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Athletes Converge at Sun Peaks Resort
September 5, 2012: Dirty Feet Mountain Run, Nancy Greene’s Little Big Golf Challenge & BC Masters Sun Peaks Hill Climb

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Sun Peaks, BC - Athletes of all ages and abilities will converge at Sun Peaks for a variety of different sports this fall. Strong registration numbers point to a continuation of the recent successful summer events at the four season resort community.

Destination trail runners and racers from all over British Columbia will compete in the North Face Dirty Feet Mountain Run this Saturday for the 5km or 16km courses. The longer course will lead up and back down Tod Mountain utilizing existing trails. Organizers are looking forward to a successful event with close to 100 people registered to date. Volunteers are also encouraged to participate by signing up for many different roles on the mountain during race day. Interested competitors and volunteers can find more information here. Online registration closes on September 6 and race day registration is not available.

Also on September 8, young and old will pair up on the Sun Peaks Golf Course to raise money for the Sun Peaks Health Association and the Sun Peaks Education Society. Nancy Greene’s Little Big Golf Challenge will have fun competitions on every green of the 9-hole competition, as well as winners in several different categories. As a new format for Nancy Greene’s annual charity golf tournament, participants can expect to have a great time with each other while raising funds for the community. Teams looking to participate are encouraged to register as soon as possible as the cap of 35 teams is close.

On September 23, the Heffley Louis Creek Road and Sun Peaks Road from Heffley Creek to Sun Peaks Resort will become a personal challenge for over 50 road bikers. The BC Masters Sun Peaks Hill Climb will feature a 35 kilometer route winding from the valley floor to the alpine village. Based on last year’s successful Interior Grasslands Cycling Club event, this year has been expanded to include members of the public.

The hill climb organizers are looking forward to the event and the challenging terrain the route contains, comparing some sections to Tour de France elevation and curves.

“Cyclists are drawn to the challenge of a major climb,” says John Tilley, coach of the Interior Grasslands Cycling Club. “The most challenging section will be the switchbacks after the cattle guard at Whitecroft.”

The race will begin at 9:00am at Heffley Creek and will finish at approximately 11:30am. Lunch and prizes will be held at Masa’s Bar + Grill in Sun Peaks’ village. For more information email maison.letrab@shaw.ca
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