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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 2015 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.

Feb 14 "First Half" Half Marathon Vancouver, BC
Feb 14 Starting Block 10K (IRA #1) Lavington, BC
Feb 21 Hatley Castle 8K (VIRA #4) Colwood, BC
Mar 5 West Van Run 5k West Vancouver, BC
Mar 6 Synergy Health Management Ltd. Bazan Bay 5K (VIRA #5) Sidney, BC
Mar 6 West Van Run 10k West Vancouver, BC
Mar 6 MEC Langley Race ONE: 5K, 10K Langley, BC
Mar 6 The River's Spring Run-Off 10K (IRA #2) Kamloops, BC
Mar 12 BMO St Patrick's Day 5K (BC Championship) Vancouver, BC
Mar 20 Comox Valley RV Half Marathon (VIRA #6) Courtenay, BC
Feb 7 Cedar 12K (VIRA #3) Nanaimo, BC
Feb 7 MEC Vancouver Race ONE: 5K, 10K Vancouver, BC
Jan 24 Cobble Hill 10K (VIRA #2) Cobble Hill, BC
Jan 17 Steveston Icebreaker 8K (LMRRS #1) Richmond, BC
Jan 17 MEC Victoria Race ONE 5k, 10k Victoria, BC
Jan 10 Harriers Pioneer 8K (VIRA #1) Saanichton, BC
Mar 12 BMO St Patrick's Day 5K (BC Championship) Vancouver, BC
Mar 26 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff
May 1 BMO Vancouver Marathon, Half Marathon (BC Championship), 8K and Kids Run Vancouver, 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
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