Upcoming Vancouver Island Race Calendar

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

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August

August 05 2018
Brickyard Beast 10K
Sunday, 10:30 AM
The Brickyard Beast is a 10k Walk/Run. This event is an out-and-back loop over paved roadway that passes through lush forest teeming with wildlife. The course also includes the gruelling hill known as "the Beast", and those tough enough to finish will qualify for bragging rights as a Beast Slayer. (past results)
August 11 2018
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 25 2018
Saturday, 7:00 AM
Saturday, 10:00 AM
Saturday, 11:00 AM
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, and a Kids 2K race as well. (past results)
August 26 2018
MEC Race FOUR 5K
Sunday, 9:00 AM
Brand new out and back course on the Galloping Goose Trail out at the Sooke Potholes Regional Park. The event site is at Parking Lot #2, just past the Barnes Station Shelter. (Google Maps link here). (past results)
August 26 2018
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 07 2018
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 08 2018
Lake to Lake Walk & Marathon
Saturday, 7:00 AM
From Shawnigan Lake to Cowichan Lake, walk or run 42.2 kms 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. Early registration is encouraged!
September 08 2018
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 09 2018
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)

October

October 07 2018
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. We offer an early start for racers in the full Marathon. (past results)
October 20 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.
3rd year for this single-track-packed event, we’ll send you up and around the Cobble Hill Mountain Recreation area for some exquisite mountain trails that will surely not disappoint! Race sold out quick in 2016 and 2017!
Cobble Hill, 3606 Empress Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L2 Canada (Google Map)
 (past results)
October 28 2018
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. (past results)

November

November 03 2018
Saturday, 11:30 AM
A winter challenge on character trails. Often muddy, wet and slippery. Two distances to choose from, with a classic climb to the summit of Stewart Mountain on the long course. Then come to the Six Mile post-race to warm up and enjoy complimentary snacks and a chance at draw prizes.

New Date for 2018: Saturday November 3rd
 (past results)
November 11 2018
Sunday, 1:00 PM
The Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club and 2:18 Run are pleased to host the Harriers Thetis Lake 20K Relay. This popular trail relay, always held on Remembrance Day. Schools, clubs, recreation centres, running clinics, competitive and recreational runners, and walkers of all paces are welcome to join the fun at Thetis Lake Park. (past results)

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