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.