This week in Saanich Sports (May 22-28): Elk Lake hosts Power To Be mud run Sunday

Elk Lake welcomes the Power To Be - Power To Play mud run fundraiser Sunday, May 24.

Elk Lake welcomes the Power To Be – Power To Play mud run fundraiser Sunday, May 24. Aiming to raise $170,000 to surpass last years $132,000 mark, proceeds go to more than 800 local families and youth needing support. The run begins at 12 p.m.

Saturday, May 23, brings the first Fairway Gorge Paddling Club Dragon Boat Super Race of the year. The race will be held at the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club on Jutland road May 23.

The 107.3 KOOL FM Oak Bay Half Marathon comes to the streets of Oak Bay Sunday, May 24. Walkers and others needing an early start for the half-marathon will begin at 7 a.m. with the regular half-marathon and relay beginning an hour later. For the children, there’s a 1km run starting at 10:30 a.m. During race weekend, register at the Frontrunners on Shelbourne Street.

The Saanich Tigers Midget A lacrosse team welcomed Nanaimo to Pearkes Rec Centre this Saturday, May 23 with the action beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the gold rink.

Baseball fans have plenty to cheer about this weekend.

The Victoria Mariners Premier squad hosts both the Nanaimo Pirates and the Abbotsford Cardinals this weekend, with games starting at 12 p.m. Saturday (at Layritz Park) and 11 a.m. Sunday at Henderson Park.

Cross-town rivals, the Saanich-based Victoria Premier Eagles, will host the Abbotsford Cardinals Saturday at Lambrick Park beginning at 12 p.m. The Premier boys then head up-Island the Sunday to take on the Nanaimo Pirates.

On the Junior Premier side, the JP Mariners are off at a tournament in Seattle, while the JP Eagles enjoy a weekend off before heading to the North Shore next Saturday.

The Bantam AAA Black Eagles are away this weekend, facing Okanagan and Kamloops in Ladner, while the Bantam AAA Red Eagles welcome Cloverdale for a Sunday double-header starting at 10 a.m. at Carnarvon Park.

– Devon Gall is a Grade 12 student at Mt. Doug High School, an athlete and avid sports enthusiast.


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