Runners raise food, money

The Comox Valley Road Runners raised a van-load of donated food and $663.50 in the club's annual fundraiser for the Comox Valley Food Bank.

TWO YOUNG PARTICIPANTS in the Jingle Bell Run enjoy a post-run treat.

TWO YOUNG PARTICIPANTS in the Jingle Bell Run enjoy a post-run treat.

The Comox Valley Road Runners raised a van-load of donated food and $663.50 in the club’s annual fundraiser for the Comox Valley Food Bank.

The trails at Seal Bay Park were alive with the sound of bells as 176 participants, many festively dressed, walked or ran, some guided by children in strollers.

For $5 and a food donation, they received cards from dealers placed along a seven-km or three-km Jingle Bell Run route, with prizes going to those partners with the three best poker hands. In addition to those prizes, there were many excellent draw prizes and great food and drinks thanks to the generosity of a number of local businesses.

The Comox Valley Road Runners would especially like to thank all the volunteers and give special recognition to the local businesses that helped make this such a special event.

— Comox Valley Road Runners