Sunday, June 12 is an opportunity to celebrate Aaron Sluggett's life and support an endowment fund that ensures that selected Bowen graduates have a head start in university tuition fees.
Yes, the 10km route from Bluewater to the Bowfest field is challenging, but worth the distance and worth the effort and satisfaction once you've crossed the finish line. Thanks to John Reid's beautiful trail system, the hardy 10ker's can avoid the Bowen Bay hill, and instead, wind up the lovely trails through Evergreen Acres.
Perhaps the 10km is a little steep for you right now? No problem! The 5km route is flat and wonderful. Okay, maybe not completely flat as there is a wee hill as participants climb Cates Hill Rd to enter Bowfest Field from Dorman Rd. But that's what separates the Bowen runners from the mainlanders... those hills make us stronger!
And for those wishing just a taste of a run, join us at the firehall for a 2km jaunt to the Bowfest field. Cates Hill is included so you don't feel left out.
Once you finish, delightful refreshments await you. But the food's nothing like you would normally see at a race finish: fresh baked pies, compliments of Savoury Island Pie Company, fresh muffins donated by Artisan Eats, watermelon and strawberries. Oh, yum.
Aaron's Scholarship will be awarded at the finish line at 10:30, and we will wish on and release 19 balloons celebrating Aaron's 19 years.
Registration deadline is Friday, June 10, 4 p.m. at Bowen Island Community Recreation. Or you can drop off your completed registration forms at Positively Fit Studio, 1044 Senior Rd. Maps and registration forms are available at positivelyfit.ca/events. For information and encouragement, call Mary 947 9601, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARY LETSON, Event Organizer