Runners will aim for best times at Kajaks Fun Run

The sixth annual Richmond Kajaks Fun Run is next Sunday. - sub
The sixth annual Richmond Kajaks Fun Run is next Sunday.
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For the second weekend in a row, the picturesque Middle Arm will serve as the backdrop for an international track event.

After hosting the annual Can-Am Dual Race Walk Meet last Sunday, the River Road dyke trail will be the site of the sixth annual Richmond Olympic Oval 10-kilometre run hosted by the Richmond Kajaks Track and Field Club this coming Sunday (Aug. 17).

"“We are really excited about hosting this annual run at the Richmond Olympic Oval plaza, and encouraging people to get active and achieve their personal goals,” said race director Jared Hulme.

Hulme noted that besides offering scenic views of the Fraser River, the trail is also one of the flattest courses in the Lower Mainland. The run is open for runners of all abilities and the social afterwards is a great way to meet others in their community.

“ It is truly  amazing to see the community come together in supporting this year’s race," said Hulme.

Start time is at 9 a.m. on the Riverside Plaza on the north side of the Richmond Olympic Oval (6111 River Road). Registrations will be taken up to 20 minutes prior to the race start time.   Entry fee is $40 and includes a post-run social with pizza and refreshments on the oval’s spectacular Riverside Plaza. All proceeds raised by the run go towards supporting rising track and field athletes in our community.

To register or for more information, visit or drop into your local Running Room location.

The final race of the Lower Mainland Road Race Series (,  is supported by Boston Pizza, City of Richmond, Flying Beaver, LifeMark, Starbucks, Save on Foods and many others.

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