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Road Running & Ultras in British Columbia 


Road running is one of the most popular and accessible sports in the world. It is the sport of running on paved or hard packed surfaces, typically roads or designated pedestrian and cycle paths. Competitions cater to all ages and abilities, though longer distances are not recommended for young children due to the dangers of running alone and the potential dangers created by other road users.

Common race distances are 5K, 8K, 10K, Half Marathon (21.1K), and Marathon (42.2K), but any distance can be run. Ultra running refers to distances beyond a marathon.


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2016 Road Running Championship Events
The BCA Road Running Committee has awarded the 2016 BC Road Running Championships to the following hosts:

Athletics Canada launches road running hub serves as the information hub for Athletics Canada's road running championships and Canadian road race rankings . 

Attention Competitive Athletes!!
Out of province performances must be submitted to Athletics Canada for inclusion in the national rankings — go to for instructions.

May 28 Canadian 10K Championships Ottawa, ON
May 28 1/2-Corked Marathon 17.1K Oliver, BC
May 29 Canadian Half Marathon Championship Calgary, AB
May 29 Blackwell Diary 15K (IRA #6) Kamloops, BC
May 29 Vista Run 3k, 5k, 10k Maple Ridge, BC
Jun 4 North Face Whistler Half Marathon, 10K & Kids Run Whistler, BC
Jun 4 Skeena River 142k Relay Prince Rupert to Terrace, BC
Jun 5 MEC Vancouver Race FOUR: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon Richmond, BC
Jun 5 Sandcastle City Classic 5k (LMRRS #6) White Rock, BC
Jun 5 Family Y Half Marathon, 10k, 5k Prince George, BC
May 22 Peach City RunFest 10K, Half Marathon Penticton, BC
May 22 EK's Grill 5K (IRA #5) Kelowna, BC
May 15 Oasis Shaughnessy 8K & 5K Poker Walk Vancouver, BC
May 15 Heritage to Hatzic 5k, 10k Mission, BC
May 8 Fairmont Mother's Day Run and Walk 10k, 5k, 3k Vancouver, BC
May 8 Silver City Days Fun Run 5k, 10k Trail, BC
May 8 Peach City Runners Blossom 10 Miler (IRA #4) Naramata to Penticton, BC
May 8 McBike Mothers Day Run 5k, 10k Smithers, BC
May 7 Crest Glory Days 10k, 5k Prince Rupert, BC
May 7 Run for Mom 10k, 5k Chilliwack, BC
May 28 Canadian 10K Championships Ottawa, ON
May 29 Canadian Half Marathon Championship Calgary, AB
Jul 3 Fresh Air Midsummer 8K (IRA #7, BC Championship) Kelowna, BC
Aug 5 2016 Olympic Games | Rio 2016 Rio de Janeiro
Sep 11 Canadian 5K Championship Toronto, ON
Sep 17 Vancouver Eastside 10K (BC Championship) Vancouver, BC
Oct 9 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon (BC Championship), Half & 8K Victoria , BC
Oct 16 Canadian Marathon Championship Toronto, ON
Jul 21 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie | Francophone Games Abidjan
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