The inaugural Lake to Lake Walk offers a great way to celebrate Canada’s 150th and 25 years of the Trans Canada Trail at the same time. (Submitted)

The inaugural Lake to Lake Walk offers a great way to celebrate Canada’s 150th and 25 years of the Trans Canada Trail at the same time. (Submitted)

Walkers/ runners will hit the trail Saturday in first ever Lake to Lake Walk

It’s a marathon no matter how you manage it but it’s also a great way to celebrate Canada 150.

Outdoor minded folks will be hitting the trail, walking or running 43 kilometres from Shawnigan Lake to Cowichan Lake on Saturday, Sept. 9 in the first ever Lake to Lake Walk.

Participants will be traveling the Cowichan Valley Trail, an established section of the Trans Canada Trail built upon a former rail bed.

Runners/walkers will enjoy such highlights as crossing several historic rail bridges including the Kinsol Trestle, making their way across rural Cowichan countryside and experiencing the beauty of Cowichan River Provincial Park. CVRD organizers say that “the steady, gentle rising grade of the Cowichan Valley Trail from Shawnigan Lake to Cowichan Lake provides a rewarding near-wilderness challenge and experience.”

This inaugural event celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday and the 25th anniversary of the Trans Canada Trail.

There will be volunteers at various strategically located rest stops for participants, with basic medical attention as may be needed.