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           Vancouver Island Running Events 2016


MEC Victoria Race ONE: The Rust Buster

Sun. January 17th, 2016  Victoria

Stretch those winter legs out on the Lochside Trail this January with a 5k or 10k distance available!

Frontrunners Island Race Series - Cedar 12K

Sun. February 7th, 2016 Nanaimo

Come and join us for a run... or for the the Series.

Tofino Family Day 5K

Mon. February 8th, 2016 Tofino

Get moving with your friends and family on BC's third annual Family Day! Join us for a 5km run, walk, or jog on beautiful Chesterman Beach!

The Hypothermic Half

Sun. February 14th, 2016 Victoria

The Running Room is proud to present the Hypothermic Half! This event is held all over Canada and in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. 

Wounded Warrior Run

Mon. February 22nd - Fri. February 28th, 2016 Vancouver Island

A team of dedicated runners will relay run the length of Vancouver Island for six consecutive day. Come out and cheer them on! All donations go to Wounded Warriors Canada. 

Frontrunners Island Race Series - Hatley Castle 8K

Sun. February 21st, 2016 Victoria

This certified 8K course winds it's way through the beautiful Hatley Castle National Historic Park grounds. Challenging and rewarding.

Frontrunners Island Race Series - Synergy Bazan Bay 5k

Sun. March 6th, 2016 Sidney

A very fast, certified out-and-back course.

Bear Mountain St. Paddy's 5K

Sun. March 13th, 2016 Victoria

Lace up for the Bear Mountain Run Series, presented by 107.3 KOOL FM. The second run in the series is the Bear Mountain St. Paddy's 5K!

Frontrunners Island Race Series - Comox Valley RV Half Marathon

Sun. March 20th, 2016 Courtenay

A rural out-and-back course with views of Mount Washington, Forbidden Plateau and rivers. 

MEC Victoria Race Two: The Pace Setter 5K / 10K

Sun. March 27th, 2016

Get a little mucky at our trail race this Marchl! 5K and 10K routes available.

Frontrunners Island Race Series  - Sooke River 10k & Series Awards 

Sun. April 3rd, 2016 Sooke

An undulating scenic course on a paved road. The course runs out and back along the Sooke River Road toward the Potholes. 

Esquimalt 5K & 1K Kid's Run

Sat. April 9th, 2016 Victoria

The event is known as the most scenic 5K in the region journeying through Saxe and Macaulay Point Parks.

Vancouver Island Trail Running Series: Cobble Hill

Sat. April 9th, 2016 Cobble Hill

The Frontrunners Trail Running Series 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.

Nanaimo 5km Run/Walk & Childrens 1km Run to Conquer Cancer

Sun. April 10th, 2016 Nanaimo

Come out and run in Nanaimo's newest 5km runwalk & childrens 1km benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of downtown Nanaimo's waterfront as you run through Swy-A-Lana Park 

Ladysmith Elemental 5k Run

Sun. April 17th, 2016 Ladysmith

5km run in beautiful Ladysmith, BC!

Royal Lepage Snow to Surf Adventure Relay Race

Sun. April 24th, 2016 Mt. Washington

Canada's Premier Multi Sport Team Relay Event! 


Sun. April 24th, 2016 Victoria

Are you ready for the 27th Annual TC10K? Join 10,000+ walkers and runners on this beautiful scenic race. Run as an individual or on a team. Bring the family for the Thrifty Foods Family Run.

Vancouver Island Trail Running Series: Mt Tzouhalem

Sat. May 7th, 2016 Duncan

Staged out of the beautiful Providence Farm property this course climbs steadily for the first half and then gravity gets a hold of you for a fast, flowy second half back to the finish.

Beginner Tri for MS

Sun. May 8th, 2016 Saanich

BEGINNER TRI FOR MS is a fundraiser for the MS Society of Victoria. Aimed at beginner triathletes! 

Oceanside Mother's Day 10k Run & 5k Walk/Run

Sun. May 8th, 2016 Parksville

Oceanside Running Club (TEAM ORCA) celebrates Mothers' Day by inviting competitive and recreational runners to a 10 k run through beautiful Rathtrevor Park. New this year there's also a 5 k Walk /Run

Christie Phoenix Insurance Victoria Run Series

Begins Sat. May 14th, 2016 Victoria

The Christie-Phoenix Insurance Victoria Run Series is a multi-event series of track meets and cross-country meets that starts in May and runs through September. Emphasis is on fun!

2016 Oak Bay Half Marathon

Sun. May 29th, 2016 Victoria

The Oak Bay Half-Marathon, Relay, 10K and Kids' race is one of Victoria's best running events.

Run For Life 2016

Sun. May 29th, 2016 Nanaimo

All ages and abilities, walkers and runners – come join us for a morning of fun, laughter, camaraderie, & refreshments, all in support of our regional hospital.

