The sun was out, pathways were fairly clear of ice, and even people who had limited amount of sleep came out to set their new year off on the right foot with a run.
The four kilometre run started at the bottom of Dry Dock Road and the route took runners along the shoreline to the Rotary Waterfront Park and back.
The annual fun Resolution Run, put on by the Rupert Runners, had one of its biggest turnouts yet, said event organizer Jamie Komadina. There were approximately 70 people who came out, some in unique outfits — there was a unicorn and bird.
“This is one of our fun run events, so no registration, it’s just for fun. Everybody gets together. The weather is perfect today,” Komadina said following the run.
There were 15 players out from the Prince Rupert Sea Wolves peewee rep team who participated in both the run and the Polar Bear Swim at Rushbrook Harbour.
“I’m here for my team, Prince Rupert Sea Wolves, to help raise money for us and for charity,” said player Jonathan Pirillo.
His team used the run and the swim to collect pledges. They were able to raise approximately $2,000, half of which will go toward travel costs and the other half will go to a local charity.
“People always give to them and this community has been really supportive,” said Leigh-Anne Magnusson, one of the peewee rep team’s coordinators.
At 1 p.m., after the run, the Sea Wolves headed down to the icy cold waters at Rushbrook for a quick dip, while most of the other runners watched holding a hot cup of cocoa or coffee provided by the Rotary Club and Tim Horton’s.