Sign up for Candle Creek Half Marathon

There is still time to register for the Candle Creek Half Marathon, which is scheduled to run on Saturday, Aug. 24 on the Candle Creek trails near Clearwater.

The event, hosted by the Wells Gray Outdoor Club, will feature three distance options — five-kilometre, 10km and 21 km — and a 2.5km kids’ race.

Registration closes on Sunday, Aug. 18.

Sign up online at Entry fees are $25 for the five-kilometre race, $35 for the 10km and $45 for the 21km. Kids 12 and under race for free.

Proceeds will go toward maintaining the Candle Creek trails and building new ones.

Race director Juanita Allen said the event has been two years in the works and the plan is to hold it annually.

“The hope is that it will be a success to build upon as a featured and flagship annual event for the community and visitors,” Allen said.

“With the closure of the Vavenby mill, the small town of Clearwater and surrounding areas have come together with such great support and enthusiasm.”

Volunteers are needed. Anyone interested can email Allen at

Bike trails at Candle Creek will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on race day.

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