Ever wanted to be at the head of the Canada Day Parade on Fifth Street in Courtenay? Now is your chance.
The Comox Valley Road Runners are again hosting the Canada Day 1 Mile Road Race on July 1. The race is run just before the popular Canada Day Parade and finishes in front of Lewis Park. The Fifth Street Mile is a free, family participation event that starts at the intersection of 5th Street at Woods Ave. and runs (mostly downhill) to finish one mile later at Lewis Park. With crowds of people lining the parade route to take in the Canada Day festivities, everyone feels like a champion runner as they head to the finish line.
This year, the top three runners in each age category will be rewarded with chocolate medals. Age categories are female and male runners under 10, 10-14, 15-19, and 20 and older.
Race registration is from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on July 1 at the start at Fifth Street and Woods. Race start is 10 a.m. sharp. Refreshments follow at Simms Park and remember that a run under four minutes wins a pair of running shoes from Extreme Runners.
“Come out and enjoy the Canada Day festivities with a fun run down Fifth Street in Courtenay,” an event spokesperson said.
See www.cvrr.ca for running events in the Comox Valley.
– Comox Valley Road Runners