Run raises $2,500 for Quesnel school breakfast program

Coming into the finishing line of the fifth annual St. Patricks Day Pace and Pint 5K March 16. Lindsay Chung photo
A high-five at the finish of the fifth annual St. Patricks Day Pace and Pint 5K. Lindsay Chung photo
Coming into the finish line of the fifth annual St. Patricks Day Pace and Pint 5K March 16 along the Riverfront Trail. This year’s event featured a new 2K Kids Run and raised $2,500 for the Quesnel Partners for Student Nutrition. The Pace and Pint, which is sponsored by Reason 2 Run and The Cariboo Hotel, attracted 131 runners and walkers, including 14 participants in the Kids Run. See more photos on page B11. Lindsay Chung photo
Nearing the finish line in the fifth annual St. Patricks Day Pace and Pint 5K March 16 along the Riverfront Trail. Lindsay Chung photo
Walkers taking part in the fifth annual St. Patricks Day Pace and Pint 5K March 16 along the Riverfront Trail. Lindsay Chung photo
Runners take off during the fifth annual St. Patricks Day Pace and Pint 5K March 16 along the Riverfront Trail. This year’s event featured a new 2K Kids Run and raised $2,500 for the Quesnel Partners for Student Nutrition. The Pace and Pint, which is sponsored by Reason 2 Run and The Cariboo Hotel, attracted 131 runners and walkers, including 14 participants in the Kids Run. Lindsay Chung photo
The first finisher in this year’s inaugural St. Patricks Day 2K Kids’ Run March 16. The kids’ run was a new addition to the St. Patricks Day Pace and Pint 5K, which is now in its fifth year. The event, sponsored by Reason 2 Run and The Cariboo Hotel, raised $2,500 for the Quesnel Partners for Student Nutrition. One hundred and 31 runners and walkers participated, including 14 kids. Lindsay Chung photo
This year’s St. Patricks Day Pace and Pint 5K event included a new 2K Kids Run, with 14 participants. Lindsay Chung photo
A race to the finish during the St. Patricks Day 2K Kids Run March 16. The Kids Run was a new addition to the St. Patricks Day Pace and Pint 5K, now in its fifth year. Fourteen kids took part in the run, and 131 people participated in the 2K and the 5K, raising $2,500 for the Quesnel Partners for Student Nutrition. Lindsay Chung photo
A race to the finish during the St. Patricks Day 2K Kids Run March 16. The Kids Run was a new addition to the St. Patricks Day Pace and Pint 5K, now in its fifth year. Fourteen kids took part in the run, and 131 people participated in the 2K and the 5K, raising $2,500 for the Quesnel Partners for Student Nutrition. Lindsay Chung photo

The green shirts and funny hats were almost as bright as the blue skies Saturday, as runners and walkers gathered behind the Cariboo Hotel for the fifth annual St. Patricks Day Pace and Pint 5K.

Participants followed members of the Quesnel Pipes and Drums to the starting line under the Fraser River Foot Bridge and ran or walked five kilometres along the Riverfront Trail.

One hundred and thirty one people participated and raised $2,500 for the Quesnel Partners for Student Nutrition. This year’s event featured a new 2K Kids Run which 14 kids took part in. The Pace and Pint is sponsored by Reason 2 Run and The Cariboo Hotel and raises money for different community groups and organizations. This was the fifth year for the event. “We were happy to have the 14 kids for the first time, and that’s what we want to grow,” said Candace Miller, owner of Reason 2 Run. “It was fun. Hopefully we’ll have a bit more of a push for next year for the kids.” Miller also appreciated the festive spirit of the day, as many runners and walkers wore green clothes and/or sported fun St. Patrick’s Day-themed accessories. “It was nice that people were festive in their green,” she said. “They really had fun with that.”


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