Upcoming Vancouver Island Race Calendar

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

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February

February 16 2020
Hypothermic Half Marathon (2019)
Sunday, 8:00 AM
Sunday, 8:00 AM
Route is one loop around the airport counter clockwise. Event start is at the 676 Kitty Hawk Squadron Hall at 1979 De Havilland Way North Saanich BC, V8L 5V5 (past results)
February 23 2020
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)
February 29 2020
Can-Am XC Bear Mtn 5K
Saturday, 9:00 AM
The Pan Am Cross Country Cup is an Association of Pan-America Athletics championships held every second year. It attracts teams from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean and is a competition between national teams contested in men’s and women’s senior and junior races.
The 2020 event will be the first time that Canada has hosted these championships, and they will take place on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Bear Mountain Golf Course (Valley) in Langford, Greater Victoria.
Visit the website for the full list of races, but here will be a Senior Men's and Women's 10K race, as well as a Junior Women's 6K and Junior Men's 8K races, and a community 5K race.
The Senior 10K races will do 5 laps of the longer 2K loop, the Cam-AM 5K race map is linked, it is one shorter 1K loop followed by two 2K loops.

March

March 08 2020
Port Alberni Paper Chase 15K
Sunday, 11:00 AM
The Port Alberni Paper Chase is 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 15 2020
Another Brick In Nepal 10K
Sunday, 9:00 AM
On Sunday March 15, 2020 Another Brick in Nepal is hosting the third annual trail race in East Sooke Park.
On April 25, 2015 Nepal was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Over one million homes and five thousand schools were completely destroyed. Another Brick in Nepal formed with the goal of rebuilding these schools to give deserving kids an education in a safe building.
To date, Another Brick in Nepal has built one complete school in rural Nepal, furnished a school in Kathmandu and has recently committed to another build in a remote community. The first annual trail race provided the funds to furnish the Yagyamati Seconday School in Kathmandu, after there were no funds remaining to furnish classrooms rebuilt by the government.
Another Brick in Nepal is focused on continuing to help in Nepal. The most recent project is to rebuild the Sharada Secondary School in the Sankhuwasava district of Nepal. The school has over 450 students and their two-storey building has been deemed unusable post-earthquake. Another Brick in Nepal will raise $50,000.00 to help complete the re-build of this school.
The 2018 trail run had 120 registrants and the aim is to bring out more people this year. The post-race food was warm Nepali food provided by Victoria's The Mint restaurant. The second annual race will have more of a Nepali feel. Please register and come out to support Another Brick in Nepal. Your registration fees will directly help out in Nepal.
 (past results)
March 22 2020
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

April 04 2020
Esquimalt 5K (2017-2019)
Saturday, 9:30 AM
Join us on Saturday, April 6th for the most scenic 5K in the region - journeying through Saxe and Macaulay Point Parks. The event attracts all levels: walkers to elites and includes chip timing, a healthy living marketplace, refreshments and coffee, mini-massage treatments, and children's corner with a variety of activities for all ages. (past results)
April 04 2020
Royal Roads Long Course
Saturday, 10:45 AM
The Details 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.
We’re back in 2020 at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. This is the best way to open the season. Fast, flowy and beautiful single track that is sure to impress even the seasoned trail runners. New to trail running? You’ll love this race as it’s great for all abilities!
Royal Roads, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC V8B 5Y2 Canada (Google Map)
 (past results)
April 05 2020
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 19 2020
Bazan Bay 5K
Sunday, 11:00 AM
The Bazan Bay 5K is 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)
April 26 2020
Sunday, 8:00 AM
The Times Colonist 10K (TC10K) is Victoria's largest and most popular run of the year. The run regularly attracts a field of 10,000 runners from all around the country and usually has a number of top elites competing, sometimes running under 30 minutes!

** The 2020 TC 10K will have a new route to be announced soon due to upcoming construction on Vancouver Street.
 (past results)

