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Runners eye start of Esquimalt 5K

Runners and walkers will soon be lacing up for the seventh annual LifeMark Health Esquimalt 5K and 1K Kids Fun Run – and there’s still plenty of time to register.

The run gets under way at 8:30 a.m. on March 22.

With a scenic route through Saxe Point and Macaulay Point parks, the race serves as both an active way for families to celebrate the warmer spring weather and a mid-point training marker for those preparing for one of the season’s later 10K races.

Organizers are hoping for about 700 runners and walkers, plus those participating in the 1K Kids Fun Run.

Both events start and end at the Esquimalt Rec Centre on Fraser Street.

Registration, available online or through the rec centre, is $23.10 for the 5K, or $5.25 for the 1K Kids’ Run. Race day registration is $29.40 (or $5.25 for the Kids’ Run). Online registration closes at noon on March 20.

Registration includes event entry with chip timing, plus draw prizes, refreshments an event trade show and more.

Race package pick up takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 21 at Esquimalt Rec Centre.

 

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