Silver City Days sports Don’t miss Bocce and Run

Silver City Days is not just about rides, music, good food and drink.

  • May. 10, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Silver City Days is not just about rides, music, good food and drink.

For the athletically inclined, the AM FordColombo Lodge Bocce Classic and the Silver City Days Fun Run are veritable institutions that can’t be missed.

The Bocce tournament gets rolling at the Trail Curling Rink where up to 30 teams will vye for the coveted title.

All the bocce lanes will be going from noon to about 10 p.m. on Friday and will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a break so players can step outside and enjoy the parade.

Stop in, enjoy a refreshment and watch teams from around the Kootenays play their best bocce.

The Silver City Days Fun Run will hit the pavement Sunday at 9 a.m. looking to improve on its growing numbers.

“I’m hoping for 300 this year,” said organizer Dan Horan.

Despite rainy conditions the Fun Run attracted 110 runners and 142 walkers last year for a total of 252, exceeding the previous year’s total of 170.

The run starts and finishes at Gyro Park, and participants can choose to tackle five or 10-kilometre distances.

The team concept has been a popular entry with Teck’s Health and Wellness crew always making a good show, along with Kootenay Savings and other local businesses and organizations.

The run or walk is divided into age categories. In the 5K junior category: eight and under, 9-11, 12-15. For 10 K: 12 and under, 13-15 and in the Senior category, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-plus.

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 event is open to everyone from elite runners to the casual stroller.

“We have an incentive, everyone who pre-registers gets entered in a draw to win a $200 gift certificate for Gerick’s Cycle,” said Horan.

Early registration must be received by 7 p.m. Friday. Latecomers are still welcome but must register at Gyro Park on race day between 7:45 and 8:45 a.m.

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