May

May 02 2020
Cobble Hill Long Course
Saturday, 10:45 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.
4th year for this single-track-packed event, we’ll send you up and around the Cobble Hill Mountain Recreation area for some exquisite mountain trails that will surely not disappoint!
Cobble Hill, 3606 Empress Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L2 Canada (Google Map)
 (past results)
May 09 2020
The Full Cumby (2018)
Saturday, 9:00 AM
Saturday, 10:00 AM
The Comox Valley Road Runners are hosting the 5th annual Cumby trail race, which will include our signature Full Cumby 25 km race in addition to the Half Cumby, a 13 km race. We have a new race this year. The Mini Cumby – a 5.5 km family friendly race. Walkers are welcome to join in the Mini Cumby to take in what the Cumberland Community Forest has to offer. (past results)
May 09 2020
Elk/Beaver 50K
Saturday, 6:00 AM
Saturday, 6:00 AM
Saturday, 6:00 AM
Prairie Inn Harriers running club is pleased to present the 33rd Annual Elk/Beaver Ultras. (past results)
May 10 2020
Oceanside Mother's Day 10K
Sunday, 10:00 AM
Sunday, 10:00 AM
The 10k run is for runners only both competitive and recreational. For the recreational runner, it is fun and scenic. The course surface is road and groomed trails through the Rathrevor Beach Provincial Park. Awards will be presented to the first three finishers in 5 year age categories.
Walkers, strollers and baby joggers are NOT allowed (see the 5k run/walk) The 5k run/walk route is a loop on road and some trail along the Englishman River Estuary. This is the course to choose if you are walking or pushing a stroller or baby jogger. Awards will be presented to the first three male and female participants to cross the finish line.
Charities: The Haven Society is the main recipient of our charitable donations and you may donate to this organization during the registration process. Our other Oceanside area charities who also benefit from race proceeds are Forward House, Mid Island Distance Club and Philantropic Educational Organization (PEO).
Race Number Pickup: At the Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave E. from 8:00am - 9:30am.. Race Start: Both the 5K and 10K start at 10:00am on Pioneer Crescent cul-de-sac, about a 10 min walk from the Parksville Community Centre. Both courses will be closed at 11:30am. Marshals and water stations will not be available after 11:30am.
Facilities: Washrooms are located at the Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave. E. and in the Community Park closer to the race start. There are no toilets at the start line. There is free parking at the Community Centre, and on the adjacent empty gravel lot. More free parking is a block away at the corner of Jensen and Craig St.
Post Race: Return to the Parksville Community Centre on 132 Jensen Ave E. for post race refreshments, awards and draw prizes for the registered participants. Awards will start as soon as the race results are in (usually by noon). Stay for the grand prize draw at the end of the awards. Check the list at the Community Centre to see if your name/bib# is the winner of a draw prize. Only participants who are present are eligible to receive draw prizes.
 (past results)
May 20 2020
Victoria Day Douglas Mile
Wednesday, 9:00 AM
The Victoria Day Douglas Mile is your opportunity to run down Douglas Street starting at Summit & Douglas to the finish line at City Hall in front of the Island Farms Victoria Day Parade.

If you are a High Performance Athlete there are complimentary entries and half priced entries available by filling in the High Performance Application Form and submitting it to Bob Reid. Email info@choiceevents.ca for the form.

Start: Monday, May 20th at 9:00 am Summit / Douglas - Look for the Island Farms Tent Each participant will receive a race number, pair of endur souvenir socks and sponsor race bag as part of their registration. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers for men and women and for age categories based on 10 year age groupings (Men & Women). 19 & Under, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 - 79, 80

Note: All participants must be able to finish the Mile distance within 25 minutes.
 (past results)
May 24 2020
Oak Bay Half Marathon
Sunday, 8:00 AM
Sunday, 8:00 AM
This scenic 10K will send runners all the way to Newport & Beach. Participants will hit the turnaround and run back along the course to McNeill to St.Patricks to Windsor and the finish at the park. (past results)

June

June 06 2020
Nanaimo Westwood Lake Long Course (2018)
Saturday, 10:45 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. (past results)
June 06 2020
Victoria Goddess 10K (2019)
Saturday, 8:45 AM
Saturday, 8:45 AM
The Goddess Run is an opportunity for women to come together to celebrate the power that we can embrace when we work together to reach our goals. With room for every level of runner or walker, lots of swag and a fun event, it’s no wonder this run has been named one of Canada’s best! (past results)

July

July 11 2020
Ladysmith Transfer Beach Long Course
Saturday, 10:45 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.
A summer classic! You’ll love the flowy trails around Ladysmith and along Holland Creek with it’s beautiful Waterfall. Don’t be fooled though, the long course packs a generous climb up to the Heart Lake Loop! You won’t want to miss this one!
Transfer Beach, Transfer Beach Park, Ladysmith, BC Canada (Google Map).
 (past results)

August

August 08 2020
Mt. Washington Short Course
Saturday, 11:00 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.
Mt. Washington Resort, 1 Strathcona Pkwy, Mt. Washington, BC V9J 1L0 Canada (Google Map)
 (past results)
August 15 2020
Mt. Washington Long Course
Saturday, 10:45 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.
Mt. Washington Resort, 1 Strathcona Pkwy, Mt. Washington, BC V9J 1L0 Canada (Google Map)
 (past results)
August 22 2020
Tour de Victoria 15km
Saturday, 1:00 AM
Saturday, 7:00 AM
Saturday, 7:00 AM
Saturday, 9:00 AM
Saturday, 9:00 AM
Saturday, 11:00 AM
Saturday, 11:00 AM
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria is a traffic controlled, fully supported, mass-participation cycling event in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Experience the world-class cycling routes and breathtaking scenery.
Riders of all fitness levels can take part in the ride by choosing one of seven distances.
All rides start and finish in the iconic inner harbour of Victoria at the BC's Legislative Buildings.
 (past results)

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