Eighty runners ready for Saturday’s marathon

  • Jul. 17, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Drivers on the highway near Skidegate usually watch for deer, but Saturday morning (July 19) a different kind of runner will hit the road for the seventh annual Totem to Totem marathon and races.Totem to Totem participants, up to an incredible 80 this year, enter in one of four categories: marathon (42 km); half marathon (21 km); 10 km Race; and Marafun, a 2.5 km walk to breakfast.The running races begin around 8 am at the poles at the Kay Centre and end in the same location. The course takes participants down Front Street in Skidegate, then back onto the highway where those running a full marathon will head to St. Mary’s Spring before turning back.Marafunners begin in the same location at 9 am, but their walk and a $10 ticket takes them to a delicious heart-healthy breakfast at the community hall.Volunteers make this event possible. Contact info@totemtototem.com to lend a hand or for more info.

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