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Upcoming Vancouver Island Race Calendar

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

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July

July 22 2017
Saturday
Vancouver Island Trail Running Series (formerly Gutbuster) (2017)
The Ladysmith Vancouver Island Trail Running Series is sure to impress as the trails here have it all. Beach start, pedestrian tunnel crossing, big climbs, awesome views of Holland Creek and the Waterfall. If you are taking on the challenge of the Long Course you can expect a 15 minute lung busting climb to Heart Lake. Transfer Beach, Transfer Beach Park, Ladysmith, BC Canada (Google Map). (past results)

August

August 06 2017
Sunday
Brickyard Beast (2017)
One of the toughest 10k Run/Walk Road Races in Canada. Located on beautiful Gabriola Island. This race is tough but also we make it really fun. There will be music, post run prizes and goodies and our famous Kid Zone Cooling Station. Great finishing medals, placement awards and prizes. Our motto is "run it, walk it, crawl it, just get up and over it!" Wonderful way to spend a short day trip where you can experience what running on a Gulf Island is all about. Question is are you tough enough to come slay the Beast? (past results)
August 12 2017
Saturday
Vancouver Island Trail Running Series (formerly Gutbuster) (2017)
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)
August 27 2017
Sunday
Run the Rock (2017)
The 8k starts at the Texada Airport, runs 180m up the road to the Lafarge Gate, turns around and goes down Airport Road to the intersection with Gillies Bay Road at the Community Hall. Cross over Gillies Bay Road and proceed along same route as the Full/Half to Shelter Point. Click for interactive 8k course map and elevation chart. (past results)

September

September 03 2017
Sunday
Snowden Trail Challenge (2017)
The Snowden Trail Challenge is a combined mountain biking and/or trail running event with 3 distances of 15K, 25K or 50K. Participants can challenge themselves to run, bike or bike and run. There is also a team category for the 50K distance. (past results)
September 08 2017
Friday
Finlayson Arm (2017)
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 09 2017
Saturday
Finlayson Arm (2017)
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 10 2017
Sunday
Finlayson Arm (2017)
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 10 2017
Sunday
Human Powered Racing (2017)
The 2017 Goose Relay takes place is on Sunday, September 10. It goes from Victoria to Sooke along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. The total distance is 50 Kilometres. The Relay and the 50K Ultra start at 8:00 am on Harbour Road in Vic West. Both events end at Sooke Potholes Regional park in Sooke.
September 10 2017
Sunday
MEC (2017)
MEC is in the process of finding a new location and new routes for this race. In 2016, this race was held along Harbour Rd, the Galloping Goose and Swan Lake trails. Will be updated as soon as it's announced. Race times/dates subject to change. (past results)
September 16 2017
Saturday
Canada Running Series (2017)
In the Eastside, with the Eastside and for the Eastside, join us for a challenging and exciting 10 km run through the heart of Vancouver. The race showcases the historic east side of Vancouver as it courses through parts of Gastown, Chinatown, and East Vancouver. The Eastside 10K also runs through some of Vancouver’s most disadvantaged areas and has a large fundraising component. The race raises money for the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre, Watari Support and Counselling, Breakfast Club of Canada, and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
September 17 2017
Sunday
Terry Fox Foundation (2017)
Everyone is welcome to participate in a Terry Fox Run, regardless of age, athletic ability or socio-economic standing. While the Run does not have an entry fee or minimum donation we do ask all participants to fundraise or make a donation. You can raise funds online, use a pledge sheet or make a donation at the Run site. Whatever your choice, please know that every dollar counts. Many locations - find the one nearest you. All details are subject to change. http://www.terryfox.org/Run/#canada-run-locator
  • Victoria Mile 0 (10:30am start time): 1 km, 2 km, 5 km, 10 km
  • Victoria Central Saanich (9am): 1 km, 5 km, 10 km
  • Victoria Western Communities (10am): 1 km, 5 km, 10 km
  • Nanaimo (10am): 2 km, 5 km
  • Parksville (10am): 3 km, 5 km, 10 km
  • Lake Cowichan (9am): 5 km, 10 km
  • Ladysmith (11am): 2.5 km - 10 km
  • Comox Valley (10am): 1 km, 2 km, 5 km, 10 km
  • Ucluelet (10am): 1 km, 2km
  • Campbell River (10am): 5 km
  • Sayward
  • Salt Spring Island (10am, Sept 24th): 4 km, 8 km
  • Pender Island (10am): 5 km, 10 km
  • Mayne Island (12pm): 2 km, 5 km, 10 km
  • Hornby Island (10am): 2.5 km, 5 km
  • Galiano and Gabriola Island
September 24 2017
Sunday
Sidney Seaside (2017)
The 10K and 5K will start from Beacon Park at 10:00am (10:10am for the 5K) on Sunday September 24th, 2017. The route winds its way through the downtown core of Sidney to showcase local landmarks then loops back finishing along the beautiful scenic ocean walkway back at Beacon Park. The course is mainly flat with slight elevation gains, perfect for those seeking a fast course or wishing to complete their first run/walk.

October

October 01 2017
Sunday
CIBC (2017)
Run 5K or walk 1K on Sunday, October 1, 2017 for the CIBC Run for the Cure in Victoria. Whether it’s your first time, or you’ve participated for years, we look forward to having you join the movement!
October 08 2017
Sunday
GoodLife Fitness (2017)
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)
October 22 2017
Sunday
Ceevacs Roadrunners (2017)
"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 29 2017
Sunday
MEC (2017)

November

November 11 2017
Saturday
Prairie Inn Harriers (2017)
November 25 2017
Saturday
Prairie Inn Harriers (2017)

December

December 09 2017
Saturday
Prairie Inn Harriers (2017)
December 31 2017
Sunday
Running Room (2017)
33rd Annual Resolution Run - Victoria. 5K Run/Walk. (past results)

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