Chilliwack groups benefit from Around the Lake Give ‘R’ Take Trail race

Organizers of the annual event chose a handful of local organizations to receive race proceeds.

Five Chilliwack community organizations have received donations from organizers of the Around the Lake Give ‘R’ Take Trail Race.

The 2018 race was held last October at Cultus Lake, with proceeds collected through registrations and sponsors.

When all was added up, organizers had $8,000 to distribute.

The Chilliwack Park Society received $3,000 to help replace equipment and educational items that were stolen from a storage bin last year.

The Vedder Mountain Motorcycle Club, Fraser Valley Mountain Biking Association and Chilliwack Outdoor Club received $1,000 each.

A donation to the Chilliwack School District will provide two $1,000 awards to students who maintain a good grade average and are able to identify the outdoors and nature mean to them.

A $500 donation was made to the local St. John’s Ambulance brigade, which helps out on race day and $1,000 has been earmarked for upkeep of sections of ‘The Great Trail’ (formerly the TransCanada Trail) in the Chilliwack River Valley.

“As a community-minded, non-profit and volunteer run group and event, we are dedicated to supporting organizations and people in our area that are involved in outdoor recreation and enjoyment,” said race founder and Around the Lake Trail Race Society President Clarence Wiens.

The Around the Lake Give ‘R’ Take Trail Race sells out every year, with approximately 300 participants choosing to either run the entire 30 kilometre course as a solo competitor, or team up with a partner in a two-person relay.

The event relies on 60 volunteers and this year will be the 17th edition.

The 2019 race will be held Oct. 19 with registration opening June 19. Find more info at

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