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Hatley Castle 8k Race Guide   Race guide: Hosted by Frontrunners Athletic Club (FAC), the Hatley Castle 8k is the fourth race in the 2024 Island Race series located on the historic grounds of Hatley Castle in Colwood, BC. The course is on a mix of asphault and gravel, with a fast start and finish but with a couple hills in the middle - including "the big one" at 3k. Runners will have views of Esquimalt Lagoon, Downtown Victoria, and the Olympic Mountains throughout the course, all from the beautiful grounds of Royal Roads University. Parking is available at the bottom of the...

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Cobble Hill 10k Race Guide Race Guide: The 2024 Cobble Hill 10k features a new, flatter course than in years previous. Now even faster than ever, this course is the site of the BC Athletics Provincial 10k Championships! The second race in the Vancouver Island Race Series, the Cobble Hill 10k is hosted by the CEEVACS Roadrunners club. Founded in 1980, CEEVACS Roadrunners are a triathlon/running club and non-profit society based out of Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island. Even before the course changed, the Cobble Hill 10k was a fast race. The men’s and women’s winning times from the course in 2023...

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Harriers Pioneer 8k Race Guide Race guide: The Harriers Pioneer 8k is the first race in the Vancouver Island Race Series. It is held on an out and back course through quiet country roads in North Saanich, Vancouver Island. The course is new as of 2018, and features continuous gently rolling hills. An ideal race for runners of all abilities looking to kick off a new year of racing! The race is hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers (PIH), the largest run club on Vancouver Island. The club was first established in 1978, and this year will mark the 45th time PIH has organized...

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