For many members of ORCA, racing provides a great way to set goals as well as have an exciting day or weekend away. Fortunately, there are many running races on Vancouver Island throughout the year with most included as part of race series.

Vancouver Island Race Series

This series includes eight races on southern Vancouver Island with distances from 5K to Half Marathon

Visit the Vancouver Island Race Series web site for details.

Vancouver Island Trail Running Series

The six races from the Victoria area to Mt Washington take racing to another level. You can expect narrow winding trails with significant elevation gains. Each event offers short and a long course. First race is at the Royal Roads University on April 15, 2023 and the series wraps up October 21 in Qualicum Bay.

Visit the Vancouver Island Trail Running Series web site for details.

Royal Victoria Marathon

Three distances to choose from. 8K, Half Marathon, and a Full Marathon. Sunday October 8, 2023

Check out the RVM site for details.

Times Colonist 10K

Always a popular event in Victoria on April 30, 2023.

Check out the TC10K site for details

Lower Mainland Road Race Series

This is not on the island but may be of interest to those of you frequenting the lower mainland.

Visit the LMRRS site for details.

Interior Running Association Road Race Series

There may a race for you in the BC Interior. Check out the Interior Running Association site for details.


This site provides links to the above events as well as a few more races.

Visit RunGuides for more info.

BC Athletics

BC Athletics is the Provincial non-profit amateur sport organization for Track & Field, Road Running, Marathons/Ultras, Cross Country/Trail Running and Race Walking.

Plenty of information regarding running and athletics in BC. Visit the BC Athletics web site.