Sidney’s Bazan Bay 5k race is back

This Sunday is the 20th running of the Bazan Bay 5K race and organizer Wayne Coulson says it’s shaping up to be a big one.

Participants in last year’s Bazan Bay 5K race in Sidney. The event returns this Sunday

SIDNEY — This Sunday is the 20th running of the Bazan Bay 5K race and organizer Wayne Coulson says it’s shaping up to be a big one.

“As it is part of the B.C. Timex Series, we hope to break 700 in registrations,” he said in a media release. “And with a sunny, balmy six degree Centigrade forecast it could be a fast run for everyone.”

Last year’s event was won by Geoff Martindale, who placed first overall at a blistering pace of 14 minutes and 12 seconds — that’s an average of two minutes and 51 seconds per kilometre

The top female racer in 2014 was Erin Burrett at 16:35 (or 3.19 minutes per kilometre).

The Bazan Bay 5K is one of eight races in the Frontrunners Island Race Series. Currently, the Prairie Inn Harriers lead the team standings.

The race is set to begin at 11 a.m. this Sunday, March 8.

People can register before 10:30 a.m. on race day at the Mary Winspear Centre.

— Submitted by the Vancouver Island Runners Association

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