Runners dash off from the start line at the Island Race Series Sooke River 10K last April. The race had 352 finishers.

Island Race Series registration opens

The 36th running of the series will be from January to April with eight races, including a 10K run in Sooke on Feb. 5.

  • Wed Oct 26th, 2016 12:00pm
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Registration for the 2017 Vancouver Island Race Series is now open.

The 36th running of the series will be from January to April with eight races ranging from five kilometres to a half marathon, including the addition of a new race – Port Alberni Paper Chase 10K.

Early Bird Registration fee for the whole series are $150 until Dec. 1.

The eight races comprise the Harriers Pioneer 8K on Jan. 8, Cobble Hill 10K on Jan. 22, Sooke River 10K on Feb. 5, Hatley Castle 8K on Feb. 19, Synergy Health Management Bazan Bay 5K on March 5, Comox Valley RV Half Marathon on March 19, Port Alberni Paper Chase 10K on April 2, and the Cedar 12K and Series Awards on April 9.

“We are delighted to be back up to eight races in 2017, and welcome back the Port Alberni Paper Chase, who were in the series many years ago,” said Jonathan Foweraker, president of the Vancouver Island Runners’ Association.

“We have a fresh new brand for the series with the tag line Run Series – Fun Series. We want to attract more recreational runners and families and showcase the many communities on the Island.”

Returning for a third 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.

In 2016 Adam O’Meara won the overall series award with Jen Millar second, and top female, and Craig Odermatt third, and top Master.

The club standings were won by the Comox Valley Road Runners, beating out the Prairie Inn Harriers who have dominated the series for over a decade. Third was Cowichan’s Ceevacs Road Runners.

To register online for the series, please go here.