The Merville 15K – the seventh race in the Frontrunners Island Race Series – takes place Sunday, April 6 at 11 a.m. The race will start and finish at Merville Community Hall, 1245 Fenwick Road, Merville, and is hosted by the River Runners.
Runners can register online until midnight, Wednesday April 2 at www.vira.bc.ca, or on race day. Race registration until April 2 is $25 for adults and $20 for students. Race day fees are $35 and $30 for students.
“This is the 25th running of the Merville 15K and we hope to see over 350 participants on April 6,”says race director Linda Nagle. “The course is fast and scenic and we expect some competitive times.”
Prairie Inn Harriers lead the Island Series club standings with 2,884 points, with Comox Valley Road Runners second (1,888) and Bastion Running Club third (1,644). Derek Vinge and Melissa Ross lead the individual standings, but they both need to run the last two races to maintain their lead.
Eight races make up the Frontrunners Island Race Series. The Merville 15K will be followed by the final race, the Sooke River 10K, on April 13. All races are sanctioned by BC Athletics. Registration is now online at www.vira.bc.ca. Historical results from races dating back to 1980 from previous race series can be seen on www.pih.bc.ca.