The SportMedBC RunWalk team traveled to Moricetown, BC last Tuesday, June 21 for their 2nd annual 10K event. Moricetown is a village located between Smithers and New Hazelton, British Columbia.
SportMedBC’s RunWalk Manager Shannon McBurney describes the day, and the event.
“Running in Moricetown was one of the most enjoyable runs that I have experienced in a long, long time!
It was a beautiful morning and about 80 runners and walkers gathered for the 2nd Annual Kyah Wiget RunWalk event. We ran along the highway where Colleen Mitchell and Charmayne Gagnon set up a great course.
Now, running along the highway may not sound like a very glamorous and picturesque run! BUT, the whole community was so incredibly supportive of the event, and that really made things so exciting and fun.
With water and fruit stations along the way, cars were honking their horns and waving in support as participants continued through the course. It was wonderful to see so much support behind this community event.
Once I reached the 5K mark and made the turn to head back, every participant greeted me with a big smile and a wave. It was truly inspirational to see the residents greet one another with such happiness and enthusiasm.
Participating in the Kyah Wiget RunWalk event left me with a sense of renewal as a runner, but also on a personal level. Running in such a beautiful place, without any music and experiencing the support of all the other runners and walkers was something special.
Moricetown is an energetic and lively town. Tuesday, June 21st featured their RunWalk event followed by a community lunch, a baseball game and a traditional feast. They also have another RunWalk event, this time a 5K distance, scheduled this Friday at the Moricetown elementary school!
Congratulations to all the participants and residents of Moricetown, BC. Tuesday was a wonderful day, and SportMedBC and the RunWalk team was honoured to be a part of it!”