Merville 15K runs this Sunday

The 23rd annual running race begins at 11 a.m. at the Merville Hall and is part of the Island Race Series

The annual Merville 15K runs this Sunday.

“This is the 23rd year that the River Runners has hosted the race and over 470 runners have signed up this year,” says race director Linda Nagle of Campbell River. “The course is fast and scenic and we expect Nick Walker and Claire Morgan to be contenders for top male and female.”

The Merville 15-kilometre event is the seventh race in the Frontrunners Island Race Series. The race will start and finish at Merville Community Hall located on the Island Highway and Fenwick Road in Merville.

The race begins at 11 a.m. For those who haven’t already signed up online, come to the hall earlier to register. The cost is $35 for adults and $30 for students.

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 21. All races are sanctioned by BC Athletics.

After six races, Prairie Inn Harriers lead the Island Series club standings, with Bastion Running Club second and Comox Valley Road Runners third. Geoff Martinson and Jen Millar lead the individual standings.

For more information, visit www.vira.bc.ca