Race against the steam train

Alberni runners will challenge the steam train in a 10-kilometre race on Saturday, July 12.

The Port Alberni No. 7 Challenge steam train running race is back.

Runners will challenge the steam train in a 10-kilometre race on Saturday, July 12, starting at 10 a.m. at the train station.

Tickets are $10 to enter on the day of the race, which includes a family return train/ mill ticket (two adults and three children maximum, including the runner).

The route has changed slightly at the beginning of the race this year: runners will be able to start from the train station and run through the Catalyst Paper site along Harbour Road, organizer Brian Callender said.

Please e-mail Callender at brianwc75@yahoo.com for more information and pre-registration. Runners are welcome to show up on the day of the race as well. Families must board the train by 9:40 a.m. at the latest.

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