Registration opens for Island Race Series

Series an event for runners and walkers of all abilities, say organizers

Registration for the 2018 Vancouver Island Race Series is open.

The 37th running of the series will take place from January to April 2018 with eight races ranging from five kilometres to a half marathon, including the addition of a new race distance – Port Alberni Paper Chase 15K, and a new host for the Sooke 10K – TriStars Training.

Registration fees for the whole series are $150 until Dec. 1. From Dec. 2 until Jan. 4 the fees are $175. Registration is also open for individual races.

The eight races comprise the Harriers Pioneer 8K on Jan. 7, Cobble Hill 10K on Jan. 21, Cedar 12K on Feb. 4, Hatley Castle 8K on Feb. 18, Port Alberni Paper Chase 15K on March 4, Comox Valley RV Half Marathon on March 18, TriStars Sooke 10K on March 25, and the Synergy Health Management Bazan Bay 5K and Series Awards on April 8.

RELATED: Walker wins top spot in Sooke 10K

“We are delighted to welcome TriStars to the VIRA family and we look forward to the new 15K course in Port Alberni,” said Jonathan Foweraker, president of the Vancouver Island Runners’ Association.

“The series is a great event for runners and walkers of all abilities, and it showcases the many communities on the Island.”

Returning for a fourth year as charity partner is Victoria Hospitals Foundation. When registering participants will have the opportunity to top up their registration and support the many rehabilitative services at Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital. To date $4,500 has been raised by participants for the VHF.

In 2017 Nick Walker won the overall series with Melissa Ross winning the female title. Top Male Master was Mark Cryderman, and top female Master was Yanna Debelic. The club standings were won by the Prairie Inn Harriers, second was Comox Valley Road Runners and third was Ceevacs Road Runners.

To register online for the series go to: www.islandseries.org.



editor@sookenewsmirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Puff, puff, pass: Cannabis is officially legal across Canada

B.C. has only one bricks-and-mortar marijuana store

Majority of Greater Victoria youth likely to be steady marijuana users: UVic study

UVic psychology researcher studied cannabis use among youth in Greater Victoria for more than a decade

United for Saanich among 62 slates running across British Columbia

The only communities outside Greater Victoria and the Lower Mainland featuring slates are Nelson and Sechelt

Parks Canada says cannabis use is allowed on campgrounds

Smoking and camping will be allowed at national parks across the country

Physician assistants say they can help B.C. health care woes

Reducing wait times, improving doctor efficiency is the goal

VIDEO: How to roll a joint

The cannabis connoisseur shares his secrets to rolling the perfect joint

Advance voting begins Oct. 10 in Greater Victoria

The polls open at 8 a.m. for the 2018 municipal election with the general election taking place Oct. 20

Find your future at Black Press career fair in Victoria

More than 70 booths expected at Bay Street Armoury on Oct. 25

Hero campaign raises $1.1 million for Canada non-profits

Lowe’s Canada Heroes campaign was held throughout September

Scope of Hurricane Michael’s fury becomes clearer in Florida Panhandle

Nearly 137,000 Florida customers remain without power from the Gulf of Mexico to the Georgia border

Streamlined pardon process for pot possession convictions in Canada

Feds say legalization is first step towards objectives of getting pot out of the hands of kids and eliminating black market

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

Most Read