South Peace News
Smoky River Runners held its third annual Family Day, Frosty Fun Run, Feb. 16.
This year’s event was sponsored by McLennan Parks and Recreation Board, with the McLennan Royal Purple donating the Elks Hall for registration and for participants to get ready for the run.
In anticipation of a small turnout, Smoky River Runners Club, founder and coach, Michelle Phillips, changed the rules this year, so unlike previous years, there was no competitive factor to the run. Instead, when each runner completed a lap of the track, he or she had their name entered in a draw, so the more rounds one completed the better the odds of winning.
There was also a prize for the runner who completed the most laps and all participants received a Smoky River Runners badge to stitch to a backpack or jacket.
Along with having no competitive feature to the event, participants could run or walk at whatever pace they chose, with the primary objective being to encourage individuals and families to do something fun and healthy together.
The weather was cold for the run, but not bad compared to previous years. However, due to recent snow, members of the RCMP from the McLennan and Peace River detachments, used two skidoos to groom the Lakeview trail prior to the event.