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.