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Kananaskis 100 relay race stronger than ever

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The Kananaskis 100-Mile relay once again had strong participation in 2015, two years after having to cancel the event due to the flood of 2013.

“We had really good numbers and everyone was glad we were back,” said Cheryl Lowery, Hostelling International special events manager.

This year’s run will take place on June 25 in Longview. The K-100 is a major fundraiser for Hostelling International Canada’s Pacific Mountain Region, and monies raised are used to maintain and develop regional hostels and fund special projects. Starting in Longview, participants in this running competition will wind their way down Highway 541 towards the majestic Rocky Mountains. Runners travel along the Highwood Pass and continue into the Kananaskis Valley. The relay race ends in Nakiska in Kananaskis Country — where runners can partake in a western Alberta barbecue day.

The K-100 relay is popular and is limited to 180 teams, so participants are encouraged to sign up early. For more information or to register visit www.hihostels.ca

 

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