Upcoming Vancouver Island Race Calendar

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

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October 20 2019
Cowichan Autumn Classic 10K (2017)
Sunday, 9:30 AM
"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 20 2019
Edge To Edge Half Marathon
Sunday, 9:00 AM
Sunday, 9:00 AM
The 10km race starts in Ucluelet, follows a scenic route along the Lighthouse Loop section of the Wild Pacific Trail, and finishes with the other runners at the Village Green. (past results)
October 27 2019
MEC Victoria Elk Beaver Lake Half Marathon
Sunday, 8:40 AM
Sunday, 9:00 AM
Sunday, 9:05 AM
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. In 2019 this is the third and final MEC race. (past results)
October 27 2019
Sunday, 11:00 AM
The 15th Annual Perseverance Trail Run is coming to Cumberland on October 27th, 2019! 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 03 2019
Live It Up 8K
Sunday, 11:00 AM
The Live it Up 8km race is a loop that winds through incredibly scenic Rathtrevor Park. Walkers are welcome as long as completion time is less than 1.5 hours. (past results)
November 11 2019
Thetis Lake Relay (2017) - 2nd, 3rd, 4th laps
Monday, 1:00 PM
It is easier to complete the race with team mates but you can run it solo if you choose. Teams of 4 each participants run one 5K lap of the main trails looping Thetis Lake. This popular relay, always held on Remembrance Day, is the first race in the Harriers Thetis Lake Cross Country Adventure Series including the Harriers Stewart Mountain 10 Mile/5 Mile Challenge on December 8, 2019 and the Harriers Gunner Shaw 10K Classic on November 23, 2019. (past results)
November 17 2019
Bear Mountain 10K
Sunday, 9:30 AM
"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 23 2019
Gunner Shaw 10K Cross Country Classic
Saturday, 1:00 PM
Race on the secondary trails of Thetis Lake Park at the 35th annual Gunner Shaw Cross Country Classic. Bring your trail shoes and expect lots of mud and lots of fun! This is the second race and is the oldest Harriers-hosted event of the Thetis Lake Cross Country Adventure Series. It's a classic and a must-do autumn trail experience at Thetis Lake Park. Just run it! (past results)


December 08 2019
Stewart Mountain 10 Mile Cross Country (2017)
Sunday, 11:30 AM
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. (past results)

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