Participants from last year’s walk cross the finish line.

Tenth Annual Sooke Lions’ 32 km Galloping Goose Walk/Run

The Sooke Lions Club will be hosting their 10th-annual 32 km walk/run.

Looking for a fitness challenge that will benefit you physically, and provide a wonderful camp experience for a handicapped child?

The Sooke Lions Club, with assistance from Westshore Lions and Sooke District Lioness Club, will be hosting their 10th-annual 32 km walk/run fundraiser in support of Camp Shawnigan (BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities) on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

This event starts from the Westshore Parks and Rec Centre in Colwood, and follows the Galloping Goose Trail to the CRD parking lot beside the Sherwood Estates Trailer Park at 2670 Sooke River Rd.

Walkers sign-in at the Westshore between 7 and 8 a.m. and begin walking at 8 a.m.  The Lions provide seven checkpoints with refreshments and portapotties along the route.  At the finish, the Lions will be cooking their yummy hotdogs and hamburgers, with coffee and soft drinks available (by donation).

Registration fees cover all refreshments along the trail, plus return transportation to the Westshore after the walk.  Participants will receive a certificate and a medal.  Local businesses are supplying draw prizes.  As well, we have a special draw for anyone who brings in at least $100 in pledges for Camp Shawnigan.

All walkers and runners are welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The Galloping Goose Trail is a beautiful scenic route with a good surface and very little change in elevation. The Base Amateur Radio Operators monitor each checkpoint.  Any participant unable to continue is transported to the finish line when the checkpoint closes.

Leashed dogs in good condition are also welcome.  We provide dog biscuits and water bowls.

Participants can make pledges in support of Camp Shawnigan, or they can choose their own charity.  All profits from the event are given to Camp Shawnigan. The BC Lions Society provides tax receipts for those donations given to Camp Shawnigan.

Pre-registration fees are $25 if paid before April 4, $30 until May 3, and $35 if registering on the day of the event. Registration forms are available online at http://www.sookedistrictlioness.org and can also be found at Frontrunners (which allows online registration) and Running Room in Langford and Victoria.

Bring your friends and participate in this non-competitive walk or run. For those who are planning to enter the June 1 Great Walk or the Sept. 21 Great Lake Walk, this is a great training exercise.

For further information, contact Dave at 250-642-4515 or by email atgglinearwalk@hotmail.com, or visit us online at www.sookedistrictlioness.org.

 

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