Upcoming Vancouver Island Race Calendar

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

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May

May 26 2019
MEC Victoria Royal Roads Half Marathon
Sunday, 8:30 AM
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)
May 26 2019
Oak Bay Half Marathon
Sunday, 8:00 AM
Sunday, 8:00 AM
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)

June

June 01 2019
Victoria Goddess 10K (2019)
Saturday, 8:30 AM
Saturday, 8:30 AM
The Goddess Run is an opportunity for women to come together to celebrate the power that we can embrace when we work together to reach our goals. With room for every level of runner or walker, lots of swag and a fun event, it’s no wonder this run has been named one of Canada’s best! (past results)
June 07 2019
Cedar Ultra
Friday, 7:00 PM
The Cedar Ultra is a 3/6/12/24 hour solo (or relay) ultramarathon in beautiful Hemer Provincial Park, Cedar BC. You will compete against the clock to see how far you or your team can go. Whoever runs the farthest wins!

Cedar Ultra Race Format

There will be a marked loop on the trails in Hermer Park 3.3km you will run as many laps as you can until the last half hour where you will move to a smaller out and back of 1km until the time ends then your distance will be noted. The one who goes the farthest wins.

Start Times

  • 24hr/12hr Night — 7pm on Friday June 1st
  • 12hr — 7am on Saturday June 2nd
  • 3hr & 6hr — 9am on Saturday June 2nd
  • Anytime 10km — Start anytime between 7pm on Friday and 6:00pm on Saturday
  • NOTE: The 24hr, 12hr and 10km night racers must have a headlamp/flashlight.
     (past results)
    June 08 2019
    Nanaimo Westwood Lake Long Course (2018)
    Saturday, 10:45 AM
    The Frontrunners VITRS is Vancouver Island’s premiere trail running series that takes runners off the roads and on to some of the most amazing trail networks in Western Canada. (past results)
    June 08 2019
    Cedar Ultra
    Saturday, 7:00 AM
    Saturday, 9:00 AM
    Saturday, 9:00 AM
    Saturday, 12:00 PM
    The Anytime 10km is a unique race where you can run a 10km race at anytime over the course of a 24 hour period. The race will take place in beautiful Hemer Provincial Park, Cedar BC. It is also happening at the same time as the Cedar Ultra so you don’t have to worry about being out alone on the race course. (past results)
    June 15 2019
    Navy Run 10K
    Saturday, 8:45 AM
    Saturday, 8:45 AM
    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)
    June 15 2019
    Ruckle Park 16K Trail Run (2018)
    Saturday, 11:30 AM
    Saturday, 11:45 AM
    Saturday, 12:15 PM
    The 3K distance is a great into to trail running and also a great opportunity to get out for a brisk hike with a few friends and explore the parks Oceanside, heritage pasture and deep forest trails.
    June 16 2019
    Sunday, 10:00 AM
    Join us on Father’s Day for this great event for the whole family!

    Bring your dad, brother or son or just come to help support all the men in your life.

    • 5 K Walk / Run
    • 3 K Walk / Run (new in 2019)
    • Dash for Dad Kids Run

    YOU can make the difference! JOIN US by walking or running with your whole family to raise awareness, raise money and show support for a disease that impacts all of us!
     (past results)
    June 20 2019
    Twilight Shuffle 5K (2018)
    Thursday, 7:00 PM
    The Twilight Shuffle 5k will be held on June 20th at 7pm at Clover Point. Enjoy a 5 km run or walk along Dallas Road in the pleasant summer evening air. All fitness levels and all ages encouraged! Proceeds from this event go to the Zonta Club of Victoria to aid with its work to improve women's lives, locally and globally - supporting education and health initiatives while saying NO to violence. (past results)
    June 22 2019
    Kusam Klimb
    Saturday, 7:00 AM
    The Kusam Klimb is a wild and rugged 23 km loop heading up and over the back of Mt. H’Kusam then down the Stowe Creek watershed. Starting at sea level, participants pass through some of the most spectacular scenery on Vancouver Island with views of mountain peaks and the Johnstone Strait as they negotiate their way over the well-developed trail. While the trail is open for year-round hiking, an organized event is held once per year on the summer solstice. The Kusam Klimb draws participants from around the world hoping to conquer the mountain! Are YOU tough enough? (past results)

    July

    July 13 2019
    Ladysmith Transfer Beach Long Course
    Saturday, 10:45 AM
    The Frontrunners VITRS is Vancouver Island’s premiere trail running series that takes runners off the roads and on to some of the most amazing trail networks in Western Canada.
    A summer classic! You’ll love the flowy trails around Ladysmith and along Holland Creek with it’s beautiful Waterfall. Don’t be fooled though, the long course packs a generous climb up to the Heart Lake Loop! You won’t want to miss this one!
    Transfer Beach, Transfer Beach Park, Ladysmith, BC Canada (Google Map).
     (past results)

