VANCOUVER, September 15th. Reigning Canadian Marathon champion Trevor Hofbauer comfortably won the sixth annual Under Armour Eastside 10K today ahead of a record 3,200 participants. The top four men ran in a tight group until the 4-kilomtre mark before Adam Visokay, fourth place finisher, trailed off. Hofbauer took the lead ahead of second place finisher Lucas Bruchet and third place finisher Justin Kent , where he remained for the duration of the race.
“I felt strong out there from start to finish,” said Trevor. “Luke and Justin are fast guys so I wanted to make sure I maintained a good pace throughout the race.
On the Women’s side, it was Natasha Wodak who took her second victory at Eastside. Natasha, who is the course record holder, ran a great race alongside previous winner Leslie Sexton who finished in second place. Natasha took the lead at the half way mark and never looked back. London’s Lindsay Carson came in third.
“It was a fun race,” said Wodak. “I wanted to Kill the Hill so that’s where I made my move. I pushed hard from there and was able to win.”
The event attracted a sold-out field of 3,200 runners and so far, has raised over $27,000 in support of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, PHS Community Services Society, and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Participants can continue to fundraise online until October 1st at www.eastside10k.com.
“It was so great to see such a competitive race,” said race director Ryan Chilibeck. “It’s equally inspiring to see runners completing their first run, setting personal bests and fundraising for our three great charity partners. The Under Armour Eastside 10k is a true community event.”
Under Armour Eastside 10k top finishers results:
- Trevor Hofbauer – Calgary, AB, Canada TIME: 29:24
- Lucas Bruchet – White Rock, BC, Canada TIME: 29:50
- Justin Kent – Burnaby, BC, Canada TIME: 29:59
- Natasha Wodak– North Vancouver, BC, Canada TIME: 33:12
- Leslie Sexton – London, ON, Canada TIME: 33:35
- Lindsay Carson – Burnaby, BC, Canada TIME: 34:52
Information and complete race results can be found at www.eastside10k.ca
For more information on Canada Running Series events, please visit www.canadarunningseries.com
About Under Armour Eastside 10k.
The Under Armour Eastside 10k is part of the prestigious Canada Running Series. As Vancouver’s premier fall 10k, it takes place in the Eastside, running for three Eastside embedded charities, with the great Eastside Community. More than 3000 runners take to the streets each September to show their love for the heart of Vancouver. Canada Running Series is the nation’s premier running circuit with events in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal. It annually attracts over 60,000 participants and raises more than $6 million for some 320 charities. Canada Running Series is strongly committed to staging great experiences for runners of all levels from first time runners, charity supporters and Canadian Olympians; and to making sport part of sustainable communities and the city-building process. Our mission is “building community through running”. For more information please visit: www.CanadaRunningSeries.com