Oak Bay Merrython puts fun in your run

Annual Merrython returns to Oak Bay on Dec. 4 to support Rotary programs

It’s time to lace up your runners for this year’s Oak Bay Merrython Fun Run.

The 32nd Annual Merrython Fun Run is organized by Oak Bay Rotary and supported by Oak Bay firefighters, Frontrunners, Runners of Compassion, and Oak Bay Parks and Recreation.

Take advantage of early bird registration, before Nov. 14, to save $5 and get a free toque.

“The toque is new this year and we’re hoping it’s popular,” said Henderson Recreation Centre fitness supervisor Jenny Rhodes. “We have always given out a T-shirt in the past and thought we’d try this – just in time for your winter running.”

The Merrython Fun Run takes place Dec. 4, starting at Henderson Recreation Centre, 2911 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. It includes an eight-kilometre run, four-kilometre walk and one-kilometre children’s event.

Warm up at 9:45 in the gym at Henderson rec centre. Start time is 10 a.m. with the children’s one kilometre event beginning at 11:15 a.m.

Early bird registration for participants 13 years and older is $20 and includes a runner’s toque. Children under 13 are $5 (no toque).

Registration from Nov. 15 to Dec. 1 and 4 for teens and adults is $25 (no toque) and children are $5 (no toque).

Runners of Compassion running club will be collecting non-perishable food items, and winter wear and blankets. Donations will be exchanged for a Recreation Oak Bay courtesy pass. All funds raised will support the Rotary Club of Oak Bay in their local and international projects.

Registration forms are available online at recreation.oakbaybc.org or at all Oak Bay recreation centres. Call 250-370-7200 for more information.