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Run for the Cure big event of weekend

Run for the Cure will take place Sunday at Riverside Park.
Image Credit: Run for the Cure Kamloops via Facebook
October 04, 2013 - 2:28 PM

KAMLOOPS – The popular Run for the Cure will get people lacing their shoes this weekend with other events happening in the city including LARP in the Park, wheelchair sports demonstrations or even off road racing.

Friday evening a Sisters in Spirit vigil will be held at the Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell. Drumming begins at 5:30 p.m. and the vigil starts at 6 p.m. People are asked to wear red to show support and signs and posters are encouraged.

You can also get a jump on Halloween this weekend at Sahali Mall. Starting Friday Sahalloween at the mall, with a pumpkin patch, face painting, spooky crafts and a haunted house.

If you're the business type and looking for some feedback on your entrepreneurial ideas the Start Up Weekend is in Kamloops this weekend as well. The event offers people the chance to pitch their ideas and get feedback from peers and coaches. The 54-hour event starts Friday evening and runs through Sunday night and is expected to draw people from other parts of the province as well.

If you haven't ever heard of LARP Saturday you will get the opportunity to see what it's all about as LARP in the Park returns to Riverside at 1 p.m. This live action role playing game features Amtgard medieval fantasy fighters with foam swords fighting. The group offers spare swords for those wanting to try out the sport.

Saturday you can also try out wheelchair sports demonstrations at the Tournament Capital Centre for Have a Go Day. People can try out basketball, track and field, tennis and hand cycling, all from a wheelchair. The activities will take place from 6-8:30 p.m.

Sunday is the day for the Run for the Cure, the nation-wide fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Last year Kamloops participants raised more than $187,000 and with the top online team already recording nearly $20,000 this year should once again be a good year for the program. Final registrations begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Rotary Bandshell and the run begins at 10:30 a.m. following a warm up. A parade for survivors will take place at 11:45 a.m.

For those preferring fast paced racing, Whispering Pines will once again be the site of an offload race Sunday, the last of the season for Kamloops. Races will take place from noon to 5 p.m. At Harper Mountain the Oktoberfest Mountain Bike Enduro will also offer some speed and excitement. Races start at at 10 a.m.

The Blazers will also be hosting two home games this weekend, one Friday night against Victoria and another Saturday night against Prince George. Thompson Rivers University sports will also be taking place this weekend, volleyball at the TRU gym and hockey at the Memorial Arena on Friday and men's and women's soccer at Hillside Stadium on Saturday.

To contacta a reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.

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