Run 4-Miler and be part of B.C. history

46th running of longest continuously held race in B.C. goes Aug. 3 in Comox

Comox Valley's Chris Winkelaar (left) put his best foot forward at a recent running of the 4 Mile Road Race.

Comox Valley's Chris Winkelaar (left) put his best foot forward at a recent running of the 4 Mile Road Race.

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

This is the longest continuously held race in British Columbia and this year will be the 46th annual running of the event.

The race starts at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3 at Comox Town Hall, 1809 Beaufort Ave., Comox. Registration is on the day at the Town Hall between 8-8:45 a.m., with a fee of $10 for all, making this one of the best value-for-money races on the Island. 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 oriented, 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 6.5 kilometres).

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

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

Proceeds from the race are used by 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,” a club spokesperson said. “Join us in a fun race as part of a great holiday event and support your local community in the process.”

For more information, contact race director Graham Garner at graham53@telus.net.

– Comox Valley

Road Runners

 

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