Watson Lake’s first half marathon a runaway success

This event was a lot of fun for everyone, and the result of its success is a commitment to make it an annual event with a target date of the second weekend in June.


This event was a lot of fun for everyone, and the result of its success is a commitment to make it an annual event with a target date of the second weekend in June.

The results of this year’s runs:

Three km fun run


1st John Stubenberg


2nd Gary Bauer


3rd Ken Blewett



1st Kelly Allen


2nd Emily Gee


3rd Tara Hicks


10 km run


1st Brett Cross


2nd Chris Irvin



1st Cindy Freeman


2nd Vicki Vanstone


3rd Jessica Petrlak


Half marathon


1st Yanik Freeman


2nd Kevin Foley


3rd Herbie Sakalauskas



1st Elizabeth Eddy


2nd Chelie Elsom


There were 54 runners in all, with one llama, Tony, participating in the fun run. The organizers would like to send a special thanks to Super A, which sponsored the spaghetti dinner on Saturday night and to the Town of Watson Lake recreation staff Amanda Brown and Alyssa Magun for their hard work. And of course, always, the many folks who volunteered their time and effort to make this first half marathon event a runaway success.

The person whose interest and idea was initially responsible for the Watson Lake Half Marathon was the departing principal of the Johnson Elementary School, Kevin Foley. Thanks, for this legacy – you will be missed. Hopefully you’ll come back to run the race again next June.

Tor Forsberg is a freelance writer who lives in Watson Lake. Her latest

book, North of Iskut: Grizzlies,

Bannock and Adventure, is

available in bookstores.

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