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2017 Sooke 10K. Photo by Jessica Moffatt

 

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The penultimate race in the Vancouver Island Race Series is this Sunday, March 25. The popular Sooke 10K is now in its 18th year and there is a new host club taking it on – TriStars Training.

Last year’s race produced some drama – first it was re-scheduled because of snow, and then on the new race day the course featured a huge ‘puddle’ which everyone had to run through. But everyone took it in stride and some memorable photos were captured.

Race director, Saskia Bjornson is looking forward to Sunday. “TriStars is thrilled to be hosting the Sooke 10K race this year. VIRA and Sooke have created a very warm welcome to our club and we look forward to doing the same to our race participants come Sunday,” she said.

With just one race to go in the series (Bazan Bay 5k on April 8) the individual standings show that Ian Searle and Shelby Drope are tied for first place each with 814 points. But Searle needs to run the last two races to qualify for the final awards as he has just done three races. Drope just needs to do one.

In the club championship Bastion Run Club leads with 2,207 points, second is Ceevacs with 2,114 and third is Prairie Inn Harriers with 1,914 points.

Runners can register online until 6 pm Friday March 23 at www.islandseries.org or on race day at Edward Milne School from 9:00 am – 10:15 am. Race registration is $30 for adults and $25 for students until March 23. Race day fees are $40.

Race day start is 11 am with a 10:30 am early start for walkers and runners who anticipate they will finish in 1.5 hours. The race will start and finish at Edward Milne School, 6218 Sooke Rd.