Agassiz steps up to Run for Water

Dozens of Agassiz runners and walkers joined in Abbotsford event

  • Tue Jun 4th, 2013 7:00am
  • Sports



Several Agassiz residents participated in the Run For Water, a multi-length run held in Abbotsford on Sunday.

Half-marathoner Marina Striker said the race results were strong for Agassiz, despite the steady rain.

Striker finished within the top 10 per cent of her age category and was the first Agassiz female to finish, with a time of 1:52:44.

Agassiz’s Adam Sippel finished the half marathon with 1:42:05, placing 10th in his category.

Other local runners in the half marathon included Sheena Mista, Donna Gallamore and Simon Poulton.

Tom Hoogendoorn finished the full marathon portion with a time of 3:23.27 for third place in his category. Tony Garcia finished with a 4:15:38 time, landing eighth in his category.

Eight from Agassiz ran in the 10K portion of the run, including five members of the Schwichtenberg family (Alex, Philip, Holger, Mark and Catherine), as well as Martin and Wanda Bartel and Leola Sippel.

Another 16 people from Agassiz ran the 5K leg of the run.

Run For Water is an Abbotsford based non-profit society dedicated to staging a high-calibre running event, and helps with raising funds for clean water development in underprivileged communities.