This weekend's Handloggers Half Marathon has international competitors

Runners are lining up September 1 at 9 a.m.

In its fifth year of running, the Handloggers Half Marathon Trail Race will be hosting a truly international field of participants. 

Runners will toe up to the start line at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.  

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This year our pre-race registration shows entries from both Europe and Asia as well as from all across North America. 

It’s really exciting to see that the interest continues to grow and that people are beginning to plan the event into their Bowen Island vacation.  There is also a high percentage of returning runners in this year’s pre-registration which is also quite encouraging. Returning runners should note there will be a few small changes to the course this year to make the distance a bit closer to 21 kilometres. 

Our volunteer support has once again been fantastic in helping plan and boost the profile of the event through media and word of mouth. There are also those wonderful people who’ve come forward to help out on race day.  We couldn’t do this without a lot of help from our friends!  

Again this year the proceeds will be going to the Bowen Island Trail Society and the Akili Girls School in Kisumu, Kenya in support of their respective projects.  Proceeds are also getting a boost this year from the Race Day Ready training clinic by Bowen Island Adventures. 

Once again, we’ve got great prizes for the top men, women, masters, youths and relay teams.  We are so grateful for the support of all of our sponsors that have donated prizes, food, and water and the amazing group of volunteers that organize, prepare and administer the race.  For more information and to register online before August 31, visit  Day of Race registration is open from 8 to 8:45 a.m. at the ferry dock.  Handloggers Half Marathon is now a BC Athletics sanctioned event.

 We look forward to seeing you there!

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