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Enderby runner plans Mabel Lake marathon
A marathon runner herself, Patricia Cech (pronounced Check) is organizing a new, fall run in the North Okanagan.
The Cech It Out Marathon is slated for Sunday, Nov. 2, starting at 8 a.m. from the Mabel Lake Golf Course parking lot.
“I’m trying to kick off a marathon that would benefit any runner in the vicinity that’s interested in a fall marathon, and one that’s pretty close,” said Cech, owner of Curves in Armstrong.
“I ran this route last fall and I’ve run 15 marathons in total – including this one – and it’s an incredible route, so perfect. Runners are going to like this one.”
Runners wil basically run back to Enderby along Enderby-Mabel Lake Road which is all along the Shuswap River. Cech expects traffic to be minimal as “all the holiday folks have gone home.”
Cech has added on some miles by taking a detour down Brash Allen Road which happens when runners are almost back to Enderby.
“There’s a five-k route we do right in Enderby which is pretty neat in itself because it’s down the River Walk and winds through Enderby,” said Cech. “We end up at the Enderby Chamber where there will be room to change, get warm and eat; all that good stuff.”
The event can be shared by two runners with each runner doing a half-marathon.
Cech said she is working on an entry fee of approximately $35 with proceeds going to a fundraising cause for Enderby and area communities.
Volunteers and, of course, runners are needed to make the marathon happen.
Contact Cech at 250-550-8288 or 250-838-5640, or you can e-mail her at PatriciaatCurves@gmail.com.