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Upcoming Vancouver Island Race Calendar

Upcoming race calendar for Victoria, Nanaimo, Gulf Islands, and nearby destination races.

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October

October 21 2017
Saturday
Vancouver Island Trail Running Series (formerly Gutbuster) (2017)
The Frontrunners Vancouver Island Trail Running Series is Vancouver Island’s premier trail running series that takes runners off, the roads and onto some of the most amazing trail networks in Western Canada. Starting at the base of Mt. Maxwell in Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park, athletes climb to the summit of Mt. Maxwell to spectacular views of the Cowichan Bay and Gulf Islands. Athletes then tour around Mt. Maxwell Provincial Park before descending back down to Burgoyne Bay then ascending the final climb up Mt. Sullivan before returning to the Start/Finish area. Sport Short Course follows the same route however, turns down Mt. Maxwell just before the main summit. Burgoyne Bay, 370 Burgoyne Bay Road, Salt Spring Island, BC Canada ( Google Map) (past results)
October 22 2017
Sunday
Ceevacs Roadrunners (2017)
"Run Now Wine Later"

Enjoy the tranquility of the Trans Canada Trail & the fantastic views from the historic Holt Creek Trestle!

Want a FIRST? like to be DIFFERENT? love a CHALLENGE? Run the COMBO…run the 5K then the 10K for a total of 15K and receive an AWESOME MEDAL! The first event of its kind on Vancouver Island! Your Cowichan Autumn Classic Experience Includes: Draw Prizes! Entertainment! Finish Line Photos Free Vigneti Zanatta Wine Tastings! Holt Creek Trestle! Massage Tent! Novelty Finisher wine glass! Trans Canada Trail! Dress in costume & you could win a prize! (past results)

October 29 2017
Sunday
MEC (2017)
Celebrate the spookiest time of the year with a run! Get chip-timed results, coffee and bananas, finish-line massages, plus unlimited high-fives from stoked MEC members and staff. Three distances - 5K/10K/Half Marathon. Location - Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park. (past results)
October 29 2017
Sunday
Perseverance Trail Run (2017)
The 13th Annual Perseverance Trail Run is coming to Cumberland on October 29th, 2017! RACE DETAILS: Get ready for breathtaking scenery and unforgettable views. Be prepared for pristine single track, winding cross-country trails and twisting forest paths. You can be sure there will be a few ups and downs again in this years race;). Choose from the 3K X-Country Romp or the 11K Mountain Run and help to protect these beautiful Cumberland trails! Sign up here for race updates. 11K Mountain Run Start Time - 11:01am The 11K course features some of the most breathtaking running trails imaginable. It is a classic mountain trail course, so expect to run up and down plenty of hills, through soft forest paths and technical single-track mountain bike trails, over bridges and logs, through water and along creeks in the Cumberland Community Forest. Any children under 14 years must be accompanied by a registered adult racer on the 11K mountain course.er on the 11K mountain course. (past results)

November

November 11 2017
Saturday
Prairie Inn Harriers (2017)
The Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club and 2:18 Run are pleased to host the Harriers Thetis Lake 20K Relay. This popular trail relay, always held on Remembrance Day, is a good tune up for the Harriers Gunner Shaw 10K Cross Country Classic on November 25, 2017 and the Harriers Stewart Mountain 10 Mile/5 Mile Challenge on December 9. Schools, clubs, recreation centres, running clinics, competitive and recreational runners, and walkers of all paces are welcome to join the fun at Thetis Lake Park. (past results)
November 19 2017
Sunday
Bear Mountain (2017)
"Canada's Hardest 10k". Hosted at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort, this scenic and challenging course begins in the Bear Mountain Resort village and winds its way up and down along the Nicklaus co-designed golf course cart paths. With panoramic ocean, mountain, and city views you can be assured that this will be the most beautiful 10k you have ever run. This course features over 1000 feet of elevation change and will challenge even the most experienced runners. Completing this course will be something to brag about! (past results)
November 25 2017
Saturday
Prairie Inn Harriers (2017)
The 33rd Annual Harriers Gunner Shaw Cross Country Classic. An autumn cross country classic! Great course with roots, rocks, stumps, puddles, branches and boulders - no whining! (past results)

