Upcoming Vancouver Island Race Calendar

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

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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)
August 17 2019
Tour de Victoria 160km
Saturday, 7:00 AM
Saturday, 7:00 AM
Saturday, 9:00 AM
Saturday, 9:00 AM
Saturday, 12:00 PM
Saturday, 12:00 PM
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria is a traffic controlled, fully supported, mass-participation cycling event in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Experience the world-class cycling routes and breathtaking scenery.
Riders of all fitness levels can take part in the ride by choosing one of seven distances.
All rides start and finish in the iconic inner harbour of Victoria at the BC's Legislative Buildings.
 (past results)
August 25 2019
Run The Rock Marathon
Sunday, 7:00 AM
Sunday, 10:30 AM
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 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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