Volunteers get ready for two Summerland races

This will be my 24th opportunity to work with the volunteers and participants in the Giant's Head Run and Man of Steel Triathlon.

How time flies when you are having fun!

It amazes me that this will be my 24th opportunity to work with the awesome volunteers and participants in the Giant’s Head Run and Man of Steel Triathlon.

It takes one volunteer for every eight participants in our races and we have almost 100 volunteers for our races.

These volunteers cover registration, package pick up, timing, results and road traffic marshaling.

We couldn’t organize a race this huge without volunteer help, so thank you.

Speaking about volunteers, we should recognize the Action Festival Committee.

What an incredible group of people who are planning throughout the year for the festival that has happened on the first weekend of June for the past 30 years.

In 30 years the committee has changed members and each year this brings new ideas.

Check out www.summerlandactionfestival.com for the great line up of activities.

A parade, live entertainment, dance, slo-pitch tourney, fishing derby, Giant’s Head Run and Man of Steel Triathlon are just a few of the activities.

In 30 years imagine the changes that have happened with the Giant’s Head Run and Man of Steel Triathlon. Running shoes, bikes and bathing suits have changed.  But the event and routes haven’t changed and this makes it something that everyone can accomplish.

The races are as competitive as you want to make them and first time participants/families of all ages are welcome.

Every race participant is eligible for the $1,500 worthof draw prizes, and medals are given to the top three finishers in each of the race categories.

Commemorative shirts are given to each race participant and if you’d like to stroll through our memory lane of past shirts, check the lobby at the Aquatic Centre later this month.

You may have more of these shirts than you remember.

Giant’s Head Run and Man of Steel Triathlon is scheduled for Saturday, June 2 and you can register in person at the Aquatic Centre or on-line at www.runningroom.com

Register before May 25 to get the reduced early fees.

Also a big thank you to all the volunteers for Earth Day and the Rick Hansen Relay.Summerland residents, you’re the best.

Brenda Ingram is the Programs and Facilities Manager for the District of Summerland and proud to be a long-time resident of this great community.

 

 

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