Lake to Lake Walk & Marathon - Sep09
From Shawnigan Lake to Cowichan Lake, walk or run 43 kilometers, for the charity of your choice, along the Cowichan Valley Trail, an established section of the Trans Canada Trail built upon a former rail bed. Featured highlights of the route include crossing several historic rail bridges including the Kinsol Trestle, traversing rural Cowichan countryside and experiencing the lush, green canopy of Cowichan River Provincial Park. This inaugural event will celebrate Canada's 150th and 25 years for the Trans Canada Trail. Encouraging participants along the way will be volunteers at strategically located rest stops to provide food and beverage recharging, access to out houses, and basic medical attention as may be needed. The steady, gentle rising grade of the Cowichan Valley Trail from Shawnigan Lake to Cowichan Lake provides a rewarding near-wilderness challenge and experience. Shuttles will connect the start and finish for an additional fee of $10, though participants are encouraged to arrange their own transportation drop-off and pick-ups. Travel to Shawnigan Lake is less than an hour drive from Victoria and Nanaimo. Typical weather in September is seasonably warm and nice. Early registration encouraged due to limited entries!