Loop the Lake returning for 25th run
Registration is now open for one of the Columbia Valley’s longest ‘running’ sporting events – Loop the Lake, which is returning after a two-year pandemic hiatus on Saturday, August 6.
Three race options are available, the half-marathon, the 10 km and five km, with staggered start times.
The half-marathon begins at 8 a.m.
Enjoy the beautiful and scenic 21.1 km course along Westside Road, and through the District of Invermere. The course will start at College of the Rockies / David Thompson Secondary School (DTSS), and finish at the Rotary Ball Park. (See the race map below.)
The 10K road race starts at 8:30 a.m. and winds its way up and down Westside Road, and through the streets of downtown Invermere. The course will start at the college / DTSS and finish at the Rotary Ball Park.
And the five km race begins at the college/DTSS at 8:45 a.m.
From the start, the course runs south along 15th Avenue, loops back to 13th Avenue and then works it way towards downtown Invermere, joining the other racers from the 10k and half marathon. From there it is a short sprint to the finish line, at the Rotary Ball Park.
Loop the Lake has announced a new charitable partnership this year.
Embrace International Foundation focuses on serving people living with disabilities. Most of Embrace’s work is international – helping children with special needs, and their parents who live in either poverty or extreme poverty in Central American and Africa. The charity makes a priority of helping single mothers who have children living with disabilities.
Embrace also provides meaningful support to children with special needs right here in Canada. Recently the charity contributed to building a sensory room for autistic children in Alberta’s public school system. Embrace plans to replicate this initiative in the Rocky Mountain School District with proceeds raised directly from Loop the Lake.
Register for the race before June 15 to take advantage of early bird prices!