The inaugural Giant’s Head Grind Race was held in Summerland on Saturday. A total of 360 participants took part in the race from Peach Orchard Beach to the peak of Giant’s Head Mountain. Half of the money raised will go towards colon cancer diagnostics and research and the other half will go towards the upkeep and improvement of the trails in Giant’s Head Park. The race was organized by the Summerland Rotary Club along with a group of Summerland residents

Off and running

The inaugural Giant’s Head Grind Race was held in Summerland on Saturday.

The inaugural Giant’s Head Grind Race was held in Summerland on Saturday.

A total of 360 participants took part in the race from Peach Orchard Beach to the peak of Giant’s Head Mountain.

Half of the money raised will go towards colon cancer diagnostics and research and the other half will go towards the upkeep and improvement of the trails in Giant’s Head Park.

The race was organized by the Summerland Rotary Club along with a group of Summerland residents, including Ellen Walker-Matthews and her husband Tom Matthews, who lost their son Christopher Walker, to colon cancer in 2013. It is their hope to honour their son’s memory by promoting physical activity.