Upcoming Vancouver Island Race Calendar

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

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December 26 2018
Boxing Day 10 Mile Handicap Run
Wednesday, 10:00 AM
This amazing, assigned start handicap race where anyone can win often attracts an international field competing for fame and fortune. Ok, it's just people here for the holidays and some locals competing for quirky prizes and socializing at the Prairie Inn after, but it's a club tradition centred at our founding and namesake venue. Oh, and it's free and almost everyone gets a prize! (past results)
December 31 2018
Run Thru Time 5K
Monday, 6:00 PM
The 30th Annual Run Through Time event is December 31, 2018 in support of Runners of Compassion and Shoes for Youth.

Join us New Year's Eve for a 5km run & 3km walk from UVIC McKinnon Building. The course wraps around Ring Road and into the inner core then back out around Ring Road and finishing in front of the center cafeteria. This family friendly event is for all ages and includes light refreshments! Free headlamp for participants. There is a family race fee available when you sign up at Frontrunners or before the run on Dec 31.

Bring your clean and lightly used fitness gear to the event and your donations will be passed on to runners and walkers in need of support.


January 13 2019
Pioneer 8K 2018
Sunday, 11:30 AM
PIH is proud to present the 40th Annual Harriers Pioneer 8K Road Race, part of the Vancouver Island Race Series and the BC Super Series.

New start time for 2019 - 11:30 am
 (past results)
January 27 2019
Cobble Hill 10K
Sunday, 11:00 AM
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 10 2019
Cedar 12K
Sunday, 11:00 AM
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 24 2019
Hatley Castle 8K
Sunday, 11:00 AM
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 10 2019
Port Alberni Paper Chase 15K
Sunday, 11:00 AM
The Port Alberni Paper Chase is now a 15K race, and is the fifth race in the Island Series. The Port Alberni Paper Chase is a pretty rural route run on country roads and through trails at the McLean Mill Historic Site. (past results)
March 24 2019
Comox Valley Half Marathon
Sunday, 11:00 AM
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)


April 07 2019
Sooke River 10K
Sunday, 11:00 AM
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 14 2019
Bazan Bay 5K
Sunday, 11:00 AM
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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