Upcoming Vancouver Island Race Calendar

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

Is something missing? Send us an Add to Calendar Request

Check official race sites for up to date information.


May 20 2024
Victoria Day Douglas Mile
Monday, 8:45 AM
The Victoria Day Parade is back and so is the Douglas Mile. The Victoria Day Douglas Mile is your opportunity to run or walk down Douglas Street starting at Summit & Douglas to the finish line at City Hall in front of the Victoria Day Parade. (past results)
May 26 2024
Oak Bay Half Marathon
Sunday, 8:00 AM
Sunday, 8:00 AM
The Oak Bay Half-Marathon, Relay, 10k & Kids 1k is one of BC's most scenic running events. Starting at the beautiful Windsor Park in Oak Bay and winding its way through the heart of Oak Bay's shopping district the course then loops out and back along the scenic seaside route of Beach Drive. (past results)


June 01 2024
Saturday, 8:00 AM
The "5K Foam Fest" is a one of a kind event. We make it a fun and exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike. The 5K Foam Fest is not a hardcore run it is a FUNCORE run. Walk it, Charge it, Run it, Fun it! A festival atmosphere offering activities for all ages.
June 01 2024
Port Alberni Long Course 21K
Saturday, 10:30 AM
The Frontrunners Vancouver Island Trail Running Series is Vancouver Island’s premiere trail running series that takes runners off the roads and on to some of the most amazing trail networks in Western Canada.
This is one you won’t want to miss! Start and Finish is at the track at EJ Dunn Elementary School just off Argyle Street.
 (past results)
June 08 2024
Saturday, 7:00 AM
Saturday, 9:00 AM
The Sooke Hills 50k and 25k explores some of the most beautiful trails in the Sooke Hills. It starts and ends in the Sooke Potholes Regional Park. The course winds through dense forests, travels around 3 wilderness lakes, and goes over 3 summits offering magnificent views.
June 09 2024
At RBC Race for the Kids, runners and walkers of all ages and abilities will participate in either a scenic 4k route or a 2k fun run, followed by a carnival celebration with healthy snacks and activities for the whole family.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation's signature running event has raised over $14 million since it began in 1986. Funds raised through the event will support childhood cancer programs and research as well as mental health initiatives. We're calling on everyone to join the fun - whether on your own or on a team with your family, colleagues or classmates. Together, we can reach the goal of $1 million to help kids across the province.
June 22 2024
Navy Run 10K
Saturday, 8:15 AM
Saturday, 8:45 AM
The Navy Run - 10k, 5k and kids fun run is a family-oriented, inclusive community event. Even the kids can get in on the challenge! Involve the children and discover a fitter family lifestyle. Get excited about improving your health. Do it because you can! (past results)
June 22 2024
Kusam Klimb
Saturday, 7:00 AM
Saturday, 7:00 AM
The Kusam Klimb is a wild and rugged 23 km loop heading up and over the back of Mt. H’Kusam then down the Stowe Creek watershed. Starting at sea level, participants pass through some of the most spectacular scenery on Vancouver Island with views of mountain peaks and the Johnstone Strait as they negotiate their way over the well-developed trail. While the trail is open for year-round hiking, an organized event is held once per year on the summer solstice. The Kusam Klimb draws participants from around the world hoping to conquer the mountain! Are YOU tough enough?
There is also the Mini Klimb which be approximately 11 kilometers.
 (past results)


July 13 2024
Devil's Ladder 50K
Saturday, 7:00 AM
Saturday, 9:00 AM
Saturday, 11:00 AM
The Perseverance Adventure Club presents the Devil’s Ladder Ultra. An epic trail race that features world-class singletrack in a spectacular rainshadow forest ecosystem.
Devil’s Ladder Ultra has three races distances to choose from, including the 15k Fun Fun, the Dirty 30k, and the Full Send 50k. All three distances will take place in the Cumberland Forest and will treat runners to challenging climbs, flowy singletrack, and quad smashing downhills. You aren’t going to want to miss this one!
The fun doesn’t stop when you cross the finish line. The start and finish for all three races will be located at Village Park in Cumberland. We plan to take advantage of this amazing value by providing all day music, delicious post-race food for our racers, and a beer garden that will all be conveniently located close to the finish line so you can help us cheer on each and every racer.
We are doing everything we can to set the stage for an unforgettable experience for our racers, volunteers, and spectators. Join us for an incredible day of running and camaraderie on July 13th, 2024.
 (past results)
July 20 2024
Nanaimo Westwood Lake Long Course (2018)
Saturday, 10:30 AM
The Frontrunners VITRS is Vancouver Island’s premiere trail running series that takes runners off the roads and on to some of the most amazing trail networks in Western Canada.
We’re back in Ladysmith for 2024 for a Trail Series classic! All your favourite trails and some climbs to write the in-laws about! Amazing BBQ at Transfer Beach right on the waterfront of Ladysmith.
 (past results)


August 10 2024
Mt. Washington Long Course
Saturday, 9:30 AM
Above the treeline at Mt Washington! You’ll be treated to some unbelievable views of the Comox Valley & Strathcona Park. Some great climbing, and lots of fun single track. Definitely the most scenic and rewarding race in the series. (past results)


October 19 2024
Saturday, 11:30 AM
The Frontrunners VITRS is Vancouver Island’s premiere trail running series that takes runners off the roads and on to some of the most amazing trail networks in Western Canada.

We’re in Qualicum Bay for this Vancouver Island Trail Running Series finale and Series Finale Banquet. We have a fast and furious finale for you!
 (past results)

© 2014-2024 Doug Bakewell & Chris Callendar, Victoria BC Canada | Race Manager