The Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon marks 11 years on Sunday

Call out for volunteers to help make Fort Langley community run go smoothly

Dozens of helpers are needed for Sunday’s Historic Half Marathon.

Looking for something to do Sunday morning?

Why not help make “history.”

The Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon, which starts and finishes at the Fort Langley National Historic Site, is celebrating its 11th year Feb. 21 and organizers need lots of volunteers – about 40 of them, to be exact.

To volunteer, email

For those wanting to take part, the event – which helps raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Team In Training – offers routes of 10 and five kilometres, both of which complement its signature run, the half marathon.

Each group of runners have staggered, three-to-five minute starts for the race, that gets underway at the fort starting at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Participants are urged to arrive early to warm up.

The half marathon route covers Telegraph Trail, winds its way through the streets of Walnut Grove, and doubles back to the fort.

The marathon includes food, music, historical educational buildings and a campfire to warm up around.

All event distances are walker, jogger and runner-friendly. The half marathon course will be open for four hours to accommodate novice participants.

As well, there is a Kids’ Run inside the walls of the fort at noon Sunday.

To register, sign up to volunteer, or pick up a race package, visit the Langley Canadian Tire at 6312 200th St., on Friday, Feb. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Age category medals for half  and 10K participants include: 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80-plus.

For more on the event and to donate online to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Team In Training, click here.

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