Runners itching to get their first taste of the finish line won’t have to wait much longer. The Heights Fiver, the first road race of the season, is set to kick off Sunday.
Mild temperatures predicted in the forecast means nearly 100 runners are expected to come out for the five kilometre or five mile event. Race Organizer, Cam McNamara, says it’s a relatively flat and easy race which is inviting to the elite runner to those just starting out. “It’s nice to get a short one in early so you can not kill yourself on a big long half marathon or something like that and this is a good way to get out without having to be nervous about it.”
President of the Prince George Road Runners, Dennis Belogh, says the first race of the season is about inspiring others to do their best. “Just having that one person say ‘I’m so happy, that’s the fastest I’ve ever ran,’ is great, you leave the event saying we did something good today.”
The Heights Fiver will start at 9 a.m. Sunday at 6989 Gladstone Drive. The entrance fee is $10 for the five kilometre event and $15 for the five mile event. To sign up, go to strideandglide.ca/events.