    August

    August 04 2019
    Brickyard Beast 10K
    Sunday, 10:30 AM
    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)
    August 10 2019
    Mt. Washington Long Course
    Saturday, 10:45 AM
    Above the treeline at Mt Washington! You’ll be treated to some unbelievable views of the Comox Valley & Strathcona Park. Some great climbing, and lots of fun single track. Definitely the most scenic and rewarding race in the series.
    Mt. Washington Resort, 1 Strathcona Pkwy, Mt. Washington, BC V9J 1L0 Canada (Google Map)
     (past results)

    September

    September 06 2019
    Finlayson Arm 50K
    Friday, 5:00 PM
    A tough 28k, 50k and 100k with lots of elevation (4400 ft for the 28k, 9750 ft for the 50k, 19,500 ft for the 100k) and spectacular views! The Finlayson Arm 28k, 50k and 100k, is a mix of single track, double track and coastal mountain trails that are littered with Arbutus Trees and old growth forest. The run begins at the Goldstream group campsites at Goldstream provincial park in Victoria, BC. The run has numerous difficult climbs: Mt. Finlayson, Mt. Work, and Mckenzie Bight to Jocelyn Hill. Awesome views from all three of these difficult climbs and the Cascade Creek Waterfall while climbing out of McKenzie Bight. (past results)
    September 07 2019
    Finlayson Arm 50K
    Saturday, 7:00 AM
    A tough 28k, 50k and 100k with lots of elevation (4400 ft for the 28k, 9750 ft for the 50k, 19,500 ft for the 100k) and spectacular views! The Finlayson Arm 28k, 50k and 100k, is a mix of single track, double track and coastal mountain trails that are littered with Arbutus Trees and old growth forest. The run begins at the Goldstream group campsites at Goldstream provincial park in Victoria, BC. The run has numerous difficult climbs: Mt. Finlayson, Mt. Work, and Mckenzie Bight to Jocelyn Hill. Awesome views from all three of these difficult climbs and the Cascade Creek Waterfall while climbing out of McKenzie Bight. (past results)
    September 08 2019
    Finlayson Arm 28K
    Sunday, 8:00 AM
    A tough 28k, 50k and 100k with lots of elevation (4400 ft for the 28k, 9750 ft for the 50k, 19,500 ft for the 100k) and spectacular views! The Finlayson Arm 28k, 50k and 100k, is a mix of single track, double track and coastal mountain trails that are littered with Arbutus Trees and old growth forest. The run begins at the Goldstream group campsites at Goldstream provincial park in Victoria, BC. The run has numerous difficult climbs: Mt. Finlayson, Mt. Work, and Mckenzie Bight to Jocelyn Hill. Awesome views from all three of these difficult climbs and the Cascade Creek Waterfall while climbing out of McKenzie Bight. (past results)
    September 14 2019
    Lake to Lake Marathon
    Saturday, 8:00 AM
    Saturday, 8:30 AM
    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!
    September 21 2019
    Saturday, 9:00 AM
    A challenging 15km mountain trail run, starting at beautiful Westwood Lake in Nanaimo, at the base of Mount Benson. The race begins with an easy 2km section on the lake at 562 ft. elevation. You then proceed into the Park for 4 km elevating to 1,000 ft. before the climb starts to 3,280 ft. elevation over a 2km distance. You will run along the ridge of Mount Benson with amazing views before starting the decent to Westwood Lake for the final leg. We are running to support the amazing work of local charity International Widows and Orphans Fund who supports war orphans at Grace Orphanage in Congo. Find out more at https://grace-orphanage.org/

    October

    October 13 2019
    Victoria Marathon
    Sunday, 8:00 AM
    Sunday, 8:00 AM
    Sunday, 8:50 AM
    The Victoria Marathon event features five different races: the Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race, and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run. (past results)
    October 19 2019
    Mt. Tzuhalem Long Course
    Saturday, 10:45 AM
    The Frontrunners VITRS is Vancouver Island’s premiere trail running series that takes runners off the roads and on to some of the most amazing trail networks in Western Canada.
    We’re back in Duncan for this Vancouver Island Trail Running Series classic. The course has changed over time but the amazing has only gotten better. You’ll want to register for this classic!
    Mt Tzouhalem, 1843 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 5L6 Canada (Google Map)
     (past results)
    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)

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