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FUN RUNS BEGIN – Participants take off at the start of the first Tuesday night Fun Run of the season this week at F.H. Collins Secondary School. The runs take place weekly into the fall. This week’s race was won by Dawson City’s Jack Amos, who finished in 16 minutes, 45 seconds. Left - STRONG FINISH – Jack Amos powers to the finish of the first Tuesday night Fun Run of the season this week.

Weekly Fun Runs begin in Riverdale

A season of Athletics Yukon Fun Runs began Tuesday night with more than 30 people taking part.

By Marissa Tiel on May 18, 2017

A season of Athletics Yukon Fun Runs began Tuesday night with more than 30 people taking part.

The course, which covers five kilometres from F.H. Collins Secondary School, along the paved Millennium Trail and back along residential roads, has remained largely unchanged since the runs began three decades ago, said organizer Don White.

The races are different things to different people. Some are using the 5K to track their improvements over the season, others use them as an excuse to get out.

“It allows people to come out to run with other people on the pavement,” said White.

For the youth group he coaches, the runs will also serve as a timetrial about every month to gauge how their training is going.

The Tuesday night Fun Runs occur alongside a trail option for those that crave dirt instead of pavement under their feet.

That series kicked off last Thursday. The location changes every week, with the most current information being shared on the Athletics Yukon Facebook page.

Tonight’s run is scheduled for Chadburn Lake Blue Trail and starts at 6:30 p.m.

This series also runs for the summer and into the fall and will preview Yukon River Trail Marathon legs leading up to the end-of-July race.

Fun Run Results

  1. Jack Amos 16:45

  2. Joe Parker 17:58

  3. Darby McIntyre 18:49

  4. Jeff Larsen 19:04

  5. Naiose Dempsey 19:07

  6. Tedd Tucker 19:33

  7. Anett Kralisch 20:18

  8. Jason Mackey 20:25

  9. Thomas Moore 20:33

  10. Neil Mikkelson 20:56

  11. Lauren Whyte 21:11

  12. Isaac O’Brien 21:25

  13. Tom Ullyett 21:26

  14. Fraser Love 21:26

  15. Laura Wells 21:35

  16. Ross King 22:05

  17. Hannah Shier 22:15

  18. Emily Wale 22:51

  19. Ben Harper 23:11

  20. Maya Cairns-Locke 25:38

  21. Tammy Kingston 25:46

  22. Chester Kelly 26:02

  23. Terri Cairns 26:07

  24. Shailyn Drukis 26:38

  25. Maureen Johnstone 26:49

  26. Mark Smith 27:06

  27. Kelli Taylor 28:22

  28. Greta Gray 31:02

  29. Maureen Nielsen 31:02

  30. Ava Irving-Staley 31:25

  31. Peter Staley 31:28

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