Island running series to start on the Saanich Peninsula

The 34th running of the Frontrunners Island Race Series goes January until April 2015 with eight races.

SAANICH PENINSULA — The 34th running of the Frontrunners Island Race Series goes January until April 2015 with eight races.

The events range from five kilometres to a half-marathon.

Opening the series is the Harriers Pioneer 8K on January 11 in Central Saanich. Other events are the Cobble Hill 10K on January 25, Cedar 12K on February 8, Hatley Castle 8K on February 22, Synergy Health Management 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.

“The goal for 2015 is to get more participants to the start line for all the distances in each community,” says Cathy Noel, President of the Vancouver Island Runners’ Association (VIRA).

“The Island Series is extremely well run and the running and walking community is very welcoming to participants of all abilities.”

New this year is charity partner Victoria Hospitals Foundation. When registering participants will have the opportunity to top up their registration and support the many rehabilitative services at Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital.

In 2014 Claire Morgan (Prairie Inn Harriers) won the overall series award. Prairie Inn Harriers won the club standings.

To learn more, go to www.vira.bc.ca.

— Submitted

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