Whitehorse Daily Star

Fun run/walk ends for the season

It was a beautiful sunny evening Tuesday night at Rotary Peace Park,

By John Tonin on September 4, 2019

It was a beautiful sunny evening Tuesday night at Rotary Peace Park, perfect running or walking weather for the final Sports Experts 5km Fun Run/Walk.

The runners followed the Millennium Trail on their five-kilometere run.

The weekly fun runs began in May and were a staple of the running communities summer up until September.

Scott Williams was the quickest to return to Rotary Peace Park on Tuesday completing the five kilometres in 20 minutes and 15 seconds. Making the win even more impressive is that he pushed his son’s stroller throughout the race.

Ben Yu Schott was the next runner to reach the finish line. He posted a time of 21 minutes and 52 seconds. Yu Shott was nearly four minutes quicker than the third-place runner, Tyler Bradford.

Laura Salmon was the fastest woman to run the five kilometres. She reached the finish line, in front of the new playground, in 25 minutes and 40 seconds.

Selena Boothroyd was the next back finishing in 26 minutes and 31 seconds. Dannika Mikkelsen nabbed the third-place time in 30 minutes and 46 seconds.

It may have been the final Fun Run/Walk on the calendar but there are still plenty of running events happening throughout the month.

This weekend, teams will be competing in the Klondike Trail of ‘98 International Road Relay which will begin Friday evening in Skagway. The athletes will follow the trail of the Gold Rush Stampeders and arrive in Whitehorse on Saturday.

The kids’ race will start in Carcross bright and early on Saturday.

Two weeks after the Road Relay the Yukon Cross Country Championships will be held at the Mount McIntyre ski trails.

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