Silver City Days: Bocce and Fun Run ready to roll

The Silver City Days Fun Run hits the pavement on Sunday with some added incentive for early registrants.

Silver City Days will not be without its focus on fitness as it gets set to host the Colombo Lodge 10th annual AM Ford Bocce Classic at the Trail Curling Club and the Silver City Days Fun Run.

Close to 30 teams will get ready to roll in the Bocce Classic that goes from 2 to 11 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The Silver City Days Fun Run hits the pavement on Sunday with some added incentive for early registrants.

Those who register before 7 p.m. on Friday will be eligible for a special draw for a $200 gift certificate to Gerick Sports. While race-day registration will go between 7:45 and 8:45 Sunday morning with the start scheduled for 9 a.m.

Last year’s run saw close to 270 participants take to the pavement in Sunningdale. The run starts in Gyro Park  follows the river, circles Sunningdale and returns along the sidewalk. Entrants in the 5K will finish at Gyro, while the 10K competitors head towards East Trail, and eventually a loop of downtown Trail before heading back to the finish at Gyro.

The event is open to everyone from elite runners to walkers.

Prizes will be awarded to the top place finishers in each group and random draws will award lucky participants at the awards presentation where refreshments are provided by local businesses.

The entry fee is $5 for a walker and $10 to run. To register early contact Gerick Cycle and Sports at 364-1661or download entry form at www.trailtrackclub.ca or email dhoran@telus.net.