Run-bike-run for fundraising fun

100 Mile House Fire-Rescue organizes off-road duathlon

An inaugural fundraiser for local youth programming offers a chance for folks to head out on the trails in a duathlon event.

It’s being put on by 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue (OMFR) at the 99 Mile Ski Trails on Sept. 21, and organizer Veronica Borg says it will become an annual event.

“We want to do more in the community because usually we meet people on their “worst day” – when we are on fire and medical calls.”

The Code Three Duathlon will involve a five-kilometre run, then a 15-km bicycle ride, followed by another five-km run.

“We are really trying to encourage a family event.”

Most of the route includes wider trails that are easier to run or bike over, but a few are narrower, single tracks that are a bit tougher to traverse, she explains.

Therefore, sharing the three event legs may be appropriate for groups with varied fitness levels.

OMFR welcomes parents, grandparents, siblings and children to register together, Borg says, adding groups may share the running and biking, providing each participant submits the fee.

Registration is $20 for adults or $15 for youth, and will include a race package including an event T-shirt (while supplies last), race number, and other related items.

Bottled-water stations will be set up along the way, she notes.

Borg explains registrations will be accepted online until noon on Sept. 20 (or by calling Borg at 250-395-1112 right up to the event), and participants only need to bring a mountain bike and a helmet.

All of the funds raised will be split equally for distribution by the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre for youth at risk programming in the community, and by the Hun City Mountain Bike Club, she adds.

Register online at (enter keyword Code Three at the top), or call Borg at 250-395-1112 for more information or a registration form.

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