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Steveston Ice-Breaker run returns Feb. 2

Lace up your shoes on Sunday, Feb. 2 because it will be the place to run, jog or walk in the annual Steveston Ice-Breaker 8k run organized since 1990s by the Richmond Kajaks Track and Field Club.

Strut your stuff or take it easy on the eight-kilometre course where all levels of abilities will be welcomed to participate in this community event starting at 8:30 a.m.

Don’t miss participating in one of the most scenic locations in the Lower Mainland. This flat, fast and certified distance is the first race of the Lower Mainland Road Race Series and second in the Timex Road Race Series. In addition, it is a great tune-up run for those running the first half on Feb. 16.

JJ Schmidt, race director and established coach of the Kajaks, says there is an improved start and finish. There’ll also be music, great food such as hot soup and pizza, and lots of coffee and hot chocolate to keep you warm  post-run. There will also be lots of draw prizes.

The run takes you along the South Arm of the Fraser River from the foot of No. 1 Road to No. 3 Road and back. Pre-race is from 7:a.m. to 8:15 a.m.  at the Steveston Community Centre. 4111 Moncton St .

Schmidt said, “I hope to have about 350 participants out on Sunday. I am very hopeful, and it will be a lot of fun.” So, be sure to mark your calendars for this community event and afterwards enjoy a stroll in the village.

The club hosts a number of quality meets and races throughout the year, giving all athletes the opportunity to test themselves in competition, while raising the funds necessary to maintain the high level of coaching and support Kajaks is known for.

To register on-line visit the runningroom.com For more information go to kajaks.org.

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