"Tuesday, we're filling the goodie bags - all sorts of coupons and draws and shoelaces, stuff like that," said organizer Maureen Loebus
The last meetings of the various committees are also being held, "There's things happening all week," said Loebus
"People are just so hyped and happy with what's happening," Loebus
The quickest finishers will run the course in about four hours, according to Maureen Loebus
, one of the prime movers behind the event.
"We will no sooner say good-bye to some of them and have a bite of breakfast than we'll have to go around to Lake Cowichan to see them come in," she
said from her
kitchen Sunday, where she
was baking for the event.
Organizers did not plan the event as a race, she
said, but there are always competitive people who want to go out and prove themselves and they add to the excitement.
There will be prizes for the first man and woman who cross die finish line, for the oldest male and female participants who finish, and for the youngest, and finally for the person who raises the most money for their charity.
Although the quickest people will be in before mid-morning, Loebus
said organizers expect most will finish between noon and 2 p.m.
This week, volunteers are preparing goodie bags, sterilizing and filling water bottles and preparing food.
"People will be baking cookies all over town.
We need 3,000 cookies.
On Friday, we'll be making a million sandwiches," Loebus
Maureen Loebus, Chairperson, Great Lake Walk
Maureen Loebus, Chairperson,
Great Lake Walk Committee