The Q’s Victoria Run Series Set to Kick Off

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Christopher Kelsall

May 3, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The fourth season of The Q’s Victoria Run Series will take place Saturday, May 11th at the Jack Wallace Memorial Track at Oak Bay High School (behind Recreation Oak Bay).

This is the first of four meets that take place every-other-week. May 11th will feature three distances for all abilities, 800, 1500m and 5000m. The first race will begin at 6:30 PM sharp – deadline for check-in and registration is 6:00 PM May 11th. All races are subject to being capped to 16 participants, early registration is recommended.

The 5000m competitive race will feature several top age-group athletes from around Greater Victoria as well as former University of Victoria Vike captain Clifford Childs. Childs will be seeking the World University Championships (FISU) qualifying time, which is 14:00 for men and 16:00 for women.

The Q’s Victoria Run Series was previously named The Q’s Victoria Track Series and previously encompassed only track meets. The new, revamped series will include two cross-country meets in the late summer and at least one road race on Saturday, July 6 at Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence (PISE). “I am also working on two more potential events, one on the road in mid-September as well as another track meet in late August,” said series director Christopher Kelsall.

Two of the track meets will be at Oak Bay and two at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium. Proceeds from the series support the Mustard Seed Food Bank. Each race is captured on video; all results and all other information to do with the series are available at the website: www.victoriarunseries.ca.  Spectators may provide non-perishable food donations to the Mustard Seed, who will be on hand volunteering at all events.

The title sponsor, 100.3 the Q! are into their fourth year of supporting the series and will also be on hand for most events. Chris Loran from the Q! said, “we are excited about another fun year of track and looking forward to the first meet on May 11th at Oak Bay High School.”

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