The ever-popular Forever Young 8K Run is returning next month after a two-year hiatus during the pandemic.
The seventh annual event – the only one of its kind in Canada solely for people age 55 and over – usually attracts hundreds of local runners, joggers and walkers and will kick off 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12 outside the Richmond Olympic Oval.
At the last event in 2019, the oldest participant was 89-year-old Bina Henderson.
There will be a pre-race warm-up with Lynn Walters, who will also lead participants in the singing of the national anthem.
The cost to enter, by Sept. 9, is $50, rising to $63 for walk-ups on the day.
Included in the registration fee is:
post-race snacks and coffee
bottle of B.C. wine will be awarded to the first place
finisher in each age category.
Participants age 90 and over can register for free.
Exhibitors and sponsors will have their tents on the plaza outside the Oval.
For more information and how to register, go to Foreveryoung8k.ca.
According to the event brochure, “This event is a chance for (seniors) to gain well-deserved recognition for their commitment to fitness.”
The Forever Young 8K is sanctioned by BC Athletics and is a non-profit event.