The first Morice Mountain cabin to cabin run challenge had 65 registrants as far as Smithers to Prince George on July 22, 2017. There were three divisions registrants could participate in. A 22.5 kilometer run from the Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Lodge to the Alpine Lodge, a 5.5 kilometer run, and a three kilometer race for children.
“I have received a ton of emails about how much people liked the event,” said Greg Yeomans, president of the Nordic Morice Mountain Ski Club. “The event sells the amazing trails we have. Even the fellow from New Hampshire that got stuck in Denver is determined to make it next year. I think this event is going to become big and generate income for the area.”
Yeomans said that the success of this year’s cabin to cabin run is thanks to all of the volunteers and sponsors donating to the event.
“There were also some really fast times,” said Yeomans.
“Liam Sienen, local Houston resident, lead the three kilometer run in a blistering 15 minutes and 51 seconds. Former resident Kameron Shoesmith from Vanderhoof lead the 5.5 kilometer race with a time of 27 minutes and 45 seconds, and in the 22.5 kilometer event four runners finished in under two hours.”
The fastest of the four runners for the 22.5 kilometer cabin to cabin run was Micheal Jordan with a time of one hour 47 minutes and 54 seconds.
“The youngest running at the event for the three kilometer run was a four year old, and the oldest in the 22.5 kilometer event was 69,” said Yeomans.
Yeomans added that a local teacher who finished the long event in one hour and 53 minutes suggested that the trails would be perfect for the BC High School Cross Country races. “They are expected to go in October and might be held here.”
“Over all I would characterize the event as a big success and look forward to it being much bigger next year.”
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