Race series laces up for 2016 season

Island Race Series is set for the start line beginning in January

The 35th running of the Island Race Series is set for the start line beginning in January.

The seven races comprise the Harriers Pioneer 8K on Jan. 10, Cobble Hill 10K on Jan. 24, Cedar 12K on Feb. 7, Hatley Castle 8K on Feb. 21, Synergy Health Management Bazan Bay 5K on March 6, Comox Valley RV Half Marathon on March 20, and Sooke River 10K on April 3.

“The seven running clubs that are hosting each of the Island Series races are promoting running and walking all year round in their communities up and down the Island,” said Cathy Noel, president of the Vancouver Island Runners’ Association.

The Harriers Pioneer 8K will be the first race in the new B.C. Super Series, a series of 12 races to be run in Vancouver and Victoria.

Returning for a second year is charity partner – Victoria Hospitals Foundation. When registering participants will have the opportunity to top up their registration and support rehabilitative services at Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital.

In 2015 Craig Odermatt (Prairie Inn Harriers) won the overall series award followed by Derek Vinge (Comox Valley Road Runners) and Claire Morgan (Prairie Inn Harriers). Prairie Inn Harriers won the club standings with Comox Valley Road Runners second and CeeVacs Running Club third.

To register online for the series go to vira.bc.ca.

 

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