Shawnigan Lake Triathlon

Sun. May 29th, 2016 Shawnigan Lake

Three great events in a stunning rural rain forest community!

Victoria Goddess Run

Fri. June 3rd, 2016 - Sun. June 5th, 2016 Victoria

Calling all Goddesses to the 5th Annual Victoria Goddess Run! Join thousands of women for a full weekend of events including the 5K, 10K and new 15K runs!

GutBuster Trail Running Series - Western Speedway

Sun. May 10th, 2015 Victoria

We return to Western Speedway for the GutBuster Series and we look forward to bringing you a challenging, fun, twisty, single track course that is going to be very spectator friendly. Bring along your friends/family!

17th Annual Edge to Edge Marathon

Sun. June 12th, 2016 Ucluelet

Come celebrate our 17th Anniversary! Take on the challenge of the West Coast by running the Edge to Edge. Open ocean views and rainforest air!

IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria

Sun. June 12th, 2016 Victoria

Set in one of Canada's most alluring cities, Victoria is a destination race par excellence for athletes from around the world.

The UrbaCity Challenge

Sun. June 12th, 2016 Victoria

Victoria's own urban adventure race! Teams of two and four will put brawn and brains to the test in Victoria's beautiful and historic downtown core, all to benefit Island Prostate Centre.

Vancouver Island Trail Running Series: Western Speedway

Sun. June 12th, 2016 Victoria

We return to Western Speedway for the Series and we look forward to bringing you a challenging, fun, twisty, single track course that is going to be very spectator friendly. Bring along your friends/family!

The 12th Annual Kusam Klimb Endurance Event

Sat. June 18th, 2016 Sayward

Are YOU tough enough? 

The Navy Run 2016

Sun. June 19th, 2016 Esquimalt

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!

Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run

Sun. June 19th, 2016 Victoria

Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run is a fun, family-friendly event, hosted on Father’s Day, that raises awareness and funds for free programs and services for all Vancouver Island men/families.

MEC Victoria Race Three: The Tape Breaker 5K/10K/Half

Sun. June 26th, 2016 Victoria

MEC Victoria, with the support of CRD Regional Parks, is pleased to present Race THREE: The Tape Breaker!

Triathlon of Compassion 2016

Sun. June 26th, 2016 Victoria

The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre is holding it's 23rd Annual Triathlon of Compassion. Join your local community in some fun, fitness and fundraising for hope and healing!

Bear Mountain Canada Day Run

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Victoria

Lace up for the Bear Mountain Run Series, presented by 107.3 KOOL FM. The third run in the series is the Bear Mountain Canada Day Run!

Cowichan Challenge Triathlon

Sun. July 3rd, 2016 Chemainus

Time to Try a Tri? Swim, Bike, Run...Have fun at a FUN & FRIENDLY Grass Roots event!

XTERRA Victoria Trail Run

Sat. July 9th, 2016 Victoria

The 14K, 3 loop course will follow the same route at the XTERRA Victoria run course.  Tackle "The Beast" 3 X. 

XTERRA Victoria Triathlon

Sun. July 10th, 2016 Victoria

Swim in the crystal clear waters of Durrance Lake, bike the world class mountain bike trails of Mt. Work Park, and run in the scenic wilderness trails of the Partridge Hills.

Vancouver Island Trail Running Series: Transfer Beach

Sat. July 16th, 2016 Ladysmith

The Ladysmith VITRS 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.

Metchosin Triathlon

Sun. August 7th, 2016 Metchosin

The Metchosin Triathlon features a sprint distance on a fun and challenging course which takes in some of Vancouver Island’s most stunning scenery

Vancouver Island Trail Running Series: Mt. Washington

Sat. August 13th, 2016 Mt. Washington

Above the treeline at Mt Washington! You’ll be treated to some unbelievalbe views of the Comox Valley & Strathcona Park. Some great climbing, and lots of fun singletrack. Definitely the most scenic and rewarding race in the series.

The 2016 Goose 50K Relay and Ultra

Sun. September 11th, 2016 Victoria

Five stages. One Goose. The Best Running Relay on Vancouver Island!

Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race (MOMAR)

Sat. September 24th, 2016 Cumberland

Voted the 'best adventure race in Western Canada', MOMAR includes mountain biking, trail running, orienteering and kayaking. Competitors race solo, or in teams of two or four over 30 or 50 km.

37th Annual Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Sun. October 9th, 2016 Victoria

The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is one of the most popular and scenic running events on the west coast. This event features a Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race and a 1.5km kids run.

Vancouver Island Trail Running Series: Burgoyne Bay

Sat. October 22nd, 2016 Saltspring Island

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.

MEC Victoria Race Five: The Grand Banana 5K / 10K / Half

Sun. October 30th, 2016 Victoria

MEC Victoria, with the support of CRD Regional Parks, is pleased to present Race FIVE: The Grand Banana! Join us in celebrating the spookiest time of year with a run - costumes encouraged!

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