Dam run: Ring in spring with dam event

Everyone can celebrate the nice weather with a spring in their step by joining fellow walkers and joggers at the third annual Dam Run.

Everyone can celebrate the nice weather with a spring in their step by joining fellow walkers and joggers at the third annual Dam Run on Sunday.

The Dam Run, sponsored by Gerick Sports with volunteers from the High Altitude Triathlon Club, goes at 10 a.m. at the pull-out south of the railway crossing on Hwy. 22.

“So far we have had good weather for it,” said organizer Heather Johnson. “But it’s just to encourage people to get out and get on their feet, and come out and have a good time and meet the triathlon club and see what we’re all about.”

The five-kilometre run will follow the highway along the Columbia River to the Waneta Dam, then back to the pull-out. For those 10-K inclined, just repeat.

“There will be some fast guys wanting to go out and go 35 or 40 minutes for the 10K but it’s open to everybody.”

At the finish, runners will be rewarded with prizes donated from local businesses, and refreshments.

“This will be the third year the Dam Run has been going, and the first year it was arranged by Dallas Cain, then I took over and hopefully it keeps going and gets bigger.”

The run is a non-profit event with a nominal entry fee of $5 for the five-K and $10 for the 10-K to cover costs.

Register at Gerick’s or at the starting line until 9:30 a.m. Sunday.