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Road closures coming for Oak Bay half marathon

The Oak Bay Half Marathon is pictured in 2016. (CTV News) The Oak Bay Half Marathon is pictured in 2016. (CTV News)
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Commuters should expect road closures in the Oak Bay area on Sunday morning for the Oak Bay Half Marathon.

The annual event kicks off at 8 a.m. – with an early 7 a.m. start for some participants – and wraps up at noon, though road closures should be expected before and after these hours.

While the event highlights the half marathon, the race also includes a 10-kilometre run, a relay race and a kids’ run.

The race routes follow the Oak Bay coastline from the Uplands area down to McNeill Bay.

Closed streets include a large section of Beach Drive, Oak Bay Avenue, Hampshire Road, Newport Avenue, Central Avenue and Windsor Road.

A map of the race route can be found below.

This year's event marks the 17th annual Oak Bay Half Marathon. It also marks nearly a decade since CFAX 1070's Al Ferraby began his "$21 for 21km" fundraiser.

The radio host at CTV News Vancouver Island's sister station runs the half marathon as a fundraiser for CFAX Santa's Anonymous Society, which supports children and families in need in Greater Victoria.

The fundraiser asks that people donate $21 for the 21 kilometres that Ferraby runs.

Since "Al's $21 for 21km" began in 2014, the radio host has raised more than $244,000 for CFAX Santa's Anonymous.

This year, Ferraby has raised more than $17,400 out of his $21,000 goal.

The fundraiser ends on June 10.

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