Nov. 12, 2022 to March 2, 2023
- Early registration dates
Race: McLean Mill Nation Historic Site, 5633 Smith Rd
Post-race: McLean Mill Nation Historic Site, 5633 Smith Rd
- Remember to register your team
Minimum of five team members
The McLean Mill 10K offers a rustic and beautiful start and finish area at the McLean Mill. Runners who have enjoyed the Port Alberni Paper Chase 15K race, will be familiar with the mill.
The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a new course that is more familiar to runners in terms of distance at 10K with a course more conducive to racing. No longer the Paper Chase 10K, the race is now called the McLean Mill 10K.
The Port Alberni Chamber of Commerce and Ridge View Health and Performance are putting together the best race yet in Port Alberni history. With the national historic site at McLean Mill as the start, finish and backdrop, it’s an iconic location.
With the shorter course, this will allow the Cedar 12K and Comox Valley RV Half Marathon be the “over 10K events” for series points, meanwhile, the McLean Mill 10K will give runners an opportunity to score series points over a very doable distance.
Spring is in the air
The likelihood of it being at least mild, if not warm is good for this April 2nd date. Port Alberni is typically the warmest community on Vancouver Island. By this time of year, runners are seeking a warm event — this just may be the one.
Port Alberni — check out the bustling town
After racing, enjoy a Sunday afternoon in Port Alberni and browse the shops and cafes.
April brings out many of Port Alberni’s features. Consider a trip to nearby Stamp Falls Provincial Park considered by many as one of the most beautiful settings on Vancouver Island. Or, visit Sproat Lake where you can find 800-year-old petroglyphs and even consider a cool down swim (okay, cold swim) in one of the most scenic lakes in British Columbia. For more information and more ‘things to do’ visit this website – www.PortAlberniVisitorCentre.
|Register||Package pick-up||Early start||Main start||Post-race|
|Online||SUNDAY ONLY||NO EARLY START||11:00 am||2:00 pm – 3:00 pm|
|McLean Mill||McLean Mill||McLean Mill||McLean Mill|
Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce
Unlike most races in the Vancouver Island Race Series, a running club does not host this unique race. Although runners indeed help out by volunteering, it is the Chamber of Commerce that puts this race together each year.
The chamber recognizes the benefits of health, fitness, tourism, and business. Port Alberni is a hub between the west coast and the east coast, both popular destinations. Port Alberni itself is a popular destination, especially for fishing, and eco-tourism and the city offers the most affordable housing and real estate on Vancouver Island.
Ridge View Health & Performance
Ridge View Health & Performance is a multidisciplinary health clinic providing physiotherapy, massage therapy, kinesiology, yoga and much more to the Alberni Valley.
Ridge View practitioners use clinical reasoning to provide 1-on-1, evidence-based care. We empower our patients to heal from injury, prevent further injury and reach their health and performance goals.
Ridge View Health & Performance is not just a sponsor of the race but also joining forces with the Chamber of Commerce to help organize this great event.