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)
The 21st annual Harriers New Year's Day 10K Run/2K Walk on the Elk/Beaver trails honours all Harriers that have passed on.
Meet at the Harriers Memorial Bench at Beaver Lake Park. It's located on the main lake trail, about 100 metres north of the gravel parking lot near the picnic shelter at the far south end of the lake.
The 10K Run is a predicted time run with no watches are allowed. The clock starts at 60 minutes and counts down to zero. Start your run when you think you'll finish with the clock as close to zero as possible. The closest finisher to zero wins a prize.
There is no entry fee but participants can make a donation to the Harriers Foundation supporting 7 bursaries at Camosun College and the University of Victoria.(past results)
PIH is proud to present the 39th Annual Harriers Pioneer 8K, part of the Vancouver Island Race Series. The Harriers Pioneer 8K has a rich history of outstanding Prairie-Inn-Harriers-Pioneer-8K. Initiated in 1980 by the Prairie Inn Harriers, the certified 8 kilometre course takes place in Central Saanich, approximately 15 kilometres north of downtown Victoria.(past results)
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)
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)
The Port Alberni Paper Chase 10K is now the fifth race in the Island Series.
Hosted by the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce, the course is a pretty rural route starting from the Cherry Creek Community Centre. Regular series runners will want to challenge themselves on this route.(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)
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)