Runners set for Sooke 10K on Sunday

More than 400 registered for annual race that starts and finishes at Edward Milne Community School

The last race in the Vancouver Island Race Series – the Sooke 10K – takes place this Sunday (April 3).

The race starts and finishes at Edward Milne School. The main race begins at 11 a.m. There will be a 10:30 a.m. start for walkers and slower runners.

“We currently have over 420 registered and with the weather expecting to be warm and sunny we expect a surge of registrations at the end of the week,” said Ken Chew, race director.

“The 2015 women’s winner, Lemlem Ogbasilassie will be running as the top female elite, but the standings are very close at the top with just 12 points between the first and fourth place.”

Lauren Babineau currently leads the standings with Adam O’Meara second, Jen Millar third and last year’s winner, Craig Odermatt, fourth.

In the club standings the Prairie Inn Harriers lead with 1876 points followed by Comox Valley Road Runners with 1830, and Ceevacs Road Runners with 1439. All races are sanctioned by B.C. Athletics.

Runners can register online until 6 p.m. Friday (April 1) at vira.bc.ca or on race day at Edward Milne Community School from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Race registration is $30 for adults and $25 for students until April 1. Race day fees are $40.

The race is hosted by the Island Road Racers. The Island Series awards will follow the race.

 

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