Longboarders gather for memorial race

The event was held Saturday at Discovery Trail in Abbotsford

Competitors make their way along the track during the Yardwaste Downhill Memorial Race for longboarders held Saturday on Discovery Trail off Homestead Crescent. The event memorialized deceased Abbotsford skaters Dustin Mackenzie

Competitors make their way along the track during the Yardwaste Downhill Memorial Race for longboarders held Saturday on Discovery Trail off Homestead Crescent. The event memorialized deceased Abbotsford skaters Dustin Mackenzie

The Yardwaste Downhill Memorial Race for longboarders was held at Discovery Trail in Abbotsford on Saturday.

Approximately 50 skaters took part in the event, which was held not only as a competition but to raise awareness about safety.

The race also remembered deceased longboarders Dustin Mackenzie, 11; Marcus Larabie, 14; and Dakota Leslie, 19.

For more photos of the event, visit the Abbosford News Facebook page.