Cultus Lake – On Saturday (October 14th) will see the running of the 15th annual Give’r Take 30 Around the Lake trail race, where participants run around Cultus Lake. The event starts and finishes at Main Beach, but in between runners traverse hiking and mountain bike trails on Vedder Mountain, then some road down from Columbia Valley and by Lindell Beach, before going back on trails in the provincial park, exiting through SunnySide Campground and along to Main Beach.
Some 150 participants are registered for the 30km solo event; 75 teams of two are entered for the relay event (with 17km and 13km+ legs), and 13 hardy runners will take on the 60km event – two loops of the course (and lake). The 60km ultra runners start by 5:30 Saturday morning, doing the first loop in the opposite direction, before joining the 30km and relay participants for the 9am start.
This year, is a slightly revised and new route from the previous 14 races, so a new course record will be set.
While the majority of the 313 runners come from the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland, there are entries from as far away as Alberta and Saskatchewan. (In previous years participants have come from the USA and Europe.) They are supported by some 60 volunteers.
The 30km race starts at 9am; first finishers are expected to cross the line between 11:15-11:30am. Awards will be at the finish area at 1:30 pm.
More details at: http://aroundthelake.ca/ ; and Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/aroundthelakegivertake30/