We are excited to announce the Merritt Country Run will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018. We will be running the same challenging course but have added some new features to make the run even better.
This is our most popular event. The course is a nice flat run through downtown Merritt finishing up with a nice stretch beside the Coldwater River. People not only run this route but others walk, push a baby stroller or walk their dog. If you are a serious runner we put you at the front of the start line. m.
This is a challenging run as there are hills along the route. The beginning part of the route goes through downtown and then heads out to a rural area.(the first hill). This area has many small acreages which highlights the beauty of country living. What goes up must come down as you descend down through the city’s industrial area. Your second hill takes you up to fantastic views of the City. Finally, you will cruise by the Coldwater River to the finish line.
This is not your Stanely Park Seawall Run. Your first kilometer goes by the Coldwater River where it joins the Nicola River. You encounter your first hill that offers magnificent views of the golf course, Rotary Park, Central Park and the grassland hills. You pass by a nice pine forest on your way to downtown. After passing through downtown you will be out on the rural area, following the 10K route. At approximately the 13K mark you will leave the City behind and join the peacefulness of the Nicola Valley. The view of the ranchlands, rivers and mountains is spectacular. Near the 16K mark you will be heading back towards town and finish your run along the rambling Coldwater River.
Twice Around the Track
This run is for the little ones or the young at heart. Parents are encouraged to run with their children. Everyone is a winner in this race.
I loved it! The Merritt Country Run, we all had a blast! And we did this to support the children to raise money for a good cause.
All funds raised by the run goes to the jump start for the Merritt children and youth (4-18 yrs) to access for programs like soccer, begin to run, cadets, dance and so much more..
This is the best fund raiser I have seen all proceeds go to give kids a sporting chance in our community! no money leaves our community it is so neat to see it work this way. I work at Canadian tire and get to see this go from us to the Jumpstart back to Canadian tire helping with the equipment through Jumpstart. I have to say u have learned a lot about the Jumpstart program through the country run it is so nice.