Track program to host 41st annual Vikes Relays event

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By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

May 16, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The University of Victoria Vikes will host the 41st annual Vikes Relays track meet on May 23 as a part of the Vikes’ So You Think You Can Run? clinic series.

The Vikes track program has scheduled seven free running clinics and two competition events, including the Vikes Relays. All the participants will have an opportunity to qualify for the finals, which will be hosted in conjunction with the 25th annual Victoria International Track Classic on July 5 at Centennial Stadium.

The So You Think You Can Run? clinics began on May 8 and will continue until June 26, while the Vikes Relays event will be the participants’ first opportunity to put their practice to test. Participants will have the opportunity to show their school spirit and compete in a sprint of 80m, a distance run of 800m and the popular 4x100m relay.

Participants in grade 3-8 are welcome to register online until Friday, May 17 at noon. Community support has been an ongoing tradition of the Vikes Relays event.

Chek TV, Thrifty Foods, and Hot House Pizza are the proud partners of the 2013 Vikes Relays and strongly support the development of active healthy lifestyles in the community. Their investment has deferred the need for entry fees with the goal of removing any barriers to participation in mind.

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


By partnering with the Vikes Relays, Hot House Pizza ensures that a broad range of young people experience competitive running in a fun environment.

For more information or to register for the Vikes Relays event visit: