Carnival 10-km on tap

The Canadian Tire Road Race Series gets underway with the Starting Block Winter Carnival 10-kilometre run Sunday in Lavington.

The Canadian Tire Road Race Series gets underway with the Starting Block Winter Carnival 10-kilometre run Sunday in Lavington.

The event starts near Lavington Elementary at 10 a.m. The course features gently rolling terrain and is a combination of an out-and-back and loop through rural-residential and agricultural countryside. There will be water stations at the 3- and 8-km marks.

The entry fee is $26 (add $10 for race day entry) for the 10-km, and $6 for the 3-km distance. B.C. Athletic members save $3.

Race day registration closes at 9:30 a.m., and the last day of online registration is midnight tonight. For more information, visit www.interiorrunningassocation.com. Entry forms are also available from The Starting Block (3017B 30th Ave.).

Race package pick-up goes from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at The Starting Block, and until 9:50 a.m. on race day at Lavington Elementary.

There will be refreshments, awards and draw prizes following race. The first 150 to register receive a T-shirt.

The Canadian Tire series consists of 11 races from 5-km to half marathon (21-km) distances on scenic, sometimes challenging routes, throughout the Thompson Okanagan. The second stop is the Lakeside 5km, Sunday, March 10, in Penticton.