From left: CVRR president Ron Crowther, Santa Claus, and Jeff Hampton and Leigh Campbell of the CV Food Bank.

Runners ring in the holidays

The Comox Valley Road Runners hosted another successful Jingle Bell Run Dec. 3 to ring in the holiday season.

The annual event includes a three kilometre, and a 7k run or walk. It is a poker run, so participants collect cards as they follow a course through Seal Bay Park. Prizes are awarded to the top poker hands.

The Jingle Bell run is conducted to support the Comox Valley Food Bank. Registration includes a small donation to the Food Bank, as well as a non-perishable food item.

Clear weather drew a strong crowd of participants, with 177 people taking part in the events.

Fifteen boxes of groceries, or roughly 600 pounds of food, were collected for the Food Bank. Donations totalling $1,300 were also collected for the Food Bank.

Don’t forget to check out the Learn to Run 5km Clinic that is offered by CVRR. This is a great way to kick off the New Year. The clinic begins Jan. 13, and runs every Saturday for 10 weeks, culminating in a 5km Fun Run.

Another great goal for the new year is the Comox Valley RV Half Marathon, which takes place March 18.

For information about these events, as well as a free training plan for the Half Marathon, visit cvrr.ca.

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