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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



2018-19 Road Running Championship Events
The BCA Road Running Committee has awarded the 2018 / 2019 BC Road Running Championships to the following hosts:

  • 5K Championship: BMO St Patrick's Day 5K, March 16, 2019
  • 8K Championship: Steveston Icebreaker 8K, January 20, 2019
  • 10K Championship: TC10K, April 28, 2019
  • Half Marathon Championship: Goodlife Fitness Victoria Half Marathon, October 13, 2019 
  • Marathon Championship: BMO Vancouver Marathon, May 5, 2019 

Attention Competitive Athletes!!
Out of province performances must be submitted to Athletics Canada for inclusion in the national rankings — go to for instructions.

2019-2022 National Championships

  • 10k - Ottawa, May 25, 2019 - Part of the Tamarack Ottawa Marathon Race Weekend
  • Half Marathon - Winnipeg, June 16, 2019 - Part of the Manitoba Marathon Race Weekend
  • Marathon - Toronto, October 20, 2019 - Part of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
  • Cross Country - Abbotsford, November 30, 2019

Athletics Canada Road Running hub serves as the information hub for Athletics Canada road running and lists certififed events from across Canada.


May 20 Victoria Day Douglas Mile Victoria, BC
May 24 Half Corked Marathon Weekend Oliver, BC
May 25 Canadian 10k Championships Ottawa, ON
May 26 Blackwell Dairy 15k (IRA #5) Kamloops, BC
May 26 Vistas Run 10k, 5k & Family Walk Maple Ridge, BC
May 26 Oasis Shaughnessy 8K (LMRRS #4) Vancouver, BC
May 26 MEC Victoria Race TWO Royal Roads 5k, 10k, 21.1k Victoria, BC
Jun 8 Chetwynd Chainsaw Carving Half Marathon Chetwynd, BC
Jun 9 Conquer the Lake Half Marathon (IRA #6), 10k, 5k, 2.5k Lake Country, BC
Jun 9 MEC Greater Vancouver Road Race FOUR 5k, 10k, 21.1k Steveston, BC
Apr 7 Tristars Sooke 10K (VIRA #7) Sooke, BC
Apr 7 Oliver 10k (IRA #3), 3k Oliver, BC
Apr 7 BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run Half Marathon (LMRRS #3) Gibsons to Sechelt, BC
Apr 6 Esquimalt 5k Esquimalt, BC
Apr 6 Up the Creek 10k, 5k Port Coquitlam, BC
May 25 Canadian 10k Championships Ottawa, ON
Jun 16 Canadian Half Marathon Championships Winnipeg, MB
Oct 13 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon, Half (BC Championship & BCSS #12) & 8K Victoria, BC
Oct 20 Canadian Marathon Championships Toronto, ON
May 23 Canadian 10k Championships Ottawa, ON
Jun 14 Canadian Half Marathon Championships Winnipeg, MB
Oct 18 Canadian Marathon Championships Toronto, ON
May 24 NCCP Sport Coach Kamloops, British Columbia
May 24 NCCP Sport Coach Kelowna
Jun 20 Harry Jerome Mentorship Burnaby, BC
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