Rupert Runners Club
Rupert Runners was founded on October 3, 1988 by Chuck McTavish and Ray Leonard in an attempt to encourage recreational and competitive running in Prince Rupert. Chuck, along with Frank DeBlass, had already instigated the Glory Days 10km road race in 1986, adding a 5km Component in 1988, and seen it grow to the biggest running event in the Northwest.
In April 1990 the club took over the City of Prince Rupert’s Annual half-marathon and increased the participation from a dozen or so to nearly 50 by adding a two-person relay category. A four-person relay Category was later added along with 8 km, further increasing the participation.
Another event was established in 2001, which is Skeena River Relay. The ten-stage relay starts in Prince Rupert, BC the “Ocean Gateway of the North” and follows the majestic Skeena River, known to the Tsimshian First Nation as the “River of Mist”. The event finishes in Terrace after 140 km of the road that hugs the banks of the Skeena River as the Coast Mountains rise straight up on the other side. The 9th annual Skeena River Relay attracted 29 teams from the Northwest area.
The upcoming Cannery Road Race is now there seventh season. The race is set to take place Saturday, September 18/10, start and finish at the North Pacific Fishing Village.
In addition to the Kids 1K fun run, there will also be a 5K, 10K and 21K event.
For more information on the Rupert Runners and there event, check the website of www.rupertrunners.com.
Rupert Runner’s President
Rupert Runner’s Vice-President