April 21st, 2024

Sunset Scamper race heading back to the starting line in support of HALO

By ANNA SMITH on April 3, 2024.

asmith@medicinehatnews.com

The course is set for the Cypress Sunset Scamper on Saturday, as runners line up to raise funds for HALO.

This year will be the second edition of what organizer Darryl Smith intends to make an annual event, with the courses further refined and the addition of a three-kilometre track for younger participants or beginners.

Smith stated that he believes it will take a few years yet to get the event perfected, but he has enjoyed fine-tuning where runners will go and putting everything together alongside Dawn Funk and Jocelyn Encinas, who are his partners in the endeavour.

“The race is still in support of HALO,” said Smith. “It’s really important to have them here, they can affect families in a very positive way, if they need service and get them to medical facilities as quickly as possible.”

The community involvement has increased, a testament to the success of the last year, said Smith, who commended everyone who’s set the time aside to help, from local fire and police, county staff, to the 20-40 volunteers required to make the event possible.

“Everyone is just so organized, and so on the ball,” said Smith. “I’m so grateful for all the work that’s being put in to make the run even better than it was last year. The stronger presence you have in the community, and the better this is going to be.”

Registration is still open, and will be until roughly 4 p.m. on the day of the run, for a fee of $35, or $30 for those under the age of 16. Everyone who participates will receive a participation medal.

The 10-kilometre race will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Eagle Butte High School, followed by the 5 km race at 6:45. Further details can be found at racepro.ca/css/

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