accounted for and safe. We might have 10 or more watchers on bikes overseeing the four events.

The team at Granville’s will be busy filling the trays with treats.

Hello Promotions is working on our T-shirts this year and have come up with a delightful design that is perfect to help celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday.

Please note that the early registration of $25 and the T-shirt orders have an expiration date of Sept. 12.

Forms are available at the Recreation Centre or from a few other businesses. Or, you can sign up on line at strideandglide.ca

Half marathoners depart at 8:30 a.m.

10 km walkers and runners depart at 9:00 a.m.

Wheelchair athletes depart at 9:15 a.m.

– submitted by Liz-Anne Eyford

Just Posted

Local dogs awarded in Canada C-WAGS rally titles

Quesnel dog sports club offers many options for your pet to socialize and stay fit

Model Railway Club broken into during rash of BEs in South Quesnel

Police say no connection at this time, but they are early in their investigation of the Jan. 16 B&Es

Quesnel biathlete set to represent Canada in Estonia

Ryan Elden, 18, has qualified to compete on the Canadian Youth/Junior biathlon team

PST to be cut on non-residential electricity

Business sector gets 50 per cent cut in 2018 and remaining 50 per cent in 2019

CNC hosting public budget consultation session

Public urged to present and attend unified public budget session on big screen

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Liberals’ 2-year infrastructure plan set to take 5: documents

Government says 793 projects totalling $1.8 billion in federal funds have been granted extensions

Workers shouldn’t be used as ‘pawns’ in minimum wage fight: Wynne

Comments from Kathleen Wynne after demonstrators rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Canada

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

RCMP nail alleged sex toy thief

Shop owner plays a role in arrest

Ice-cream-eating bear draws controversy

An Alberta Wildlife Park posted a video this week of one of their bears going through a Dairy Queen drive-through

Most Read