Country Roads Marathon goes bright and early Sunday, June 14

Boston Marathon qualifier sends walkers off at 6 a.m. followed by runners at 7 a.m.

Rise and shine – and get ready to run – early this Sunday at the 2015 Comox Valley Country Roads Marathon gets underway bright and early on June 14.

The Boston Marathon qualifier starts at 6 a.m. for walkers and 7 a.m. for runners. The marathon, half marathon and relay routes all start and finish at the Comox Valley Sports Centre on Vanier Drive.

“This event is organized entirely by volunteers, and all funds raised will support the Vancouver Island Crisis Society suicide prevention programs,” an event spokesperson said.

“Our event relies on the generous support of local merchants, associations and individuals who donate their time and finances towards our support of this society. Please email info@countryroadsmarathon.com for more information.”

Living up to its name, the Country Roads features a rural scenic course that includes spectacular views of the Comox Glacier, Beaufort Mountain Range, and farmlands. “This course will take you along country roads passing by cows, chicken, horses and much more,” the spokesperson noted. “You will be greeted by entertaining water stops along the way that will keep you pumped throughout the race.”

The aid/water stations are located approximately every two miles along the race course. Porta potties are located at each relay transition. Band-aids, petroleum jelly are available at all water stations and finish area.

Post-race refreshments will be available at the start and finish for racers and volunteers only. Starting at noon sharp, awards will be presented to first, second and third in each category. All marathon and relay teams will receive a commemorative souvenir

 

Results and certificates will be available on site at the conclusion of the awards ceremony. Route maps and more information is available at countryroadsmarathon.com

 

 

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