Totem-to-totem marathon coming soon

  • Jul. 2, 2008 2:00 p.m.

Totem-to-totem marathon organizer Andy Wilson has been getting inquiries from as far away as Italy about the big run, which is set to take off from the Kaay Llnagaay Heritage Centre early on the morning of July 26. “We are expecting a lot of people from all over,” Mr. Wilson said. “We’re getting a lot of people from the Vancouver area. and lots of interest from around the islands.” Mr. Wilson said runners will have a choice of a full marathon course, half marathon, or 10 km, as well as a 2.5 km “marafun” walk to the community hall for a pancake breakfast. New this year is that the course has been officially measured, which means the marathon is now a fully sanctioned event. The full marathon course will take runners from the six totems standing outside the heritage centre, through Skidegate, up the highway with its views of the ocean, beach and trees, to St. Mary’s Spring, then back the same way to the six poles. Mr. Wilson is still looking for local sponsors and volunteers interested in helping. There will be a meeting for volunteers July 10 at 7:30 pm at the heritage centre. If you’re interested in more information about the run, check out the excellent website at totemtototem.com

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