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Running for wine, and charity

Sixty people turned out in the rain on Sunday — many in costume — to participate in the Campbell Valley Wine Run fundraiser
Kathy Fraser, left, and “Queen Bee” Marilyn Murphy of Langley, right, were among the costumed runners who participated in the Campbell Valley Wine Run 14K event on Sunday, Sept. 22.

About 90 people paid the fee to participate in the first-ever Campbell Valley Wine Run fundraiser in South Langley on Sunday, but only 60 actually showed up for the morning 14-kilometre tour of local wineries in the rain.

The no-shows still contributed to the estimated $7,000 in donations that will be shared between two charities; Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities and Critter Care.

Many arrived in costume.

Alex Taylor of Langley won best costume for showing up as a “one night stand” complete with wearable side table, bottle of wine and lampshade for a hat.

A group of six Richard Simmons impersonators won for best team costume.

Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese took part wearing a formal “Lord Mayor’s” outfit complete with top hat.

Organizers are considering adding a shorter 5K run to the event next year.

Dan Ferguson

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