Sooke River 10K this Sunday

The race starts and finishes at Edward Milne Community School.

The third race in the Vancouver Island Race Series – Sooke River 10K – takes place this Sunday (Feb. 5).

The race starts and finishes at Edward Milne Community School. The 10K is hosted by the Victoria Marathon Society.

The course is an undulating out-and-back along Sooke River Road, a rural, paved road to the historic Sooke Potholes.

Course records are 30:19 (Steve Osaduik) and 35:23 (Meghan Day).

Runners can register online until 6 p.m, Friday (Feb. 3) at islandseries.org or on race day.

Race day registration is open on Sunday until 10:15 a.m, at a cost of $40. Race organizers advise to get to the school early to register.

The Sooke River 10K is followed by 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.

To register for the races in the Island Race Series go to: www.islandseries.org.