Looking for a way to get healthy exercise and measure your increasing fitness level this spring and summer? Then join WNMS at Flatbed Lions’ Campground on Mondays at 7:30 pm to take part in the Flatbed Loops, from late April through till early August.
The WNMS hosts this popular weekly event annually as part of our drive to promote healthy lifestyles. Choose between the “hilly” or the “flat” options, each about two kilometers long. The interesting and vigorous hilly route leads up some steep inclines and then back down Suicide Hill to the finish. The circular flat route leads through the forest without elevation change, and is suitable for all.
Young and old, runners, joggers, walkers, residents and visitors all are welcome to take part. Times are recorded at the finish line each week and are posted on the WNMS website, allowing participants to monitor their improving aerobic fitness. Finishing times have varied from seven minutes to forty minutes. Those who are not competitive can simply come out for the social aspect and enjoy the scenery and clean fresh air with like-minded folks. Flatbed Loops also provides valuable training for those planning on doing the TR Triathlon in May or the Emperor’s Challenge Mountain Half Marathon in August.
Flatbed Loops started in 2004 and is now in its twelfth year. Up to a hundred people typically take part over a season, while record numbers for some evenings have approached sixty, quite an amazing number for a small community. With its emphasis on volunteer-driven healthy outdoor exercise for everyone in scenic surroundings, Flatbed Loops was one of the key elements in Tumbler Ridge becoming one of Canada’s three True Sport communities in 2005.
Flatbed Loops starts at 7:30 pm each Monday evening at the Flatbed Lions’ Campground, beside the bridge. Dogs need to be on a leash at all times. Please call the Helms (242-3984) or Sharmans (242-4860) for further details.