Island Race Series

For further information on obtaining insurance coverage, please contact Jonathan Foweraker, VIRA Treasurer, For Insurance Certificates (often required for community partners requesting to be co-insured), please contact Teresa Morlan, Vancouver Island Insurance Centres, at 250-338-1401 or
Address: 109-364 8th Street, Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N 1N3

Sign Up For The Series

  • Early – Register for the Full Series (7 Races) $125.00 – Before December 1st
  • Late – Register for the Full Series (7 Races) $145.00 – Until January 10th

Registration Timeline

  • Early $25 / $20 per Race (Student) Up until 4 Weeks prior to the Race (Online & Drop off only). Please check the  race registration forms – dates may vary for each race
  • Regular $30 / $25 per Race (Student) Up to the Thursday 6 pm prior to race day  (Online & Drop off only)
  • Late $40 per Race / $40 per Race (Student)  Saturday (Drop off only at Package Pick-up (only available for some races)
  • RACE DAY  $40 per Race Sunday (in Person only)


Three races have early starts for walkers or slower runners. The start times are:
Cedar 12K – 10:30 am
Comox RV Half Marathon: 10:00 am
Sooke 10K – 10:30 am

Regular start time is 11:00 am.


Team – Your team/club name must be clearly indicated on your entry for in order to qualify your points towards that team/club’s standings. No changes or additions will be permitted after the race.

Individual – Each runner’s time will be recorded and points awarded according to performance.  To qualify for Series Awards, runners must run a minimum of four races. The four best scores (including at least one race over 10K) will be averaged to determine series standings.  Runners in the 16 to 19 category will have the three best scores of all races.  Runners in the 15 and under category will have the two best scores.  Runners under 20 or 70 and over do not have to run a race longer that 10k to qualify for Series awards.

Full point standings will be posted at each event after the first race.  Race packages not picked up by the commencement of the race are forfeited to the race organizers.


Points are awarded based on a runner’s performance relative to a benchmark which takes into account the world best times at 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km and Marathon distances. The formula was developed by Peter S. Riegel, past chairman of the TAC/USA Road Running Technical Council. 1000 points equates to a world best time. Running at half the speed of the world best would give a score of around 500. The formulas, roughly speaking, estimate that a persons speed declines by about 6% for men, and 4% for women, as distance doubles.

One of Peter Siegels original papers on this is available online A 2011 analysis of his formula can be found


Awards to tenth place for individuals in each category and trophies presented to:

  • Overall top male and female of the series
  • Top male and female masters (over 40 yrs old)

Awards are presented based on gun time not chip time. It is the responsibility of the runner to seed themselves accordingly at the start line.


Runners who complete all seven races in the 2015 Series, or six races and volunteer at their own race, will receive a gift certificate entitling them to 50% off the Series registration (without shirts) for the 2016 Series. The discount is on the full value of the Series if you paid for each race individually which comes out to $90.  An additional processing charge will be added if you register online.


Draw prizes will be presented at each race that have been provided by our sponsors.  Runners must be present at the drawing of all prizes except for the Series Grand Draw Prizes which are drawn at the Sooke 10k.