Saturday Routes

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 January 25th, 2020

8 weeks to the Comox Half Marathon

Start time 8:30am, Arrowview School. Coffee to follow at Quality Foods upstairs.

Cobble Hill 10km on January 26, remember, if you are racing, your race replaces your long run.

12.5k and 20k routes with optional 8,10,17km ideas


20 km route below

https://www.runningahead.com/maps/aaf851fa495e45e1ac2e726ca12a9d00?unit=km

Park in School parking lot on Bennett. Run Bennett to Sunrise Dr. Right onto Imperial Dr then another right on Barclay Cres crossing over the foot bridge. Head up Lee Rd to a left on Morningstar Dr. Run to the Hwy..cross Hwy…run to Columbia Dr then take first left on Sharon Pl. follow around to Dalmation Dr. When on Dalmation look for short trail connecting to Sumar Lane. Turn right on Johnstone Rd to Pintail Dr. Pintail changes into Eaglecrest Dr… At Country Club Dr turn left and head up to the Hwy. *Cross CAREFULLY AS NO LIGHTS THERE. Run along Village Way to Hollywood Rd where you will turn left. Run up Hollywood to a right on Fern Rd E. Run the trail past Kwalikum School.* CrossRR tracks then turn right onto First Ave W… run First to Arbutus St. Turn left there and run to Rupert Rd. left on Rupert and run back to School on Bennett

*For 8km option

turn left at Johnston Rd, cross hwy at lights to Drew Rd, turn right on Sunrise, follow it back to Bennett, turn right back to the School.

*for 10km option

cross Hwy at the top of Country Club, turn Left, take path back to Bennett, right to the school

*for 16-17km option

just past KSS near the Legion, cross the tracks on your left to Berwick, follow Berwick to Rupert, turn left, run back to Bennett back to the school.


12.5 km route below

https://www.runningahead.com/maps/66d37db9bd864a0dab767d00236c6376?unit=km

Park in School parking lot on Bennett. Run Bennett to Sunrise Dr. Right onto Imperial Dr then another right on Barclay Cres crossing over the foot bridge. Head up Lee Rd to a left on Morningstar Dr. Run to the Hwy..cross Hwy…run to Columbia Dr then take first left on Sharon Pl. follow around to Dalmation Dr. When on Dalmation look for short trail connecting to Sumar Lane. Turn right on Johnstone Rd to Pintail Dr. Pintail changes into Eaglecrest Dr… At Country Club Dr turn left and head up to the Hwy. Cross CAREFULLY AS NO LIGHTS THERE. Run along Village Way to Hollywood Rd where you will turn left. Run up Hollywood to Rupert Rd where you head left back to school on Bennett


Printable Routes

Pace Chart (adapted from Daniel’s Running Formula)

Saturday January 25, 2020 Arrowview School, 20/17/12.5/10/8k

Saturday January 18, 2020 Serious Coffee, 22/16.94/20.5/11k

Saturday January 11, 2020, Springwood Dog Park, 17/12/15/8k

Saturday January 4, 2020 Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 18/12/16/10k

2019 routes, January 5 to December 28