Saturday Routes

We are back, with some changes…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 May 30, 2020
Serious Coffee 8 AM Start

Please run in small groups, keep your distance, give lots of room to folks that are walking by, and above all be safe.  We don’t want to be reported for breaking the rules.

We may want to consider staggering our start, if you have a few friends that you run with, start at 5 minutes to 8, or 5 minutes  after 8, just to avoid congestion.

Also we may want to consider running along the campground road, skip the beach path in Rathtrevor, just to avoid conflict.
Lots to think about.


If you are running or walking, like roads or trails, this starting location has something for everyone,
Serious Coffee 16.94km, 12.91km, 11.13km and 8 km option
It’s easy to add on or shorten these routes,
Plenty of trails to choose from; whether you run or walk please join in.


16.94 kmhttps://www.runningahead.com/maps/a8521d3504934a8aaa308fe0d6e076b0?unit=km&map=roadmap
Start: Serious Coffee parking lot. Take dirt trail to Craig Bay parking lot at end of Franklin’s Gull Rd. Run down dirt trail toward ocean along perimeter of Craig Bay Estates. Continue on dirt trail parallel to ocean front, this joins Bay Dr. Turn Rt on Terrien Rd. Run up to NW Bay Rd, turn Rt. Run back on trail that borders Craig Bay Estates to Franklin’s Gull. Turn Lt to cross Island Hwy on Franklin’s Gull. Turn Lt at Herring Gull Way in industrial area. Follow Herring Gull to Industrial Way. Turn Lt to run on Industrial up to hwy, cross Hwy when Safe. Run down Rathtrevor Rd, turn Right at first Rd, run to the end of last parking lot, stay Rt on path follow it along the beach all the way to the exit at Shorewood Dr, follow Shorewood to Mariner Way continue on Mariner to San Malo, follow San Malo back to Shorewood Dr this turns in Plummer Rd, follow Plummer back to Hwy turn Rt. Cross the Orange Bridge, turn Right on Martindale Rd, follow around to Turner Rd, turn Left on Shelly Rd, left on Pioneer Cr, Left at Hwy, cross over the bridge back past the Log Cabin Store to Resort Dr, continue on Resort to Sunrise Ridge Resort take the trail on your right to at the end of Resort Drive, follow out to the Hwy, turn left, cross Arbutus to the parking lot at Serious Coffee.


12.91km Route
https://www.runningahead.com/maps/ec7048e6087540a991eb294252d5eb89?unit=km&map=roadmap
 Start: Serious Coffee parking lot. Take dirt trail to Craig Bay parking lot at end of Franklin’s Gull Rd. Run down dirt trail toward ocean along perimeter of Craig Bay Estates. Follow Saltspring Pl (paved road) or continue on dirt trail parallel to ocean front. Join Bay Dr, turn Rt on Terrien Rd, run up to NW Bay Rd, turn Rt, run back on trail that borders Craig Bay Estates to Franklin’s Gull. Turn Lt to cross Island Hwy on Franklin’s Gull. Turn Lt at Herring Gull Way in industrial area. Follow Herring Gull to Industrial Way. Turn Lt to run on Industrial up to hwy.Cross Hwy when Safe, Run down Rathtrevor Rd, Turn Right at first Rd, run to the end of last parking lot Rd, exit to beach stay Rt on path follow it along the beach, stay on beach path to the exit at Shorewood Dr, turn sharp left on path back toward campground, stay left, follow this road back to the campground entrance. Stay on Rath Rd , turn left on trail just before the top of the hill, turn left on Resort Dr, continue on Resort to Sunrise Ridge Resort take the trail on your right to at the end of Resort Drive, follow out to the Hwy, turn left, cross Arbutus to the parking lot at Serious Coffee.


11.13kmhttps://www.runningahead.com/maps/098746ab2b384bff9d707532d6742d49?unit=km&map=roadmap

Start: Serious Coffee parking lot. Take dirt trail to Craig Bay parking lot at end of Franklin’s Gull Rd. Run down dirt trail toward ocean along perimeter of Craig Bay Estates, continue on dirt trail parallel to ocean front. Join Bay Dr, turn Rt on Terrien Rd, run up to NW Bay Rd, turn Rt, run back on trail that borders Craig Bay Estates to Franklin’s Gull. Turn Lt to cross Island Hwy on Franklin’s Gull. Turn Lt at Herring Gull Way in industrial area. Follow Herring Gull to Industrial Way. Turn Lt to run on Industrial up to hwy. Cross Hwy when Safe,

* (for 8km turn left down Resort Dr, follow map from this point.)

Run down Rathtrevor Rd, Turn Right at first Rd, run to the end of last parking lot, stay Rt on path follow it along the beach, Head back onto road near the entrance to the Campground. stay left, follow the road up and out of the park. turn left on trail just before the top of the hill, turn left on Resort Dr, * continue on Resort to Sunrise Ridge Resort take the trail on your right to at the end of Resort Drive, follow out to the Hwy, turn left, cross Arbutus to the parking lot at Serious Coffee.


Printable Routes

Pace Chart (adapted from Daniel’s Running Formula)

Saturday May 30, 2020 Serious Coffee, 16.94/12.91/ 11.13k and 8k option

Saturday May 23, 2020 Springwood Dog Park, rail Trail

Saturday May 16, 2020 Serious Coffee 16.22k with 11/12k options

2020 Routes, January 4 to May 30

2019 routes, January 5 to December 28