Second River Run

Help raise money and awareness for mid Vancouver Island habitat

  • Tue May 21st, 2013 12:00pm
  • Sports

Participants in last year’s River Run in Parksville.

The Second Annual River Run is happening June 9 and registration is now taking place.

The event is a fundraiser for the Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society (MVIHES) a non-profit organization  that  works on conservation and restoration of habitat related to salmon including watersheds, estuaries and shorelines from Deep Bay to Lantzville, connecting people to their landscape through partnerships focusing on field study, education and restoration.

The River Run is a 5K walk/run along the Englishman River. It begins at the Englishman River Regional Park at the end of Allsbrook Road and travels the paths along the Englishman River close to the fish hatchery. The orange vehicle gate will be opened for registered participants to drive to the gravel pit and park.

The gate will open at 9:30 a.m. and the race begins at 10. You can register at www.theriverrun.ca or www.runningroom.com under races in the month of June. Or e-mail Deborah Nicol at annualriverrun@gmail.com. The cost is $30 for adults, $20 for seniors and students, 16 and under is free.

Refreshments are provided by Thrifty Foods, with sponsorship from Timberwest, Nicole Williams Photography, the Regional District of Nanaimo and PostNet Parksville.

Check www.mvihes.bc.ca for more MVIHES.

— Submitted by Deborah Nicol