Runners and Walkers Take to the Streets this Saturday in Esquimalt: Drivers Advised to Exercise Caution

March 15, 2013

Come on out and cheer on participants in the LifeMark Health Esquimalt 5k Fun Run and Walk, being held this Saturday, March 16th.

The Kids 1K Fun Run starts at 8:00 a.m., while the 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m. Some 500 runners and walkers are expected to take part in the event.

The kids 1K race route is on Lyall Street from the Esquimalt Recreation Centre to Lampson Street and back. The 5K race, starting from the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, comprises Lyall Street, Admirals Road, Plaskett Place, Munro Street, Clifton Terrace, Lampson Street as well as Saxe Point Park and Macaulay Point Park.

Safety and Traffic Information:

Lyall street will be closed between Fraser Street and Lampson Street from 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Drivers will still have access to all other areas during the event, but are asked to exercise caution while participants are on the course.

Traffic controllers wearing safety vests will be directing vehicles at intersections, and there may be delays while runners are on the course, particularly at the starting area at the corner of Lyall and Fraser, and on Admirals Road.

Residents living on the race route are also advised to use caution when pulling out of their driveways and to watch for participants. For full event details and a route map, click here

For more information, please contact:

Melissa Wight, Recreation Programmer

Tel: 250-412-8502