The Victoria Marathon event features five different races: the Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race (new course in 2017!), and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run. We offer an early start for racers in the full Marathon.
Please note the new start times for all courses in 2017, and new route for the 8K.(past results)
October 21 2017 Saturday
Vancouver Island Trail Running Series (formerly Gutbuster) (2017)
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.
Starting at the base of Mt. Maxwell in Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park, athletes climb to the summit of Mt. Maxwell to spectacular views of the Cowichan Bay and Gulf Islands. Athletes then tour around Mt. Maxwell Provincial Park before descending back down to Burgoyne Bay then ascending the final climb up Mt. Sullivan before returning to the Start/Finish area. Sport Short Course follows the same route however, turns down Mt. Maxwell just before the main summit.
Burgoyne Bay, 370 Burgoyne Bay Road, Salt Spring Island, BC Canada ( Google Map)(past results)
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:
Finish Line Photos
Free Vigneti Zanatta Wine Tastings!
Holt Creek Trestle!
Novelty Finisher wine glass!
Trans Canada Trail!
Dress in costume & you could win a prize! (past results)