Sooke 10K this weekend

The seventh race in the Vancouver Island Race Series – the TriStars Sooke 10K – is set for this Sunday (April 7).

The race starts and finishes in front of Edward Milne community school, 6218 Sooke Rd., with the early start at 10:30 a.m. followed by the main run at 11 a.m.

Runners can register online until 6 p.m. Thursday (April 4) at www.islandseries.org, or on race day from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Race fees are $30 for adults and $25 for students until Friday (April 5). Race day fees are $50. Race number pick-up and race day registration are at EMCS.

RELATED: Vanderveen, Burrett win TriStars Sooke 10K

Race director Sarah Sproull is expecting about 400 participants in this year’s race.

The out and back course winds its way along Edward Milne Road and Sooke River Road to the Sooke Potholes. The race may result in minor traffic delays during the event. Residents in the area are encouraged to choose alternate routes or plan their day around the event to ease congestion and to ensure the safety of the participants.

“It’s considered a quick, undulating course,” Sproull said. “It’s hilly toward the Potholes, but you get the downhill coming back.”

This year’s race should be hard fought with some of the top racers close in points to claim the Island Race Series title.

In the club standings, the Prairie Inn Harriers lead with 2,305 points. Second place is Bastion Run Club (2,057 points) and third is Ceevacs Roadrunners (1,625 points).

Following TriStars Sooke 10K will be the Synergy Health Management Bazan Bay 5K and series awards on April 14.



editor@sookenewsmirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

‘Listen to your body:’ Saanich woman fights to have breast implants removed

Woman struggles to find doctor to remove Allergan textured implants, recently linked to rare cancer

Police find shoes, backpack of the man found dead in Saanich

Officers credit public’s help, continue to seek information

Victoria Police seize drugs, replica firearms and $50,000 in cash after searching Victoria home

A property in the 600-block of Manchester Avenue is focus of investigation

Saanich approves new eight- and 11-storey residence buildings for UVic

Residents also supported the environmentally friendly residences

Federal government funds 60 ‘micro-loft’ rental units set to open on Fort Street

The Sawyer Block at 840 Fort St. will house affordable units and a small amount of retail space

VIDEO: Come along for the ride on Tour de Victoria

Reporter captures video footage of his Tour de Victoria ride

POLL: Should there be a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers?

We’ve all heard them, and most likely cursed them under our breath.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

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

Vancouver Island RCMP hunt for man after pair of indecent exposure incidents

Elderly Qualicum Beach woman grabbed by man who had been masturbating in the woods

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Pile of wood mulch ‘spontaneously combusts’ at Vancouver Island industrial site

Business owner thanks fire department for quick response

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

B.C. cricket players get interrupted by racist remark

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Most Read