Runners ready to lace up for half marathon

More than 1,000 participants expected for Oak Bay KOOL Half Marathon

This is the course map for the KOOL Oak Bay Half Marathon.

Runners will be looking to go the distance at this weekend’s Oak Bay KOOL Half Marathon.

“With over 1,000 participants hitting the streets of Oak Bay, we are really excited for this year’s event,” said Nick Walker, from presenting sponsor Frontrunners. “With fantastic partners like Red Barn Market, Fernwood Coffee and Synergy Health Management, participants will be in for a real treat, as these great local companies are going to make this an unforgettable experience. The Oak Bay Police and the District of Oak Bay have been tremendous to work with and we look forward to another successful year.”

The course starts out from the heart of Oak Bay’s shopping district at Oak Bay Avenue and Hampshire Road. After winding its way through the historic residential setting of Oak Bay, the course loops out and back along the scenic seaside route of Beach Drive to Loon Bay Park with one gradual hill, making its way down hill to the finish line in Oak Bay.

Along with the 11th annual half marathon and relay, there will also be a 10k, 5k and 1k runs. The event attracts thousands of participants, volunteers and spectators, and with the multiple scenic courses it is suitable for all ages and abilities. The event is also a key fundraiser for the CFAX Santas Anonymous charity.

Police will be at major intersections to direct traffic flow and there will be a rolling closure on Beach Drive. Motorists are advised to expect some delays during the event.

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