March 08, 2016
(Vancouver, BC – March 8, 2016) Saturday morning will see sub-4 minute milers, national champions, and international marathoners in head-to-head competition around Vancouver’s Stanley Park at the BMO St Patrick’s Day 5K. The 5K distance is always an intriguing race, pitting middle-distance against endurance specialists, and the third event in the BC Super Series brings them together for the BC Championship.
“I have a passion to put on the most competitive race we can over the distance” says race director Steve Mattina. “The BC Super Series is trying to gather like-minded events to support the pursuit of competitive running and the dreams of Canadian athletes to achieve all their goals.”
A tight five-way battle is anticipated for the men’s Championship, with a $250 bonus on offer for breaking the course record of 14:25.
The women’s Championship may have less contenders, but nevertheless could produce a course record.
While the serious athletes may have the BC Championship as their goal, many more will come dressed in costume, and will stay for the Irish themed after-party. Proceeds from the event benefit the Canadian Diabetes Society.
The race starts at 9:30am on Pipeline Drive, and circles around Brockton Point, before finishing back up Pipeline to the Stanley Park Pavilion.
Online registration for the BMO St Patrick’s Day 5K closes on Wednesday night. Complete race information at http://www.stpatricks5k.com/
The BC Super Series is a collaboration between BC Athletics and 12 of BC’s best road races, http://www.bcathletics.org/BCSuperSeries/. The next event is the Modo Spring Run-Off 8K on March 20.