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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.


Sep 22 That Dam Run 10 Miles, 5k Hudson's Hope, BC
Sep 22 Campbell Valley Wine Run Langley, BC
Sep 22 Sidney by the Sea 8k, 5k and Kids Run Sidney, BC
Sep 29 Centennial Relay Race road/trail 30k, 10k, 5k Prince George, BC
Sep 29 Blue Heron Half Marathon, 10k and 5k Creston, BC
Sep 29 Rainforest Trail Run 5km Burnaby, BC
Oct 13 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon, Half (BC Championship & BCSS #12) & 8K Victoria, BC
Oct 14 Granville Island Turkey Trot 10k Vancouver, BC
Oct 19 SunRype Okanagan Marathon, Half, 10k, 5k Kelowna, BC
Oct 20 Canadian Marathon Championships Toronto, ON
Aug 31 Handloggers Half Marathon & Relay Bowen Island, BC
Aug 25 Run the Rock Marathon, Half Marathon & 8k Texada Island, BC
Jul 13 King of the Mountain 10k Terrace, BC
May 26 Blackwell Dairy 15k (IRA #5) Kamloops, BC
May 26 Oasis Shaughnessy 8K (LMRRS #4) Vancouver, BC
May 26 MEC Victoria Race TWO Royal Roads 5k, 10k, 21.1k Victoria, BC
May 26 Oak Bay Half Marathon, 10K, 5K Oak Bay, BC
May 26 Stemcell Science Fair Fun Run 5K Vancouver, BC
May 26 Run for Water Half Marathon, 10k, 5k Abbotsford, BC
May 25 Canadian 10k Championships Ottawa, ON
Oct 13 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon, Half (BC Championship & BCSS #12) & 8K Victoria, BC
Oct 20 Canadian Marathon Championships Toronto, ON
Jan 12 Harriers Pioneer 8k BCA 8k Road Championship (BCSS#1, VIRA#1)) Saanich, BC
May 23 Canadian 10k Championships Ottawa, ON
Jun 14 Canadian Half Marathon Championships Winnipeg, MB
Oct 18 Canadian Marathon Championships Toronto, ON
Oct 5 NCCPSport Coach Track & Field and Road Running Instructor Course Penticton, British Columbia
Oct 25 NCCP Road Running Instructor Course Victoria, British Columbia
Nov 16 NCCP Sport Coach and Road Running Instructor Course South Surrey, British Columbia
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