Path through the woods

This Sunday: The Cortes Half Marathon

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Cortes Half Marathon starts at Smelt Bay this Sunday, September 19th, at 8:30 AM.

The idea grew out of the runs that Peter Wrinch, CEO of Hollyhock, made during the pandemic. A friend suggested they organize a marathon. The Cortes Market and Cortes Natural Food Co-op partnered with Hollyhock to sponsor the event. Volunteers came forward from the community.

Image credit:  Getting ready to run by Malik Skydsgaard on Unsplash

There will be a 5k, 10k and 22K run.

Runners pay a registration fee, which ranges from $5 to $25 depending on their route.

The proceeds will be used to pay for event costs, but the organizers are also hoping to use this event as a fund raiser.

“Any remaining money will go to the Last Stand for Forests in support of the Fairy Creek blockades,” said Wrinch.

Want to register as a runner? volunteer to help run the event? Or learn more about it? – go to Cortes Half

Top photo credit: One of the paths that will be taken by people running in the Cortes Half Marathon on Sunday Sept 19th – Photo courtesy Cortes Half Marathon