Runners gather at Shawnigan Hills Athletic Park for the return of parkrun on Saturday, Oct. 2. (Celine Xi photo)

Runners gather at Shawnigan Hills Athletic Park for the return of parkrun on Saturday, Oct. 2. (Celine Xi photo)

Parkrun returns to Shawnigan Hills

24 runners take part as event resumes after 19-month break

The first Shawnigan Hills parkrun in 19 months took place last Saturday morning as 24 runners, joggers and walkers completed the 5km course. Event number 24 (or maybe it should be called event number 2.1) was a long time coming and saw Jody Chambers finish in 18 minutes 41 seconds, the second fastest time on this particular course. Eleven first-timers took part, enjoying the scenic route through the campus of Shawnigan Lake School.

Walk, jog, run, volunteer or simply come and watch — it is up to you. Be a part of the community, make new friends and socialize — we meet at Shawnigan Coffee House post-run after each event. It is a great way to start the weekend.

To register for parkrun, please go to https://www.parkrun.ca/register. Simply fill in your details and print off your unique barcode and you are good to go.

Next run: Saturday, Oct. 9 at 9 a.m.

– Mark Swannell, organizer

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