Following a successful race season in 2013, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is excited about offering the biggest run races of the year in Richmond in 2014.
Starting this Sunday, Jan. 19, MEC kicks offs its 2014 Vancouver Race Series with a 5K and 10K run at the Water #10 sculpture on Richmond's River Road at Cambie Road.
"Our Vancouver Race Series saw its best results of 2013 in Richmond," said Sean Mahar, MEC's national activity strategy coordinator.
"It was particularly impressive to see our most recent Richmond race sold out."
MEC races include all the features serious runners expect in a race, yet are still suitable for everyone, from beginners to competitors.
The 2014 series offers an expanded range of formats with 5K, 10K, 15K and half marathon options available.
MEC says it aims to offer what's really important in a running event: "a sense of accomplishment, an opportunity to burn some calories, and a chance to meet new running partners."
"For 2014, we're looking to become more involved with the local teams and clubs in Richmond by offering team entries to any coaches as well as support local run clubs," said Mallory Holmes, MEC Vancouver's outreach coordinator.
This weekend's season opener - which will start and finish at the Water #10 sculpture and pump station at the corner of Cambie and River roads - will have chip timing, snacks and a beautiful scenic view along the dyke trail for only $15.
All information on the national MEC race series can be viewed at events.mec.ca.
For more information, contact Mallory Holmes at 604-872-7858 or Mallory.firstname.lastname@example.org.