Victoria International Track Classic Starts June 13th

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VICTORIA, B.C. (ISN) – Mark your calendars for Wednesday June 13th for the 24th Annual Victoria International Track Classic. The event starts at 6:30pm at Centennial Stadium, UVic, and if you participated in this year’s TC10K and wear your shirt to the meet, you pay only $5 (regular ticket price $12).

The University of Victoria will host the 40th annual Vikes Relays track meet in conjunction with the Victoria International Track Classic (VITC) from June 12-13. In 2011, over 400 aspiring track athletes participated in the Vikes Relays, which will again feature three youth events – a sprint, distance run and 4×100-m relay. Each athlete entered into the Vikes relays will also receive a free ticket to attend the Victoria International Track Classic on June 13.

Registration for the Vikes Relays event is at no cost, will include a t-shirt for the first 100 who register, as well as four free training sessions with the UVic Vikes track athletes and coaches. Training sessions will occur on May 16, 23, 29 and June 6, from 6-7 p.m. at Centennial Stadium. Parents are encouraged to register their children, regardless of their school affiliation.

Thanks to our sponsors, all young athletes in grades 3-8 will have the opportunity to experience competitive running in a fun environment at no cost.

“Thrifty Foods is proud to support healthy activities for youth,” said Vivian Chenard, Thrifty Foods manager of sponsorships and events. “This is one of the many ways we are engaged in building stronger and healthier communities.”

Selected Vikes Relays finalists will have the opportunity to race their finals in between events at the Victoria International Track Classic, the following day. The Victoria International Track Classic, will provide Canadian athletes one of their final opportunities to face world-class competition prior to the Olympic Trials, June 27.

Tickets for the Victoria International Track Classic, are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $5 for youth (under 14) or $30 for a family pass for two adults and two youth. Parents of Vikes Relays participants can purchase tickets for the VITC in person on June 12 for a discounted price of $5.

The 2012 Victoria International Track Classic is pleased to present the 24th Annual Track Classic at Centennial Stadium, Victoria BC. VITC is committed to providing a highly competitive environment for athletes and a dynamic entertainment event for spectators. The 2012 Victoria International Track Classic is the second meet of Canada’s National Track League.

Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.