Historic 4 Mile Road Race returns on BC Day in Comox

On BC Day, as part of Comox Nautical Days celebrations, Comox Valley Road Runners will be holding a 4 Mile Road Race through the streets of Comox.

The race can claim the record of being the longest continuously held race in British Columbia and this year will be the 47th edition.

The race starts at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1 at Comox Town Hall, 1809 Beaufort Ave.  Registration is on the day at the town hall between 8-8.45 a.m., with a fee of $10 for all, making this race one of the best value for money races in Island racing.  Age category awards for all ages, as well as a prize for the first male and female runner, are included in the entry fee, together with tasty post-race refreshments and  exciting draw prizes.

The event is family orientated, with the majority of participants taking part to enjoy the fun aspect of the event. However, for those wishing to take the event seriously it is a fast course over an unusual distance (4 miles = approximately 6.4 kilometres).

The route for the race is along Beaufort Avenue, Comox Avenue, Balmoral Avenue, Torrence Road, Noel Avenue, Linshart Road, Anderton Road and finishes on Comox Avenue. Please note for safety reasons strollers and pets are not permitted.

For those not wishing to race, you can take in the finish and then watch the parade as both occur on Comox Avenue. The remainder of the day is full of fun activities.

Proceeds raised from the race are used by Comox Valley Road Runners (CVRR) to support many local charities, with numerous donations made annually. CVRR also supplies over 50 volunteers to ensure the race is both safe and successful.

CVRR are grateful to their title sponsor, Jim Smiley of Re/Max Ocean Pacific Realty, and all other local businesses who support this event.

Join us in a fun race as part of a great holiday event and support your local community in the process.

For more information or if you have any questions, contact the race director Karen Weller at karen.weller@yahoo.ca

 

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