A fall 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.
Sunday, December 10, 2023
The 2022 Stewart Mountain race is organized and hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club and is subject to current Provincial Health Officials and BC Athletics guidelines and approvals.
The races begin at the main beach of Thetis Lake and soon take you off into the character single-track sections of the park. The long course summits Stewart Mountain for some beautiful views; pause to enjoy! The short course follows similar trails out and then turns back toward the beach at the Aid Station. Location
Thetis Lake Park, Victoria BC. Start and finish near main beach.
Park in the main lot at the end of Six Mile Road.(past results)
The Harriers Pioneer 8K offers a fast course in a rural, low-traffic area. This popular race often acts as the provincial 8K championships. The race is the first race in Canada each year and is part of both the Vancouver Island Race Series and the BC Super Series.
The first race of the Island Race Series, hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers, is in North Saanich. Race number, food and awards pick up are at North Saanich Middle School, 10400 McDonald Park Rd.
The race itself starts and finishes at the Tourist Information Centre parking lot, 10382 Pat Bay Highway.
This fast and flat course is very rural and run on quiet roads. It is expecting to attract a strong elite field as well as many recreational runners.
The second race in the Island Race Series, Cobble Hill is situated in the beautiful Cowichan Valley.
The second race in the Vancouver Island Race Series and in 2024 it is the BC Athletics 10K Road Championships!
The Cobble Hill 10K is a beautiful course located in and around the farms and community of Cobble Hill. The course is even faster in 2024 with a flatter route and a downhill to the finish. On the route, you may see wild turkeys, ducks, and even some Elk that are known to roam along Wilkinson Rd!(past results)
The Cedar 12k is Bastion Run Club’s premier road racing event in Nanaimo. It is the third leg of the Island Race Series. You will run a fast out and back course, along the country roads of Cedar with lake and farm field views.
The start time is 11:00 AM.
Race check-in opens at 9:00 AM. There is an early start at 10:30 AM for walkers and runners who expect to take more than 1.75 hours to complete the race.
Beverages and food will be served after the race. Awards are presented to the top 10 runners in each age group. All participants are eligible for door prizes.(past results)
The Comox Valley RV Half Marathon offers one of the fastest courses in Western Canada with many PBs set here.
The course is a beautiful rural, out-and-back event with views of Mount Washington, Forbidden Plateau, and the Tsolum and Puntledge Rivers. The race is known for its tasty post-race food and lots of great draw prizes.
The half-marathon has a history dating back to at least 1986 when it was a 20-kilometre race. Some legendary names won it back then including five-time Royal Victoria Marathon winner Kelvin Broad and 1980 Olympian Mike Creery.
In 1995, the Comox Valley Road Runners (CVRR) extended the course to be a 21.1K half-marathon. It’s fast and with the right tactics, personal bests and qualification standards can be set there.(past results)
The McLean Mill 10K offers a rustic and beautiful start and finish area at the McLean Mill.
The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a new course that is more familiar to runners in terms of distance at 10K with a course more conducive to racing. No longer the Paper Chase 10K, the race is now called the McLean Mill 10K.(past results)
The Bazan Bay course is one of the fastest 5K routes in Canada and perhaps North America. The course is nearly flat with an almost imperceptible incline for the first 2.5K. There is one turn, the 180-degree turnaround, then there is the mildest of downhill returns.
The Series wrap-up and overall awards will follow the race awards.(past results)
The TC10K began in 1990 under the name of “Garden City 10K”. In 2001 the Times Colonist newspaper became our title sponsor, and thus the TC10K name was born. Wonderful local supporters of many events and charities, we are so thankful and appreciative of their ongoing support. The TC10K is a community event that brings runners, walkers, volunteers, schools, businesses, friends, families and more to enjoy the beautiful scenic route and post-event celebrations in downtown Victoria.(past results)