Sunday road race at Royal Roads

The Hatley Castle 8K road race is still up and running.

The Hatley Castle 8K is still up and running.

The future of the scenic run was in jeopardy after the Royal Roads Running Club called it quits — but it appears Langford residents will keep racing past the historic Hatley Castle for the foreseeable future.

“It has got a bit of history because it has been around,” said Frontrunners Langford owner Mark Nelson. “The biggest thing is keeping the consistency going.”

The Frontrunners Athletic Club has taken over the reins of the popular run after the community running club rolled it into one of eight races in the Frontrunners Island Race Series.

On Sunday, Feb. 19, 550 to 700 runners are expected to participate in the third race of the January to April season, that sees up to 4,500 runners race through Comox Valley, Sooke, Cobble Hill and Hatley Castle among others. Races range from five kilometres up to a 21.1 km half marathon.

“The running club has members of all levels supporting runners in the community,” Nelson said. “We are happy to see the event (continue). It is a good event for the western communities.”.

Registration is $25 at any Frontrunners store or online at


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