Island Race Series registration opens

Opening race — Pioneer 8k — takes place Jan. 8 in Central Saanich.

Peterson Perrin of North Saanich (bib 350) and Victoria’s Tyler Trace sprint to the finish of the 2016 Pioneer 8K in Central Saanich.

VICTORIA — December 1 is the early bird registration deadline for the 2017 Vancouver Island Race Series.

Runners can sign up and get a discount on registration fees for the 36th series that goes from January to April and includes eight races. The Series opens Jan. 8, 2017 with the Pioneer 8K — hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers Club — at the Saanich Fairgrounds.

This year, the Series welcomes a new race — the Port Alberni Paper Chase on April 2. Top overall Series award went to Adam O’Meara in 2016, with Jen Millar in second and the top female racer.

To register online, go to islandraceseries.org.

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