Sage Creek’s First Annual “Run Sage Creek”
Sage Creek will be hosting its first community run this October, with courses for all ages and skill levels. Organized by the Parent Advisory Council at École Sage Creek with the support of their volunteers, the run is meant to attract runners and non-runners alike for a fun-filled community event.
Becky Hryniuk, who is serving as Race Director for Run Sage Creek, has been an avid runner for 11 years and an event she loved attending growing up, was the Run at the Ridge in Whyte Ridge, where her family lived. “I just loved that it was a community event, with everyone in the area coming out to run it,” Hryniuk explained. She was excited to create a similar event in Sage Creek, her home now for six years, where she lives with her husband and children.
The first annual Run Sage Creek will take place October 7, 2018. There will be a 1k, 3k, 5k and 10k run. “We included the shorter distances because even if people aren’t runners we still want them to come out, even if they just walk the first year, a couple years down the road they might be up to trying the run,” says Hryniuk.
All run routes will take place within Sage Creek, taking advantage of the beautiful trails and scenery. The 1k is a fun run meant for children, however parents and guardians can run with their little ones at no charge if they need some extra encouragement on race day. The three longer routes will all be timed using chip technology, a nice feature for those looking to beat a personal best. While there is a fee to participate, all the money is staying in the community with profits going to the Parent Advisory Council at École Sage Creek.
Participants are encouraged to register before August 31in order to guarantee a Run Sage Creek t-shirt will be included in their race kit. All those who register after August 31st will receive their t-shirt as soon as possible from a pick-up location within the city. Deadline to register is 2:00pm on October 6. There will be no race day registration with the exception of parents and guardians signing up to join their child for the 1k.
Those looking to log some miles before the big day can check out the Sage Creek Run Club, which meets every week. The group adjusts their speed and routes depending on the experience and fitness levels of the runners that show up. The Run Club is absolutely free for anyone who would like to participate and offers family runs for those with children.
For more information about Run Sage Creek and the Run Club, visit www.runsagecreek.com.