The fifth Burnaby Lake Run & Kids Festival was successfully held Aug. 7 at Burnaby Lake, with 700 bibs sold.
The festival, which returned as a full in-person event after two years of virtual runs, was initiated and organized by LaPower Running Society. The Burnaby Lake Run has established itself as a celebration of healthy lifestyle.
Sponsors this year included Concord Pacific; Burnaby Tourism; Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society; Scotiabank Burnaby; Alexander College; Pink Diamond; Forerunners/Brooks; and Telus.
Opening speakers for the event were Kristy James, CEO, Burnaby Hospital Foundation; Grant Murray, senior vice-president of sales, Concord Pacific; and James Wang, Burnaby city councillor.
Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley was the kids’ festival speaker, and council was also represented by Couns. Joe Keithley and James Wang, along with Burnaby school board trustee Larry Hayes.
Top runners from this year’s event were:
1st: Nataliia Minarchenko 21:03
2nd: Amy Windle 21:43
3rd: Loreto O’Brien 24:22
1st: Alix Mino 18:21
2nd: Quintin Wong 18:31
3rd: Markus Toolsie-Worsnup 18:35
1st: Carla Parsons 41:12
2nd: Francesca Jackman 44:47
3rd: Anthea Cheung 45:45
1st: Quennel Anderson 36:43
2nd: Nicolas Feliciano 37:10
3rd: Dehe Yin 37:16
Elaine Qin, president, LaPower Running Society