The Vancouver Island Race Series is celebrating 35 years in 2016, and we will see a change as we are featuring seven races in the series. We are sorry to see the Merville 15k leave, but the remaining races are unchanged and will continue to see strong competition as well as a large, loyal contingent of recreational runners from all over Vancouver Island. The series will run every two weeks from January to April, with distances ranging from 5-kilometres to a half marathon. The series kicks off on the second Sunday in January, January 10th with the Harriers Pioneer 8K. This is followed by Cobble Hill 10K, Cedar 12K, Hatley Castle 8K, Synergy Health Management Ltd Bazan Bay 5K, Comox Valley RV Half Marathon and Sooke River 10K. We encourage all runners to run with us and celebrate the 35th Annual Vancouver Island Race Series.

Race History


2015 Results – Check how fast you were in 2015 and start your planning for 2016

For overall 2015 Results go to Race Day Timing

For Harriers Pioneer 8K results go to Prairie Inn Harriers

For Cobble Hill 10K results go to Race Day Timing

For Cedar 12K results go to Race Day Timing

For Hatley 8K results go to Race Day Timing

For Bazan Bay 5K go to Race Day Timing

For Comox Valley RV Half Marathon go to Race Day Timing

For Merville 15K go to Race Day Timing

For Sooke 10K go to Race Day Timing


SERIES Registration
For the link to each event online registration, printable forms & Information about each of the 7 races visit the SERIES page on the website.


Series Charity Partner – Victoria Hospitals Foundation

We are happy to welcome back for the second year, the Victoria Hospitals Foundation as the Island Series Charity Partner. You will have the opportunity to top up your registration and support the many rehabilitative services at Victoria General and Royal Jubilee Hospital.

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We look forward to seeing everyone in 2016.

Happy Training!

Sincerely, Cathy Noel, VIRA President and the Directors of VIRA