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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:

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.

Oct 21 James Cunningham Seawall Race 9.6k Vancouver, BC
Nov 4 Harriers Bob Reid Magical Mile Victoria, BC
Nov 5 MEC Lower Mainland Road Race TEN 5k, 10k Vancouver, BC
Nov 5 Live it Up 8k Parksville, BC
Dec 17 Holiday Hustle 5k, 2k Sechelt, BC
Jan 7 Harriers Pioneer 8K (BCSS #1, VIRA #1) Saanichton, BC
Jan 14 MEC Victoria Race ONE 5k, 10k Victoria, BC
Jan 21 Steveston Icebreaker 8K (BC Championship, BCSS #2, LMRRS #1) Richmond, BC
Jan 21 Cobble Hill 10K (VIRA #2) Cobble Hill, BC
Feb 4 Cedar 12K (VIRA #3) Nanaimo, BC
Oct 14 Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra Whistler, BC
Oct 8 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon (BC Championship & BCSS #12), Half & 8K Victoria, BC
Oct 8 BMO Okanagan Marathon, Half, 10k, 5k Kelowna, BC
Oct 1 MEC Lower Mainland Road Race NINE 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon Richmond, BC
Oct 1 Halfmoon Bay Fire Department 10k Halfmoon Bay, BC
Oct 1 Baldy Mountain Marathon, 20k, 10k Oliver, BC
Sep 24 Blue Heron Half Marathon, 10k, 5k Creston, BC
Sep 24 That Dam Run 10 Miles, 5k Hudson's Hope, BC
Sep 17 Fresh Air Hard Knox 12K (IRA #9) Kelowna, BC
Sep 17 MEC Victoria Race FOUR 5k, 10k, 15k Sooke, BC
Oct 22 Canadian Marathon Championships Toronto, Ontario
Jan 21 Steveston Icebreaker 8K (BC Championship, BCSS #2, LMRRS #1) Richmond, BC
Mar 17 BMO St Patrick's Day 5K (BC Championship, BCSS #4 & LMRRS #2) Vancouver, 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
Oct 20 NCCP Sport Coach Duncan, BC
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BC Championships

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Lifestages Lower Mainland Road Race Series

Eleven races from January to September, 5k to Half Marathon.

Interior Road Running Series

Nine races from February to September, 5k to Half Marathon

Frontrunners Island Race Series

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

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8, 4, or 2-person relay and 50 mile Ultra on October 14, 2017


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