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Painter’s Virtual Run

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01-09-2021 30-09-2021 6 Painter’s Virtual Run Annual virtual road running race held in Smithers for 30 days in September. Telkwa High Road - Smithers, BC true DD/MM/YYYY
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Wednesday September 1st, 2021  - Thursday September 30th

Telkwa High Road - Smithers, BC

Annual virtual road running race held in Smithers for 30 days in September. Prizes are by donation and are handed out via random draw, with the top times in each age category for each loops awarded with a painting. 

We're looking forward to the second year of Painter's and will be introducing two new routes this September (in addition to the current Painters 9K). All routes will start from Sealy Corner.

Painters 9K (in reverse)
Painters 20K (Telkwa High Road > Snake > Old Babine)

As you're all pretty familiar with the Painters 9K route, I'll just share the route and elevation profile for the 20K loop. This should be a fun addition for all of us to build up to plus great views to distract you from the pain. (Just remember you still have that never-ending hill at the end.)

We haven't started collecting prizes as it's still quite early, but it was nice to see so many people donating prizes and personal services last year — we'd love to see this continue. The vast majority of prizes will be by random draw. The best part, though, is having a month to push yourself and improve your personal best.. and the summer to prepare.

During the summer, we'll post an FAQ around using Strava and guidelines for prizes. Don't be shy in posting your training or photos leading up to September. Please remember to be safe while running and that there's no official support or organization for your runs — everything is self-supported.

We look forward to seeing all of you out there.