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Run returns to Tsalteshi Trails for Progress Days festivities

Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Progress Days revelers get a chance to make progress toward their physical fitness goals Saturday evening, when a 5-kilometer "fun run" is held at Tsalteshi Trails at Skyview High School. The race begins at 6 p.m., with registration beginning at 5 p.m.

According to race organizer Pete Sprague, this year's race is all set to go. Because of logistical problems, there was no 5-K event last year. Sprague said he wanted to find a way to make sure the race continues as an annual event in future years.

"The running club had talked about it for a couple years. This is more or less something I came up with that would sort of complement Progress Days," Sprague said.

Sprague said he believes a race event adds a needed outdoor twist to the city's annual celebration. However, he said that he wanted to make sure the race was in keeping with the spirit of Progress Days. Therefore, the 5-kilometer run will be geared more toward having fun, rather than winning.

"It's going to be very low-key," he said. "It's just a way to get people outdoors in the summertime."

The race trail follows the yellow loop at the trails behind Skyview High School, located just south of Soldotna on the Sterling Highway. Sprague said the terrain will cover some gentle hills, but won't be too difficult for less serious racers to enjoy.

"It'll be, I'd say, about a medium trail," he said. "People can run or walk, whatever they want to do."

The Progress Days 5-kilometer Fun Run gets moving at 6 p.m. at Tsalteshi Trails on July 26. Registration begins at 5 p.m. There is no entry fee, and families are encouraged to participate.

BYLINE2:By MATT TUNSETH

Peninsula Clarion

Progress Days revelers get a chance to make progress toward their physical fitness goals Saturday evening, when a 5-kilometer "fun run" is held at Tsalteshi Trails at Skyview High School. The race begins at 6 p.m., with registration beginning at 5 p.m.

According to race organizer Pete Sprague, this year's race is all set to go. Because of logistical problems, there was no 5-K event last year. Sprague said he wanted to find a way to make sure the race continues as an annual event in future years.

"The running club had talked about it for a couple years. This is more or less something I came up with that would sort of complement Progress Days," Sprague said.

Sprague said he believes a race event adds a needed outdoor twist to the city's annual celebration. However, he said that he wanted to make sure the race was in keeping with the spirit of Progress Days. Therefore, the 5-kilometer run will be geared more toward having fun, rather than winning.

"It's going to be very low-key," he said. "It's just a way to get people outdoors in the summertime."

The race trail follows the yellow loop at the trails behind Skyview High School, located just south of Soldotna on the Sterling Highway. Sprague said the terrain will cover some gentle hills, but won't be too difficult for less serious racers to enjoy.

"It'll be, I'd say, about a medium trail," he said. "People can run or walk, whatever they want to do."

The Progress Days 5-kilometer Fun Run gets moving at 6 p.m. at Tsalteshi Trails on July 26. Registration begins at 5 p.m. There is no entry fee, and families are encouraged to participate.

HEAD:Run returns to Tsalteshi Trails for Progress Days festivities

CAPTION: Clarion file photo

A runner competes in the Tsalteshi Challenge foot race on the trail system behind Skyview High School.

BYLINE2:By MATT TUNSETH

Peninsula Clarion

Progress Days revelers get a chance to make progress toward their physical fitness goals Saturday evening, when a 5-kilometer "fun run" is held at Tsalteshi Trails at Skyview High School. The race begins at 6 p.m., with registration beginning at 5 p.m.

According to race organizer Pete Sprague, this year's race is all set to go. Because of logistical problems, there was no 5-K event last year. Sprague said he wanted to find a way to make sure the race continues as an annual event in future years.

"The running club had talked about it for a couple years. This is more or less something I came up with that would sort of complement Progress Days," Sprague said.

Sprague said he believes a race event adds a needed outdoor twist to the city's annual celebration. However, he said that he wanted to make sure the race was in keeping with the spirit of Progress Days. Therefore, the 5-kilometer run will be geared more toward having fun, rather than winning.

"It's going to be very low-key," he said. "It's just a way to get people outdoors in the summertime."

The race trail follows the yellow loop at the trails behind Skyview High School, located just south of Soldotna on the Sterling Highway. Sprague said the terrain will cover some gentle hills, but won't be too difficult for less serious racers to enjoy.

"It'll be, I'd say, about a medium trail," he said. "People can run or walk, whatever they want to do."

The Progress Days 5-kilometer Fun Run gets moving at 6 p.m. at Tsalteshi Trails on July 26. Registration begins at 5 p.m. There is no entry fee, and families are encouraged to participate.



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