The seventh annual Holiday Hustle 5k and 2k Run, Walk and Dance-Walk is happening this Sunday, Dec. 9 in Sechelt at 9:30 a.m. This family-friendly festive event starts and finishes at the Seaside Centre, where there’ll be goodies, prizes and live music by a jazz trio from Chatelech Secondary School.
Net proceeds support the Chatelech and Elphinstone running teams. Donations for the running teams, as well as the Elves Club, are collected during registration.
Every entrant gets a free Santa hat, and participants are encouraged to dress in red and white, or in their favourite Christmas costume. Both the 2k and 5k courses loop around Sechelt roads, including the Cowrie Street main business area.
The top three male and female finishers will receive custom tree ornaments. Every participant and volunteer will have a chance to win one of many draw prizes donated by local businesses.
Online registration is open until 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Walk-up registrations will be accepted at the Seaside Centre on race day from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.
To sign up to run, walk or volunteer, visit pacesetterathletic.club/hh5k/, or call Teresa at 604-885-8849 if you don’t have Internet access.
– Submitted by Teresa Nightingale