December

December 03 2017
Sunday
Oak Bay (2017)
The 38th Annual Merrython is on Sunday December 3, 2017 at 10am. This 8km, 4km & 1km Kids Run/Walk is a friends and family favorite. Getting everyone in the holiday spirit. Racers take off and finish at Henderson Recreation Centre, on 2291 Cedar Hill X Road. (past results)
December 09 2017
Saturday
Prairie Inn Harriers (2017)
A winter challenge on character trails. Often muddy, wet and slippery. Two distances to choose from, with a classic climb to the summit of Stewart Mountain on the long course. Then come to the Six Mile post-race to warm up and enjoy complimentary snacks and a chance at draw prizes. (past results)
December 25 2017
Monday
Prairie Inn Harriers (2017)
Staggered start time is determined by reverse race performance throughout the year. This is your chance to beat the fastees! The perfect tune-up for the Frontrunners Island Race Series! The only organized, accurate run at the classic 10-mile distance on the island (and the first since the Harriers Tower 10-miler in 1992). A chance to burn off some holiday flab. A socially stimulating brunch in the pub follows the run. (past results)
December 31 2017
Sunday
Runners of Compassion (2017)
2017 Details to come. Last year's details (2016): UVIC McKinnon Building Join us for another running of the New Year’s Eve Family Classic! 5K Run, 3K walk. Wear something bright!
December 31 2017
Sunday
Running Room (2017)
33rd Annual Resolution Run - Victoria. 5K Run/Walk. (past results)

January

January 01 2018
Monday
Prairie Inn Harriers (2018)
The 21st annual Harriers New Year's Day 10K Run/2K Walk on the Elk/Beaver trails honours all Harriers that have passed on. Meet at the Harriers Memorial Bench at Beaver Lake Park. It's located on the main lake trail, about 100 metres north of the gravel parking lot near the picnic shelter at the far south end of the lake. The 10K Run is a predicted time run with no watches are allowed. The clock starts at 60 minutes and counts down to zero. Start your run when you think you'll finish with the clock as close to zero as possible. The closest finisher to zero wins a prize. There is no entry fee but participants can make a donation to the Harriers Foundation supporting 7 bursaries at Camosun College and the University of Victoria. (past results)
January 07 2018
Sunday
VIRA Frontrunners Island Race Series (2018)
PIH is proud to present the 39th Annual Harriers Pioneer 8K, part of the Vancouver Island Race Series. The Harriers Pioneer 8K has a rich history of outstanding Prairie-Inn-Harriers-Pioneer-8K. Initiated in 1980 by the Prairie Inn Harriers, the certified 8 kilometre course takes place in Central Saanich, approximately 15 kilometres north of downtown Victoria. (past results)
January 21 2018
Sunday
VIRA Frontrunners Island Race Series (2018)
A beautiful route through predominantly farmland and acreages. Looking for a qualifying time? The Cobble Hill 10k is an Athletics Canada Certified course. Parking and awards are at George Bonner Elementary School, 3060 Cobble Hill Road, Mill Bay, BC (past results)

February

February 04 2018
Sunday
VIRA Frontrunners Island Race Series (2018)
The Cedar 12K is now the 3rd race of the Vancouver Island Race Series. This event is a road course that takes place in the town of Cedar, near Nanaimo. (past results)
February 18 2018
Sunday
VIRA Frontrunners Island Race Series (2018)
The Hatley Castle 8k is the fourth race of the Vancouver Island running series. This 8k race follows a course through the beautiful Hatley Castle historic park grounds at Royal Roads University. The course is mixed road and crushed gravel with a few challenging but rewarding climbs. (past results)

March

March 04 2018
Sunday
VIRA Frontrunners Island Race Series (2018)
The Port Alberni Paper Chase 10K is now the fifth race in the Island Series. Hosted by the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce, the course is a pretty rural route starting from the Cherry Creek Community Centre. Regular series runners will want to challenge themselves on this route. (past results)
March 18 2018
Sunday
VIRA Frontrunners Island Race Series (2018)
The Comox Valley RV Half Marathon is an out and back half marathon on the rural roads of Courtenay/Comox. It is the 6th race of the Vancouver Island Race Series. (past results)
March 25 2018
Sunday
VIRA Frontrunners Island Race Series (2018)
The Sooke River 10k follows an undulating, scenic course on paved roads along Sooke River Road. This race has a great field of runners and is always a fantastic event! It is now the 7th race in the Island Series. (past results)

April

April 09 2018
Monday
VIRA Frontrunners Island Race Series (2018)
The Bazan Bay 5K is now the eighth and final race in the Island Series. It is a super fast 5k sprint in Sidney BC, just north of Victoria. This race is an out and back on Lochside Road, and is one of the fastest 5K's you'll find. The Series wrap-up and overall awards will follow the race awards. (past results)

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