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Richmond run/walk club for seniors set to restart

The Forever Young Club will kick-starts its activities Monday July 5, thanks to B.C. moving into Step 3 of the pandemic recovery phase
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The Forever Young Club is restarting its run/walks next week

After more than a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, a popular Richmond running club for seniors is about to kick-start its regular meet-ups.

Like many organizations, the Forever Young Club cancelled all its events in March 2020 due to the rapid spread of COVID-19.

However, with B.C. looking set to move into “Step 3” of the return to normal, the club has set its own return for a walk/run on Monday, July 5, with Waves Coffee House in Steveston at 8:30 a.m. the meeting place.

Club founder John Young said the group make its way along the South Dyke route, with coffee afterwards at Waves.

“After a 16-month break, we are looking forward to running and walking together and having coffee again,” said Young.

“As seniors, most of us have the single dose and a majority of us will have the second dose by club re-start day July 5.

“We may not get our usual 30 – 40 members out for the first time post-COVID, but we shall see how we do. 

“Depending on the heat factor we may reduce our workout but coffee afterwards is most important.”

After a one year absence, the club is also planning to bring back its signature annual event, The Forever Young 8K outside the Olympic Oval on Sunday, Sept. 12.

The club usually attracts about 250 – 300 seniors for a fun morning of exercise.  Registration is taking place now at www.foreveryoung8k.ca  and the early bird cut-off is July 1.