Presented by LabHealth on Saturday, April 4, the Esquimalt 5K welcomes approximately 500 participants, plus another 100 or so in the Kids’ 1K Fun Run.

Presented by LabHealth on Saturday, April 4, the Esquimalt 5K welcomes approximately 500 participants, plus another 100 or so in the Kids’ 1K Fun Run.

Race prep underway for ‘the region’s most scenic 5K’

Volunteer, sponsor, runner or walker, the Esquimalt 5K welcomes all!

Whether you’re ramping up for a spring 10K or checking off your first 5K from your bucket list, there are more than a few good reasons why the Esquimalt 5K is a long-running favourite.

“We have a good recipe for success,” says Vicki Klyne, Fitness & Wellness Programmer with Esquimalt Recreation. “It really is a fun, family event with all ages and abilities welcome.”

Presented by LabHealth Physio on Saturday, April 4, the Esquimalt 5K has been called the region’s most scenic 5K, travelling along blossom tree-lined residential streets before weaving through Saxe Point and Macaulay Point waterfront parks.

As one of the first events of spring and welcoming everyone from walkers to elites, the Esquimalt 5K kicks off the season for many, and lets those training for longer events measure their progress, Klyne says, noting chip timing is included.

But the run isn’t the only reason to participate. Approximately 500 5K participants, plus another 100 or so in the Kids’ 1K Fun Run, will enjoy a full morning of fitness and fun, including a Healthy Living Marketplace, prizes, refreshments and mini-massage treatments (limited quantities available, please sign up at event). And be sure to stop by the family corner with a variety of activities for all ages.

The Early Bird Gets the Reward

Ready to lace up? Register online or in person at Esquimalt Recreation Centre until March 31 for just $25. From April 1 to 3, registration is $30, climbing to $35 for those registering at the race. Kids Run registration is just $5.

Get involved today!

Can’t run or walk in this year’s event? You still have lots of ways to participate!

“An event like this does not happen without volunteers,” Klyne says.

From route marshals to Marketplace set-up to race package pick-up volunteer, choose the role and time that suits you. “If you can’t participate yourself this year, it’s a great way to still be involved.”

Grateful to longstanding community support from businesses like Country Grocer and Frontrunners, in addition to presenting sponsor LabHealth Physio, “we’re always open to new sponsors who would like to get involved too,” Klyne says. “In the Marketplace there’s lots of opportunity for like-minded businesses and organizations to get involved.”

Learn more at


The 1K Kids Fun Run is a highlight for about 100 young runners.

The 1K Kids Fun Run is a highlight for about 100 young runners.

Just Posted

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Search called off for small plane that went down in rough water south of Victoria

Plane bound for Port Angeles from Alaska believed to have one occupant, an Alaskan pilot

Royal B.C. Museum conservator Megan Doxsey-Whitfield kneels next to a carved stone pillar believed to have significance as a First Nations cultural marker by local Indigenous people. The pillar was discovered on the beach at Dallas Road last summer. Museum curatorial staff have been working with Songhees and Esquimalt Nation representatives to gain a clearer picture of its use. (Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum)
Stone carving found on Victoria beach confirmed as Indigenous ritual pillar

Discussion underway with the Esquimalt and Songhees about suitable final home for the artifact

The Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre will once again be transformed into temporary sheltering for 45 individuals starting in March. (Courtesy of the B.C. Government)
Temporary shelter to resume at Victoria Save-On-Foods arena in March

BC Housing signed lease with GSL Group from Feb. 1 to May 30

A property at 1224 Richardson St. in Victoria is the subject of a rezoning application that seeks permission to build three low-rise buildings with 24 units, including four that would rent for below market rate. (Google Streetview)
Victoria development in Fairfield features subsidized housing element

Public hearings this Thursday (Jan. 28) for proposals on Richardson Street and Heywood Avenue

Leila Bui with her parents Tuan (left) and Kairry Nguyen on Jan. 27, 2020 after Tenessa Nikirk was found guilty for striking Bui in a Saanich crosswalk. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Driver convicted of dangerous driving after hitting Leila Bui out on bail

Tennesa Nikirk was convicted for striking then 11-year-old Leila Bui with her car

British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix looks on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry addresses the media during a news conference at the BC Centre of Disease Control in Vancouver B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
B.C. announces 485 new COVID-19 cases, fewest deaths in months

‘The actions we take may seem small, but will have a big impact to stop the virus,” urges Dr. Henry

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website for more information.
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 26

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

(B.C. government photo)
POLL: Would you like to see restrictions on travel to B.C. from other provinces?

With a host of more virulent strains of COVID-19 appearing across the… Continue reading

Former Vancouver Giants forward Evander Kane is seen here in Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 WHL playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs (Sam Chan under Wikipedia Commons licence)
Gambling debts revealed in details of bankruptcy filing by hockey star Evander Kane

Sharks left winger and former Vancouver Giants player owes close to $30 million total

Othman “Adam” Hamdan, pictured in front of Christina Lake’s Welcome Centre, was acquitted of terrorism related charges in 2017. He has been living in Christina Lake since November 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Man acquitted on terrorism charges awaits deportation trial while living in Kootenays

Othman Ayed Hamdan said he wants to lead a normal life while he works on his upcoming book

B.C. Premier John Horgan wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 prior to being sworn in by The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia during a virtual swearing in ceremony in Victoria, Thursday, November 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Premier Horgan calls jumping COVID vaccine queue ‘un-Canadian’

Horgan says most people in B.C. are doing their best to follow current public health guidelines

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart share a laugh while speaking to the media before sitting down for a meeting at City Hall, in Vancouver, on Friday August 30, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Vancouver mayor, Health Canada to formally discuss drug decriminalization

Kennedy Stewart says he’s encouraged by the federal health minister’s commitment to work with the city

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks at B.C. legislature on the province’s mass vaccination plan for COVID-19, Jan. 22, 2021. (B.C. government)
COVID-19 quarantine not an option for B.C., John Horgan says

Apres-ski parties increase risk, not interprovincial travel

Most Read