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Who’s afraid of a few hills?

Apparently not the 700+ participants already signed up to tackle 4,100 feet of elevation gain from Ambleside to the top of Grouse Mountain. Set for Saturday, June 15th, Seek The Peak presented by Columbia is going strong after 10 years.

The number of registrants is up over last year’s 523, with participants rising again this year to the physical challenges and embracing the fundraising focus.

This year Grouse Mountain is honoured to welcome a new charity partner, the BC Cancer Foundation. Funds raised from Seek The Peak will go towards life-saving cancer research taking place at the BC Cancer Agency.

“Seek The Peak tests the fitness, stamina, and strength of racers, but camaraderie keeps participants powering onwards and upwards,” said Grouse Mountain General Manager, Michael Cameron. “This is an incredibly fun event, but participants also know that every step they take is helping to fight breast cancer and fund valuable cancer research programs.”

Seek The Peak is a walk in the park compared to the long journey faced by those diagnosed with cancer. This year over 24,000 British Columbians will hear the words, ‘you have cancer.’

“We are so proud to partner with Seek The Peak and Grouse Mountain this year,” said Erik Dierks, Vice President of Development with the BC Cancer Foundation. “Participants help ensure that cutting-edge research at the BC Cancer Agency continues to uncover better detection tools and new treatments to help more people survive cancer each day.”

EVENT DETAILS:

Registrants face the legendary course alone, or tackle the race with a team of four splitting up the legs, including the famous Grouse Grind.

For more information and full course details: www.seekthepeak.ca.

• Day-of registration closes at 7:30am. The pre-race briefing will begin at 8:00am and Kintec will lead warm-ups at 8:05am. The race will officially begin at 8:15am.

 • At the four aid stations along the course, Whistler Water, Powerade and Vega will keep participants energized. Training partners from Kintec and North Shore Athletics will be manning the stations and cheering everybody on.

• The awards ceremony at the top of Grouse Mountain starts about 11am. Event partners will offer activities and samples by donation to the BC Cancer Foundation.

• BC Cancer Foundation will have some sweet treats and prizes. • Visit Columbia’s tent and learn more about Columbia Omni Freeze ZERO – the most innovative technical apparel on the market.

• Refresh your skin with a sunscreen application or hand exfoliation from skoah. Or try out their anti-bacterial feet treat foot spray and new leg gel.

• Sooth your sore muscles with City Sports & Physiotherapy. • Enjoy post-run yoga with Robbi-Layne Robertson.

• Try out samples of Lesley’s Stowe’s Raincoast Cookies and Salt Spring Island Coffee.

• Highlights for Hope will pink you up with pink hair extensions.

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