Saturday Routes

Please run in small groups, keep your distance, give lots of room to folks that are walking, and above all be safe. 

Saturday Route Information for ORCA Runners and Walkers

Subscribed members will receive a weekly email from Heather Beatty about where to meet for the 8 a.m. start, options for distances and scheduled routes, and where to go afterwards to meet for coffee/breakfast. Runs start at 8:00 a.m.

Alternatively, you can check the website here or our Facebook page.

If you are a visitor, please print the waiver and bring it with you to the run a few minutes before 8:00 a.m.

Interested in becoming an ORCA member? You can sign up online or print a membership form and mail it to us or bring it to a Saturday run a few minutes before 8 a.m.

If you are new to the group, let us know who you are so we can help you to find a running buddy or a group that is your pace.

For information contact routes@orcarunning.ca

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Current Weekly Run

Saturday August 15, 2020
Serious Coffee
½ Marathon 15 km, 10 km routes
8AM start for the Main Group
Some people are running this  ½ Marathon as a challenge on the 15th starting at 7:30 am.
If any of you wish to join them please do.
The rest of us can start at 8 am and be there to cheer them to the finish.

21.1km Route
https://www.runningahead.com/maps/f2903c0c0293451abed76a5537fe97cb?unit=km&map=roadmap
Start: near the Traffic lights, facing the ocean. Franklin Gull at Island Hwy.
Run toward the ocean, turn left on Northwest Bay Rd, left on Arbutus, right on Island hwy, right on Resort Way lights, left on Resort Drive, continue on Resort Drive to the Log Cabin Store, continue down the side road to the Hwy, cross over Englishman River Bridge, take the next right on Martindale Rd, this will turn in to Turner, continue, next left on Shelly Rd, turn right on Pioneer Crescent. Follow Pioneer to the end, take paved path to Corfield, turn right, take next left on Beach Drive in to the Community Park, continue on Beach Drive to the end of the beach loop, take the road or the path, loop around at the end and head back. Follow the Board walk to McMillian St, run up the hill, Turn right on the Hwy, continue to Dogwood, turn right. Left on Bay Ave, right on Willow, Left on Sorel, Right on Temple, Right on Sunray, left on Wright, Right on Glenhale, left on Dickinson, follow this to the end, short path to Wright Rd, cross over Wright to Temple, short distance. Turn right on Aberdeen, continue on Aberdeen this will turn into Sanderson, turn left on Foster Dr, right on Temple, left on Bay, right on Dogwood, left on Hwy, cross Corfield, take path to Pioneer Crescent, stay on Pioneer to the end, turn right on Martindale short distance, left on Hwy, continue the way you came past the log cabin store to Resort Dr, continue to Resort Way, turn right to lights, turn left on Hwy back to Arbutus, turn left, right on NWB Rd, right on Franklin Gull to your finish distance minimum 21.1km


Start: near the Traffic lights, facing the ocean. Franklin Gull at Island Hwy.
15.3 km Route
https://www.runningahead.com/maps/4698c27e0bce4c9bb68014de438bbb78?unit=km&map=roadmap
Run toward the ocean, turn left on Northwest Bay Rd, left on Arbutus, right on Island hwy, right on Resort Way lights, left on Resort Drive, continue on Resort Drive to the Log Cabin Store, continue down the side road to the Hwy, cross over Englishman River Bridge, take the next right on Martindale Rd, this will turn in to Turner, continue, next left on Shelly Rd, turn right on Pioneer Crescent. Follow Pioneer to the end, take paved path to Corfield, turn right, take next left on Beach Drive in to the Community Park, continue on Beach Drive to the end of the beach loop, take the road or the path, loop around at the end and head back. Follow the Board walk to McMillian St, run up the hill, Turn right on the Hwy, continue to Dogwood, turn right. Left on Bay Ave, right on Willow, left on Rushton, left on Temple, left on Bay, right on Dogwood, left on Hwy, cross Corfield, take path to Pioneer Crescent, continue on Pioneer Cres, turn left on Shelly Rd, turn right on Turner, right on Martindale Rd, left on Hwy, continue the way you came past the log cabin store to Resort Dr, continue to Resort Way, turn right to lights, turn left on Hwy back to Arbutus, turn left, right on NWB Rd, right on Franklin Gull to your finish distance.


Start: near the Traffic lights, facing the ocean. Franklin Gull at Island Hwy.
10.02km Route
https://www.runningahead.com/maps/6739d9bedc8e4d8ebefcccd52f7f9696?unit=km&map=roadmap
Run toward the ocean, turn left on Northwest Bay Rd, left on Arbutus, right on Island hwy, right on Resort Way lights, left on Resort Drive, continue on Resort Drive to the Log Cabin Store, continue down the side road to the Hwy, cross over Englishman River Bridge, take the next right on Martindale Rd, this will turn in to Turner, continue, next left on Shelly Rd, turn right on Pioneer Crescent. Follow Pioneer to the end, take paved path to Corfield, turn right, take next left on Beach Drive in to the Community Park, continue on Beach Drive, loop around the Tennis Courts, head back to Corfield St, turn right head up the hill, turn left on the path to Pioneer Cres, stay on Pioneer to the end, turn right on Martindale short distance, left on Hwy, continue the way you came past the log cabin store to Resort Dr, continue to Resort Way, turn right to lights, turn left on Hwy back to Arbutus, turn left, right on NWB Rd, right on Franklin Gull to your finish distance.

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Printable Routes

Pace Chart (adapted from Daniel’s Running Formula)

Saturday August 15, 2020, Serious Coffee, 21.1/15/10k

Saturday August 8, 2020 Qualicum Beach Hut, 11.96, 15.85, 21k

Saturday August 1, 2020, Serious Coffee, 16.22k

2020 Routes, January 4 to July 25

2019 routes, January 5 to December 28