In 2019 MEC is offering 3 races, this is the first race. Good times and mud guaranteed with this MEC trail race! Explore the trails around Thetis Lake, back with a new longer distance for 2019. Get chip-timed results, bananas, finish-line mini-treatments, plus unlimited high-fives from stoked MEC members and staff.(past results)
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)
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 13 2019
Vancouver Island Trail Running Series (formerly Gutbuster) (2019)
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 2019 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)
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)
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 TC10K course starts downtown in front of the historic Empress Hotel, loops through downtown before coming back along the scenic waterfront route (Dallas Road, James Bay) and finishing in front of the Parliament Buildings.(past results)
The Comox Valley Road Runners are hosting the 4th 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)
The Oceanside Mother’s Day 10K is back again with its favourite run through Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and also the 5K Run & Walk along the Englishman River Estuary.
This is a beautiful course to run with age division awards for the 10K and overall place awards for the 5K. As always there will be lots of amazing draw prizes and great food!
Once again the Oceanside Running Club is supporting the Parksville Haven Society, Forward House and also young athletes at Mid Island Distance Runners.
Both races are along road and trail. Race time starts at 10.00 am with race package pick-up and race-day registration from 8.00 am.
(Please note: 10K Race: No walkers, strollers or baby joggers.
The 5K Run/Walk is the course to pick if you want to take more time, enjoy a shorter course or are a new runner looking for a personal goal.
It’s also the course to choose if you are a walker or will be pushing a baby buggy or stroller.(past results)
Through cedar, spruce, and epic vista – oh the places you’ll go. Get chip-timed results, coffee and bananas, finish-line massages, plus unlimited high-fives from stoked MEC members and staff.
In 2019 this is the second MEC race.(past results)
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)
The Navy Run - 10k, 5k and kids fun run is a family-oriented, inclusive community event. Even the kids can get in on the challenge! Involve the children and discover a fitter family lifestyle. Get excited about improving your health. Do it because you can!(past results)
Located on beautiful Gabriola Island and only a 25 minute ferry ride from downtown Nanaimo. This is a challenging run but it's also a fun at the same time. Well support by the island community this small town run has a lot to offer. Finish the run and you'll earn a great finishing medal and title as a Beast Slayer.(past results)
From Shawnigan Lake to Cowichan Lake, walk or run the full marathon (42.2 km) or half marathon (21.1 km) for the charity of your choice along the Cowichan Valley Trail, an established section of “The Great Trail,” built along a former rail bed. Featured highlights of the route: crossing several historic rail bridges including the Kinsol Trestle, traversing rural Cowichan countryside and experiencing the lush, green canopy of the Cowichan River Provincial Park. Encouraging participants along the way will be volunteers at strategically located rest stops to provide food and beverage recharging, access to portable toilets, and basic medical attention as may be needed. The steady, gentle rising grade of the Cowichan Valley Trail from Shawnigan Lake to Cowichan Lake provides a rewarding near-wilderness challenge and experience. Shuttles will connect the finish to the start, though participants are encouraged to arrange their own transportation (drop-off and pick-ups). Travel to Shawnigan Lake is less than an hour drive from Victoria and Nanaimo. Early registration encouraged due to limited entries!
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)