The fourth annual running of the CVEX Kids’ Track n’ Trail Fun Run was held Saturday, Aug. 25.
It was a beautiful day for the event which is co-organized by the Comox Valley Exhibition and the Comox Valley Road Runners. This event offers a safe, organized environment for kids to run.
The nervous excitement was felt in the older age group (Truffles). It may have been the smallest age group for the run, but those kids had a good understanding of what the prize was for first boy and girl of each age group – a midway pass for the day.
They ran their 1500m course with determination and sheer will. Probably one of the most exciting finishes to date with a real “race” between the first competitors with sheer seconds between the two. “Nice work!” a race spokesperson said.
“The run is exciting in all age groups. The two younger groups had many excited and some nervous participants as it was possibly their first run event ever. Such a great opportunity for a family memory,” the spokesperson said.
The winners this year were:
Marshmallows (5 and under) Danielle Kenny and Everett Burch Chicklets (6-9) Ben Prager and Caitlyn Burry, Truffles (10 and up) Sequoia Bridges and Andrew Perry. “Good job to all the kids,” the spokesperson said.
“This run could not happen without the local support of the sponsors. Huge thank-you to The Comox Valley Exhibition, Comox Valley Road Runners, Comox Valley RV, Ambassador Shuttle Services, Let’s Go! Personal Training, ReMax Ocean Pacific Reality, Comox Valley Regional District, Mountain City Cycle, Extreme Runners, Trail Cycles, Mary Ann Rolfe, and Thrifty Foods.
“Come out next year and run!” said the spokesperson.
– Comox Valley Road Runners