Roughly 180 runners started 2015 on the right foot, then left, then right again, and then left, as they covered a five-kilometre route through Langley City neighbourhoods mid-morning on Jan. 1.
The 30th annual Resolution Run â€“ organized by the Running Roomâ€™s Willowbrook location, with assistance from volunteers from Surrey Search and Rescue â€“ started and finished at Douglas Park.
The run benefited Surrey Search and Rescue (SSAR), which had five of its members marshalling along the route, and three others cooking up a pancake breakfast for participants.
Organizer Gerry Tohill, manager of the Willowbrook Running Room, said the run is a way to celebrate the new year in a â€œhealthy way.â€
The first runner to complete the route ran the five kilometres in 17:48, well ahead of all of the others. He jogged past Douglas Park Spirit Square and then kept on running.
About Surrey Search and Rescue
Founded in 1973, SSAR is a registered non-profit society devoted to the recovery of missing persons primarily in the southwest region of B.C.
SSAR responds to call-outs for missing, lost or injured individuals.
SSAR primarily covers the municipalities of Surrey, White Rock, Delta, and Richmond. The teamâ€™s capabilities include ground search and rescue, rope rescue, mountain rescue, swiftwater rescue, inland water rescue, evidence searches, evacuation assistance, spotting, and tracking.