Kate Cameron (left) and Ryan Bastion (right) posted the top five kilometre times at the 2016 Cinnamon Bun Fun Run on Sunday morning. Here, they hold up their finish line treats with registration coordinator John Mountain.

UPDATED: Ladysmith Cinnamon Bun Fun Run sells out in record time

The 2017 edition of the annual Cinnamon Bun Fun Run in support of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association Food Bank sold out in record time on Friday.

Runners and walkers needed their fast twitch muscle fibres as all 600 entries for the 5 km and 10 km race distances were gone in under an hour.

The run in presented by the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association and Ladysmith Striders.

One runner told the Chronicle there were 340 entries only 18 minutes after registration opened at 8 a.m. The event was completely sold out by 8:50 a.m.

Registration coordinator John Mountain wrote on Facebook that he knew almost immediately that there would be many people who wouldn’t be able to register in time.

“I want to publicly acknowledge the disappointment that may of you expressed and apologize to those who didn’t register in time this year,” Mountain said.

A number of requests have already been received for more information on being put onto a waiting list.

“Just so everyone knows… there is no waiting list,” Mountain said. “However, if we get anyone sending regrets, then our plan is to have those extra spots filled in late-November.”

Plenty of advance notice will be provided likely sometime in November if any additional spots are up-for-grabs.

Last year’s CBFR raised over 4,000 lbs of non-perishable items for the food bank.

“Super stoked at the demand for this event,” Mountain added. “Our CBFR Team will be working hard to bring you another well run event… as always, my eye is on what you participants bring to the event… thanks for supporting the Ladysmith Resource Centre Association Food Bank and those less fortunate in the community… you runners and walkers are absolutely awesome!”

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