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2018 Sooke 10K by Dan Clayton

The seventh race in the Vancouver Island Race Series – TriStars Sooke 10K – runs on Sunday, April 7 at 11 am.

This is the 19th year that the Sooke 10K has been part of the race series. The course records for Sooke were set in 2004 by Steve Osaduik (30:19) and Meghan Day (35:23).

The eight-race series will wind up with the super-fast Synergy Health Management Bazan Bay 5K on April 14th, the same weekend as the massive Vancouver Sun Run. The following week the TC10K is on – a race that is back in growth mode after several years of slipping numbers.

Sooke will be an excellent opportunity for local runners to get in a 10K race in preparation for the following two weekend events.

Sooke offers a course that runs gently uphill for the first two kilometres, then is undulating until around the 8K mark, then it is all downhill for the final two kilometres offering an out-and-back rural route.

There will be a 10:30 am 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, and is hosted by TriStars Training.

Runners can register online until 6 pm Friday April 5 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 April 5. Race day fees are $50.

The Island Series offers a club competition, currently, Victoria’s Prairie Inn Harriers lead the way with 2,305 points, followed by Bastion Running Club of Nanaimo with 2,057 points and third is Ceevacs Roadrunners of the Cowichan Valley with 1,625 points.

The Island Series awards will be presented after the final race at Bazan Bay.

Results from the Island Series races to date can be seen here: https://racedaytiming.ca/vira/2019