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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


2017 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 18, 2017  
  • 8K Championship: Fresh Air Midsummer 8K, July 2, 2017  
  • 10K Championship: Vancouver Eastside 10K, September 16, 2017  
  • Half Marathon Championship: BMO Vancouver Half Marathon, May 7, 2017 
  • Marathon Championship: Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon, October 8, 2017 

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.

Jun 25 Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon (BCSS #8 & LMRRS #6) & 5k Vancouver, BC
Jun 25 MEC Victoria Race THREE 5k, 10k, Half Marathon Victoria, BC
Jul 1 The No.7 Challenge "Race the Train" 10K Port Alberni, BC
Jul 2 Fresh Air Midsummer 8K (BC Championship, BCSS #9 & IRA #7) Kelowna, BC
Jul 9 MEC Lower Mainland Road Race SEVEN 5k, 10k Abbotsford, BC
Jul 15 Summerfast 10K (BCSS #10 & LMRRS #7) Vancouver, BC
Jul 16 Fort Langley Half Marathon, 5k Fort Langley, BC
Jul 21 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie | Francophone Games Abidjan
Jul 22 Pride Run 10k, 5k Vancouver, BC
Jul 23 Sport Chek Kamloops Marathon & Relay, Half Marathon (IRA #8), 8K, 3K Kamloops, BC
Jun 16 BlueShore Financial Longest Day 5k (BCSS #7 & LMRRS #5) & 10k Vancouver, BC
Jun 11 MEC Lower Mainland Road Race SIX 5k, 10k, Half Marathon Richmond, BC
Jun 10 Chetwynd Chainsaw Carving Half Marathon Chetwynd, BC
Jun 4 Canadian Tire YMCA Half Marathon, 10k, 5k Prince George, BC
Jun 4 Goddess Run 10k, 5k Victoria, BC
Jun 3 North Face Whistler Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kids Run Whistler, BC
Jun 3 Skeena River 142k Relay Prince Rupert to Terrace, BC
Jun 3 Summer5k & Ambleside Mile West Vancouver, BC
May 28 Blackwell Diary 15K (IRA #6) Kamloops, BC
May 28 Vista Run 10k, 5k Maple Ridge, BC
Jul 2 Fresh Air Midsummer 8K (BC Championship, BCSS #9 & IRA #7) Kelowna, BC
Jul 21 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie | Francophone Games Abidjan
Aug 5 2017 IAAF World Track & Field Championships London
Aug 19 2017 World University Games | FISU Taipei
Sep 10 Canadian 5K Championship Toronto, ON
Sep 16 Vancouver Eastside 10K (BC Championship, BCSS #11 & LMRRS #9) Vancouver, BC
Oct 8 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon (BC Championship & BCSS #12), Half & 8K Victoria, BC
Oct 22 Canadian Marathon Championships Toronto, Ontario
Jun 23 NCCP Club Coach + Harry Jerome Mentorship South Surrey, BC
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