Calling all runners: Mount Pope awaits you

The annual Mount Pope Run is celebrating its 37th year on Oct. 23 and as runners are gearing up.

  • Sep. 7, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

It’s that time of year again.

The annual Mount Pope Run is celebrating its 37th year on Oct. 23 and as runners are gearing up, organizer Keith Gordon looks forward to another good turnout.

“Last year was exciting. We had the most local runners take part than ever,” Gordon said.

And according to Gordon, the event still continues to draw runners from all over including Prince George and even as far as Alberta.

The Mount Pope Run began 37 years ago by Gordon Rennie. Since leaving Fort St. James, Rennie handed over the reins to Gordon who has organized the event every year since then.

Each year, the run begins at Cottonwood Beach. Runners will then proceed to tackle the Mount Pope Trail that includes a spectacular view as you reach the summit.

The event is open to anyone.

If you are in top marathon shape or just out for a day of fun and friendship, everyone is encouraged to take part.

“There is a walkers division as well,” Gordon says.

The run will have two starting times. Slower runners will begin at 9:00 a.m. while the more competitive runners will start at 10:00 a.m.

Walkers will set off at 8:00 a.m. on the Pope Trail.

If interested, and to find out more about the participation fee that includes a memory place mat for all runners/walkers, contact Keith Gordon at: (250) 996-8572 or (250) 996-3634.

 

 

 

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