The first springtime run for the Rupert Runners and area jogging enthusiasts is upon the city when the 34th Annual Prince Rupert Half Marathon Plus 8 takes over Highway 16 on Sunday.
The 34th annual event will divide runners into competitive age categories of males/females under 40, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-plus.
Runners and walkers start at the Lester Centre, then work their way towards Highway 16. The half-marathon and two-person relay participants stop at the Galloway Rapids rest area, then turn around. The relay teams must provide their own transportation and for the eight-kilometre runners, they’ll head out and around Highway 16 and back.
In-person registration for Sunday’s run can be done on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre and before the race on Sunday from Noon until 12:45 p.m. The number of T-shirts are limited for participants and awards, medals and refreshments will be handed out afterwards at the Lester Centre. Discounts are available during registration for BC Athletics members and Rupert Runners members.
The half-marathon commences at 1 p.m. with the eight-kilometre run scheduled for 2 p.m.