Island race series continues in Cobble Hill this weekend

The second race in the Frontrunners Island Race Series, the Cobble Hill 10K, takes place on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m.

VICTORIA — The second race in the Frontrunners Island Race Series, the Cobble Hill 10K, takes place on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m.

The race starts and finishes at George Bonner Middle School, Cobble Hill Road. The 10K is hosted by the CEEVACS Road Runners.

This race comes on the heels of the Pioneer 8K, held Jan. 11 at the Saanich Fairgrounds in Central Saanich. In club standings, the Prairie Inn Harriers lead with 811 points, followed by Comox Valley Road Runners with 270 and Salt Spring Sneakers with 179.

“We look forward to seeing over 500 runners on our flat, fast course, and with good weather expected on race day, we should see some age class records set,” says Ian Milne, Race Director. “It is also a good course for anyone looking for a personal best time for a 10K run.”

Runners can register at www.vira.bc.ca or on race day. Race day registration is open on Sunday until 10:30 a.m. at a cost of $35 ($30 for students).

Eight races make up the Frontrunners Island Race Series. Cobble Hill  will be followed by Cedar 12K on Feb. 8, Hatley Castle 8K on Feb. 22, Synergy Health Management Ltd Bazan Bay 5K on March 8, Comox Valley RV Half Marathon on March 22, Merville 15K on April 12, and Sooke River 10K on April 19.

Synergy Health Management Ltd. Bazan Bay 5K and the Comox Valley RV Half Marathon are also part of the Timex BC Series.  — VIRA

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