Racer of the Year

Donated by Rhys Harrison, the aim of this award is to encourage members to enter races and especially to support our local Vancouver Island Series.

Any publicly advertised road or trail running races would count but not track, triathlon, or multi-sport adventure races. Any location including outside Canada is eligible.

Adult male or female members of good standing over the full year can apply. Speed is of no consequence, so anyone can win.


2016 Racer of the Year

With her award-winning smile, Allison Roberts accepted the Racer of the Year award from Terry Riggins. Alli completed 12 races this year with impressive times–9 trail and 3 road–bringing distinction to our ORCA club. Keep up the awesome effort, Alli!



2015 Racer of the Year

The racer of the year award was given to Terry Riggins. He completed the most races of any ORCA runners for the year. He won the island series in his age category. He was also first in the 5K and 8K B.C. Athletics road running championships.


2014 Racer of the Year

Our club president, Melissa Ross, is the deserving winner of The Racer of the Year. Melissa completed 14 races this year, including national competitions. Hurray for Melissa!


2013 Racer of the Year

The award goes to Jim McLean, who at the age of 82, completed 14 races, 3 of which happened to be half marathons. Jim managed some personal bests during his race season and is well deserving of this award.


2012 Winner was MELISSA ROSS


2011 Winner was TERRY RIGGINS