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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.


BC Amateur Athletics Association
Fortius Athlete Development Centre
Suite 2001 B Oslo Landing 
3713 Kensington Ave 
Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7
Tel 604.333.3550 - Fax 604.333.3551



2018 Road Running Championship Events
The BCA Road Running Committee has awarded the 2017 BC Road Running Championships to the following hosts:

  • 5K Championship: BMO St Patrick's Day 5K, March 17, 2018  
  • 8K Championship: Steveston Icebreaker 8K, January 21, 2018  
  • 10K Championship: TC10K, April 29, 2018  
  • Half Marathon Championship: Goodlife Fitness Victoria Half Marathon, October 7, 2018 
  • Marathon Championship: BMO Vancouver Marathon, May 6, 2018 

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.

Mar 25 Tristars Sooke 10K (VIRA #7) Sooke, BC
Mar 25 Heights Fiver 5k, 5mls Prince George, BC
Apr 8 Synergy Health Management Ltd. Bazan Bay 5K (VIRA #8) Sidney, BC
Apr 8 BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run Half Marathon (LMRRS #3) Gibsons to Sechelt, BC
Apr 8 P.R. Half Marathon Plus 8K Prince Rupert, BC
Apr 8 Oliver 10k (IRA #3), 3k Oliver, BC
Apr 8 Heritage to Hatzic 5k, 10k Mission, BC
Apr 14 MEC Vancouver Road Race THREE 10K/Half Marathon Burnaby, BC
Apr 15 MEC Kelowna Race ONE 5K/10K/Half Marathon West Kelowna, BC
Apr 15 Run for Rural Medicine / Hart Half 5k, 10k, Half Marathon Prince George, BC
Mar 18 Comox Valley RV Half Marathon (VIRA #6) Courtenay, BC
Mar 18 MEC Vancouver Road Race TWO 5K/10K Vancouver, BC
Mar 18 The River's Spring Run-Off 10K (IRA #2) Kamloops, BC
Mar 17 BMO St Patrick's Day 5K (BC Championship, BCSS #4 & LMRRS #2) Vancouver, BC
Mar 17 St Patrick's Day 5K Terrace, BC
Mar 4 Port Alberni Paper Chase 10K (VIRA #5) Port Alberni, BC
Mar 4 MEC Langley Road Race ONE 5K/10K Langley, BC
Feb 18 Hatley Castle 8K (VIRA #4) Colwood, BC
Feb 11 "First Half" Half Marathon (BCSS #3) Vancouver, BC
Feb 11 Starting Block 10K (IRA #1) Lavington, BC
Apr 29 TC10K (BC Championship, BCSS #6) & Thrifty Foods Family Run Victoria, BC
May 6 BMO Vancouver Marathon (BC Championship & BCSS #7), Half Marathon, 8K, Relay and Kids Run Vancouver, BC
May 26 Canadian 10K Championships Ottawa, ON
May 27 Canadian Half Marathon Championship Calgary, AB
Sep 9 Canadian 5K Championship Toronto, ON
Oct 7 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon, Half (BC Championship & BCSS #12) & 8K Victoria, BC
Oct 21 Canadian Marathon Championships Toronto, ON
Apr 13 NCCP Sport Coach Nanimo, BC
Apr 20 NCCP Sport Coach Sqaumish, BC
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Island Race Series

Eight races from January to April, 5k to Half Marathon.

Interior Road Running Series

Eight races from February to July, 5k to Half Marathon

Lifestages Lower Mainland Road Race Series

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Vancouver Sun Run

Canada's largest 10K on April 22, 2018


Run or walk the 29th annual TC10K on April 29, 2018