Runners eye starting line for Esquimalt 5K

Going into its eighth year, the event was started as a way to bring the community together.

Esquimalt will be hosting a 5K and 1K children’s run on March 28.

Going into its eighth year, the event was started as a way to bring the community together, said Melissa Wight, fitness programmer for Esquimalt.

“We wanted to do an event that was family friendly and active, that would also show off our area,” she said.

For the kids, a 1K race was created.

“They get to run on the road which is pretty cool for them,” said Wight.

The event route will start at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre at 527 Fraser St. The children’s 1K run starts at 8 a.m. and the 5K run starts at 8:30 a.m.

Register online at esq5k.webconnex.com/registration.