Kimberley’s turkey run-off

A day of family fun on the Lois Creek trails, December 29

We all know that the next few weeks are full of goodies and calories, including the annual turkey dinner. But you can eat that dinner guilt free again this year because on Saturday, December 29, the Kootenay Orienteering Club is  hosting the Third Annual Turkey Run-off snowshoe event.

This is a fun, family event which invites you to work off some of that holiday over-indulgence by skiing, snowshoeing, walking or running on the Lois Creek Trails.

There are three distances offered as well, from 2.5 to 6 km.

This is a scatter event where participants run to various checkpoints located along the Lois Creek Trail network. This event is fun for the whole family — you choose your challenge by selecting the number of checkpoints you want to collect. First person or team back is the winner.

The three courses are Top Turkey – approximately six km course : 14 – 16 control points; Gobbler – approximately four km course : 8 – 12 control points; Yard Fowl – approximately 2.5 km course ; 7 – 10 control points.

Check in begins at 11 a.m. at the Trail Street entrance to the Lois Creek Trails. The race should start at noon.

the even includes the race, a bonfire, wiener roast and hot drinks.

You can pre-register online at kootenayorienteering.com by Thursday, December 27 and pay the day of the race.

Pay on the day: Kids $5, Adults $10, Family $20

$5 more to register on the day

$5 per person Kootenay Orienteering Club membership (if you’re not a 2012 member from Round The Mountain or another event).