Boogie the Bridge results, with slideshow

Boogie the Bridge was held in Kamloops on Sunday on a route affected by construction in the downtown area.

The 22nd Boogie started and finished in McDonald Park on the North Shore and did not bring participants across the Overlanders Bridge, which is usually part of the route.

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"It was fantastic," event founder and race organizer Jo Berry said. "It honestly was considering we had to lay down a new route, in new neighbourhoods with lots of new dynamics.

"One of the highlights was how nice the North Shore neighbourhoods were. People were out on their lawns. We had a big sound system set up at 7 a.m. Nobody complained."

Boogie has raised more than $1 million for charities. Numbers for this past weekend's race will be released later this week.

In the five-kilometre race, Parker Lehmann was the fastest man, with a time of 18:37.3, and Faryn Brown (21:58.6) won the women’s race.

Troy Morgan (33:45.7) won the 10km men’s race and Kaileen McCulloch (36:22.0) claimed the women’s title.

In the 21km event, Eric Tommasini (1:19:21.7) placed first among men and Louise Chiasson (1:40:03.5) was the fastest female.

There were 1,237 registrants in the five-kilometre race, 634 in the 10km and 129 in the 21km.

Ryan Schissler had an inspirational performance in the 21-kilometre race, completing the course on crutches in a time of 3:48:22.3.

"We always wait and cheer for the last finishers. It was pretty emotional," Berry said. "The whole entourage brought him in and cheered him on."

Meanwhile, Andrew Embury was in a wheelchair and completed the five-kilometre race in 1:52:26.3.

"What we really remember is the people who are coming in at the end and how much they struggled to get there," Berry said. "Those are the moments."

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