Richmond's ageless seniors set to hit the trail on Sunday

Hundreds of active seniors are getting set to descend on the Middle Arm Dike Trail on Sunday for the fifth annual Forever Young 8K run/walk.

Members and guests of the (over age 55) Forever Young Club, which organizes the event, will converge at the Richmond Olympic Oval plaza at 8:30 a.m., before heading west for four kilometres along the dike to Terra Nova and back.

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And if you haven’t yet signed up, there is still time to register before the Thursday online deadline or on the day itself.

There are many senior walkers and runners in Richmond and the event, said organizers, is a “chance for them to gain well-deserved recognition for their commitment to fitness.”

The club celebrates active seniors, by setting an example to encourage all seniors to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

For their $50 entry fee, each participant will get a technical T-shirt, a medal, chipped timing, snacks and coffee and draw prizes.

Runners will be categorized in increments of five years, starting at 55.

Proceeds from the event will also go to the club’s charity of choice, the Dream On Seniors Wish Foundation.

There will also be a bunch of post-race entertainment at the Olympic Oval plaza, including a mini seniors expo and 70s and 80s music by Radio Breeze 104.3. 

To register online by Thursday, go to ForeverYoung8k.ca.

However, if you miss online registration, simply go to the Package Pickup locations, where late registrations will be accepted via cash or cheque only.

Package pickup locations:

Friday, Sept. 6, from 4 – 7 p.m. at The Run Inn, 2331 W. 41 Ave., Vancouver;

Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 – 4 p.m. at The Richmond Olympic Oval;

Sunday, Sept. 8, (race day morning) from 7:30 a.m. at the Richmond Olympic Plaza registration desk.

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