Langley runners ring in new year in a healthy way

Roughly 180 runners started 2015 on the right foot, then left, then right again, and then left, as they covered a five-kilometre route through Langley City neighbourhoods mid-morning on Jan. 1.

The 30th annual Resolution Run  – organized by the Running Room’s Willowbrook location, with assistance from volunteers from Surrey Search and Rescue – started and finished at Douglas Park.

The run benefited Surrey Search and Rescue (SSAR), which had five of its members marshalling along the route, and three others cooking up a pancake breakfast for participants.

Organizer Gerry Tohill, manager of the Willowbrook Running Room, said the run is a way to celebrate the new year in a “healthy way.”

The first runner to complete the route ran the five kilometres in 17:48, well ahead of all of the others. He jogged past Douglas Park Spirit Square and then kept on running.

About Surrey Search and Rescue

Founded in 1973, SSAR is a registered non-profit society devoted to the recovery of missing persons primarily in the southwest region of B.C.

SSAR responds to call-outs for missing, lost or injured individuals.

SSAR primarily covers the municipalities of Surrey, White Rock, Delta, and Richmond. The team’s capabilities include ground search and rescue, rope rescue, mountain rescue, swiftwater rescue, inland water rescue, evidence searches, evacuation assistance, spotting, and tracking.

Visit surreysearchandrescue.com.

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