Women’s Fun Run goes ahead this weekend in Red Deer

The Red Deer PCN Women's Fun Run will take on a different look this weekend with rising COVID-19 numbers.

With new public health measures in place because of rising COVID-19 case numbers, the Red Deer PCN Women’s Aloha Fun Run will look a little different.

The group had originally planned to have start locations and crews of volunteers for the race on Saturday. With the high case totals in Red Deer, participants are being encouraged to complete their walk and run and at a time and place of their choosing.

“In the spirit of the ALOHA that we feel for our participants, our volunteers, our sponsors, and our entire community, we feel that some changes are needed for the race in light of recent public health announcements. Therefore, we are transitioning the event to a new format,” organizers said in an update on the event website.

Organizers have still marked start locations and routes are marked in certain locations across the city.

“Our volunteer crew have already been out marking turns and turnaround points for all of our routes using temporary enviro-friendly markings on the trails/grass,” the statement said.

“All of these trails are open to the public, and if you wish, you may choose to complete your walk/run on any of these routes at any time. You may also choose to create your own route instead.”

More than 1,300 people have registered for the race and registration is open until Friday night.

For more information on routes and details on race day, head to www.womensfunrun.com.