Upcoming Vancouver Island Race Calendar

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

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November 17 2018
Saturday, 1:00 AM
The Prairie Inn Harriers and 2:18 Run proudly present the third edition of the Harriers Bob Reid XC Magical Mile. This race takes place on the gnarly trails of Thetis Lake Park.

New race course for 2018: The course is rugged with hills, boulders, roots, puddles, bedrock and a creek crossing. It starts at the large black Water Tank on Bellamy Trail, runs south on Reid Trail, west on Wild Dog Connector Trail, north on Phelps Trail and east on Bellamy back to the Start/Finish Line.
 (past results)
November 18 2018
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 24 2018
Gunner Shaw 10K Cross Country Classic
Saturday, 1:00 PM
The 34th Annual Harriers Gunner Shaw Cross Country Classic. An autumn cross country classic! Great course with roots, rocks, stumps, puddles, branches and boulders - no whining! (past results)


December 02 2018
Sunday, 10:00 AM
The 38th Annual Merrython is on Sunday December 3, 2017 at 10am. This 8km, 4km & 1km Kids Run/Walk is a friends and family favorite. Getting everyone in the holiday spirit. Racers take off and finish at Henderson Recreation Centre, on 2291 Cedar Hill X Road. (past results)
December 08 2018
Saturday, 10:00 AM
The Santa Shuffle is an annual 5km Fun-Run and 1km Elf Walk to fundraise for local Salvation Army initiatives which provide hope and support to those in need across Canada. This family-oriented event takes place in 38 locations across Canada. (past results)
December 09 2018
Sunday, 9:00 AM
Pyjama Prance is a Charity Fun Run/Walk in support of the Victoria Rainbow Kitchen Society. Registration is 5 items of food and/or a cash donation.
To register for the fourth annual Pyjama Prance, email your name, age, phone number and distance to pajamaprance@gmail.com
If you would like to volunteer, email your name, age & phone number to pajamaprance@gmail.com
December 26 2018
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)


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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