Prediction Run: Win a race at walking pace

April 18 Cranbrook Community Forest run is about predicting your finishing time, not crossing the finish line first

If you are looking for a fun way to exercise and spend time with family and friends, an event is planned for Thursday that fits the bill.

Peak Potential and Kimberley Chiropractic are hosting a Prediction Run in Cranbrook Community Forest, starting at 6 p.m. on April 18.

It’s a race with a twist: you can run or walk the route, and you don’t have to be the first over the finish line to win.

“Each person predicts the exact time it will take them to finish the race. The person who finishes the closest to their predicted time wins! The winner is the person who gets the closest actual and predicted time. They win half the pot of registration money, and the other half gets donated to the winner’s charity of choice,” explained Dr. Brian Miller, the director of the race.

There is a four kilometre route mapped out for adults, and a one kilometre route for children. Registration is just $5 per person, or $15 for a family.

The event has been held since 2010, with proceeds of each race going to charities, including the Canadian Cancer Society, ANKORS, and Pinewood Elementary School PAC.

Those who enter the race will go in the draw to win a 30-minute massage with registered massage therapist Chelsea Gyurkovits.

Registration is held at the College of the Rockies parking lot, by the recycling bins. Registration begins at 6 p.m., and the race starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.

The race will be held April 18, May 23, June 20 and September 18.

For more information, visit www.peakpotentialchiro.ca or phone 250-426-5728.