Devin Rodger and Shaun Koenig are in training for the fitness challenge as part of the Rick Hansen Relay in Enderby.

Devin Rodger and Shaun Koenig are in training for the fitness challenge as part of the Rick Hansen Relay in Enderby.

Enderby residents get active

Enderby residents set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen's Man In Motion tour during a relay April 3 and 4

Enderby residents are getting ready to celebrate a Canadian hero.

A number of activities are planned for the 25th anniversary Rick Hansen Relay April 3 and 4.

“We want to show how amazing Enderby and area is,” said Patricia Cech, one of the organizers.

Hansen wheelchaired around the world to raise awareness and funds for spinal cord research.

The inaugural Enderby in Motion five-kilometre run and walk will be held March 31 at 8 a.m. at the  chamber of commerce office.

“It will wind through beautiful, downtown Enderby,” said Cech.

“Prizes will be given for youngest/oldest entry and first male and female finishers.”

Entry forms can be picked up at the Enderby Chamber of  Commerce office and at Interior Fitness.

There will also be a fitness challenge, with entry forms available at the chamber and Interior Fitness.

“The challenge starts today and closes at 5 p.m. March 30,” said Cech.

“Come on people, let’s get fit. Who is going to work out the most, attend the most fitness classes, run the most and walk the most?”

You can enter as an individual, team or family. Prizes will be announced April 1.

There will also be an art/writing contest for local students, and the entries could focus on improved accessibility and quality of life for all people.

“Our goal is to involve Enderby and area schools with all of the Rick Hansen events we’re co-ordinating in celebration of the anniversary relay,” said Cech.

“We will show off all of our results at the evening planned when the Man in Motion group is here.”