Sometimes running in circles can be a good thing.
It certainly was for around 250 people at Lakehead University Hangar as they took part in the Thunderwolves Indoor Marathon Sunday morning. Runners had the choice of doing all 211 laps by themselves. Or they could do a half-marathon, 10 kilometres, or even a relay. Lakehead track and field coach Kip Sigsworth said it’s great to see so many people out having fun on the track.
“It’s not about competition, we have a lot of teams dressed up and the music and people having fun,” he said.
And for those brave enough to run the event solo, it fills a gap in the running calendar.
“It’s something to do in the middle of February. Running outside at times is not something that people are keen on doing.”
That’s one of the reasons Kris Nisula runs the event every year. But with a relay team that includes his wife and father, along with his children cheering them on, it’s a great social event too.
“It’s nice to get out of the weather. It’s kind of neat to do it on a track I don’t run on a track very often,” he said.
The event is also for a great cause Murray Walberg said. It raises around $12,000 every year for Children’s Centre Thunder Bay. The atmosphere is great for hanging out with friends and getting some exercise.
“These events are great to support we love coming out,” he said.
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