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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.

Mar 4 West Van Run 5k West Vancouver, BC
Mar 5 Synergy Health Management Ltd. Bazan Bay 5K (VIRA #5) Sidney, BC
Mar 5 West Van Run 10k West Vancouver, BC
Mar 5 MEC Lower Mainland Road Race TWO 5k, 10k Langley, BC
Mar 12 Sooke River 10K (VIRA #3) Sooke, BC
Mar 12 The River's Spring Run-Off 10K (IRA #2) Kamloops, BC
Mar 18 BMO St Patrick's Day 5K (BC Championship, BCSS #3 & LMRRS #2) Vancouver, BC
Mar 19 Comox Valley RV Half Marathon (VIRA #6) Courtenay, BC
Mar 19 MEC Lower Mainland Road Race THREE 5k, 10k Vancouver, BC
Mar 26 Heights Fiver 5k, 5mls Prince George, BC
Feb 19 Hatley Castle 8K (VIRA #4) Colwood, BC
Feb 12 Starting Block 10K (IRA #1) Lavington, BC
Jan 29 MEC Lower Mainland Road Race ONE 5k, 10k Vancouver, BC
Jan 22 Cobble Hill 10K (VIRA #2) Cobble Hill, BC
Jan 15 Steveston Icebreaker 8K (LMRRS #1) Richmond, BC
Jan 15 MEC Victoria Race ONE 5k, 10k Victoria, BC
Jan 8 Harriers Pioneer 8K (BCSS #1, VIRA #1) Saanichton, BC
Jan 8 PaceSetter 5k Series #5 Gibsons, BC
Mar 18 BMO St Patrick's Day 5K (BC Championship, BCSS #3 & LMRRS #2) Vancouver, BC
May 7 BMO Vancouver Marathon, Half Marathon (BC Championship & BCSS #6), 8K, Relay and Kids Run Vancouver, BC
May 27 Canadian 10K Championships Ottawa, ON
May 28 Canadian Half Marathon Championship Calgary, AB
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
Oct 8 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon (BC Championship & BCSS #12), Half & 8K Victoria, BC
Feb 24 NCCP Sport Coach Course Maple Ridge, BC
Mar 3 NCCP Club Coach Course South Surrey, BC
Mar 24 NCCP Sport Coach Course Powell River, BC
Mar 31 NCCP Sport Coach Course Courtenay, BC
Apr 1 NCCP Sport Coach Course Courtenay, BC
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Nine races from February to August, 5k to Half Marathon

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