Fun run helps Habitat

Lace up your runners and help someone have a place to call home.

The eighth annual Habitat for Humanity Fun Run takes place at Predator Ridge July 15.

“The $10 entry fee each participant contributes goes directly to the Vernon chapter of Habitat for Humanity,” said Terry Clements, one of the organizers.

Habitat is currently constructing a tri-plex housing unit on East Hill.

“The three young families who will live in the building and enjoy no-interest mortgages, coupled with no down payments and flexible payments based on income, are working on the site on a daily basis to accrue the 500 hours of sweat equity per family that eventually must be accumulated to qualify,” said Clements.

“Building homes, building hope is the battle cry of the local group and we are fulfilling that ambitious goal.”

Participants for the run may pre-register by calling 250-558-3443 or e-mailing Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. at the Predator fitness centre and prize presentations, coffee and muffins follow the race.

“Everyone attending the Fun Run is invited to tour Predator Ridge and familiarize themselves with the many changes that have taken place here over the last few years,” said Clements.