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BC 8K Championship Title on the line Sunday

January 19, 2018

The first of this year’s BC Championships takes place Sunday as the Kajaks Track & Field Club host the Steveston Icebreaker 8K, and will feature an abundance of Canadian talent. The race is also the second in the 2018 BC Super Series, and the first in the Lifestages Lower Mainland Road Race Series.

Top contenders for the men’s title include Justin Kent, Theo Hunt, Jesse Hooton, Anthony Tomsich and Rob Watson. The womens championship is highlighted by Dayna Pidhoresky, Catherine Watkins, Jen Moroz, Kate Gustafson and Neasa Coll.

Further down the field, age group world record holders Gwen McFarlan and Lenore Montgomery will likely have their own private contest in the 80+ category.

Race day registration is available at the Steveston Community Centre, with the race getting underway on the waterfront at 9:00am. Results will be posted at https://www.startlinetiming.com/

Race #3 in the BC Super Series will be the Pacific Road Runners “First Half” Half Marathon on February 11. Entry to that race is still open at http://www.pacificroadrunners.ca/firsthalf/

The BC Super Series is a collaboration between BC Athletics and 12 of BC's best road races, which bring the best athletes in BC together in competition, and encourage participation from all abilities.