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The Bazan Bay 5K virtual challenge is slated to take place April 14-21. (Submitted photo)

Popular Vancouver Island running series offers virtual challenge for 2021

Participants can complete events on their own time

 

Joe Robertson and Jack Amos ran the length of Vancouver Island, with the help of their van Pippi, raising more than $12,000 for 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre. (Photo submitted)

Greater Victoria pair finishes running length of Vancouver Island a day early

Joe Robertson and Jack Amos raised more than $12,000 for single parents

 

20-year-old Merritt man Darius Sam raised over $100,000 for the Nicola Valley Food Bank after his attempt to run 100 miles in 24 hours gained widespread attention. Sam will be attempting the feat again Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, this time to raise awareness on the topic of addiction. (Contributed)

Merritt man attempts to run 100-miles in 24 hours for addiction awareness

After raising $110,000 for the food bank in his first 100-mile try, Sam is focusing on a new cause

 

Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes looks positive as he finishes his 98th lap of the Cowichan Sportsplex track on Sunday, Nov. 15, the first day of his bid to break the Canadian six-day running record. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Six-day running record bid still going strong at Cowichan Sportsplex

Two records have already fallen as Jerry Hughes pushes on

Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes looks positive as he finishes his 98th lap of the Cowichan Sportsplex track on Sunday, Nov. 15, the first day of his bid to break the Canadian six-day running record. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes is taking aim at the Canadian six-day running record later this month. (Submitted)

Vancouver Island ultramarathoner takes aim at 130-year-old record for charity

Jerry Hughes will run for six days at the Cowichan Sportsplex this month

Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes is taking aim at the Canadian six-day running record later this month. (Submitted)
Jeff Clarkson and his son Logan, 3, go for a run in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kari Clarkson, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Runners find joy in virtual racing during COVID-19 pandemic

Canada’s road racing season was about to begin when COVID-19 hit in March

Jeff Clarkson and his son Logan, 3, go for a run in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kari Clarkson, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Yama Hempler, left, moments after crossing the finish line of her 10th marathon in 10 days with Director of Victoria Hospitals Foundation Avery Brohman. (Brittany Carey photo)

Saanich woman completes 10 marathons, raises double her initial goal amount

Over $20,000 raised for Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Yama Hempler, left, moments after crossing the finish line of her 10th marathon in 10 days with Director of Victoria Hospitals Foundation Avery Brohman. (Brittany Carey photo)
A few days after Langley runner Sarah Inglis realized her long-standing dream of representing her native Scotland, it was put on hold (file)

B.C. runner ‘a bit gutted’ that COVID-19 virus concerns postponed major event

Organizers of World Half-Marathon Championships in Gydnia, Poland delay till October

A few days after Langley runner Sarah Inglis realized her long-standing dream of representing her native Scotland, it was put on hold (file)
Runners are preparing for the upcoming 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup, held for the first time at Langford’s Bear Mountain in February. (Photo courtesy of Pan Am Cross Country Cup)

Teams finalized in last push before Pan Am Cross Country Championships

The competition is taking place at Bear Mountain Resort in Langford on Feb. 29

Runners are preparing for the upcoming 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup, held for the first time at Langford’s Bear Mountain in February. (Photo courtesy of Pan Am Cross Country Cup)
East Sooke charity race helps build schools in Nepal

East Sooke charity race helps build schools in Nepal

A local nonprofit is building schools in Nepal, and will host its…

East Sooke charity race helps build schools in Nepal
Kelowna’s Malindi Elmore competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. (Contributed)

B.C. woman crowned the fastest female marathon runner in Canadian history

Malindi Elmore ran an incredible 2:24:50 at the Houston Marathon

Kelowna’s Malindi Elmore competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. (Contributed)
Bruce Hawkes, left, is presented a plaque commemorating his 200th consecutive Island Series race by Bob Reid, high performance director of the Harriers Pioneer 8K. (Joseph Camilleri - Prairie Inn Harriers)

Sooke runner breaks record with 200th consecutive race

Bruce Hawkes began Island Race Series streak in 1995

Bruce Hawkes, left, is presented a plaque commemorating his 200th consecutive Island Series race by Bob Reid, high performance director of the Harriers Pioneer 8K. (Joseph Camilleri - Prairie Inn Harriers)
20th Edge to Edge half marathon winner Tom Morrison reaches for a cup of water during Sunday’s downpour. Morrison said the race was “type two fun”: not fun at the time, but fun to talk about after. (Douglas Ludwig Photo)

Runners brave wet, windy weather for Ucluelet’s 20th Edge to Edge

“The spirit of the runners I have nothing but compliments.”

20th Edge to Edge half marathon winner Tom Morrison reaches for a cup of water during Sunday’s downpour. Morrison said the race was “type two fun”: not fun at the time, but fun to talk about after. (Douglas Ludwig Photo)
This year’s 8k/5k Seaside race will be called the Sidney by the Sea Run. (Black Press File)
This year’s 8k/5k Seaside race will be called the Sidney by the Sea Run. (Black Press File)
The Seaside 5k/8k is looking for an organizer from 2020 onwards. (Peninsula News Review File)

No start line for Sidney running race this year as organizer steps away

Race won’t happen in 2019, hopeful for 2020 re-start

The Seaside 5k/8k is looking for an organizer from 2020 onwards. (Peninsula News Review File)
Runners show off their retro look during the 5K fun run held as a prelude to the GoodLIfe Fitness Victoria Marathon 2018 launch Tuesday evening. Photo by Brynn Featherstone

Retro run helps launch 2018 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Registrations have already begun, early bird rates still in effect

Runners show off their retro look during the 5K fun run held as a prelude to the GoodLIfe Fitness Victoria Marathon 2018 launch Tuesday evening. Photo by Brynn Featherstone
Children line up at the start line of the Thrifty Foods Kids Run on Menzies Street. The 1.25-kilometre run is part of the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Oct. 8. Photo contributed

MARATHON COUNTDOWN: Kids Run adds to family atmosphere in Victoria

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon runs the gamut of age groups

Children line up at the start line of the Thrifty Foods Kids Run on Menzies Street. The 1.25-kilometre run is part of the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Oct. 8. Photo contributed
Runners start the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. Black Press staffer Kendra Wong is running her first half marathon next month. Photo by Matt Cecill

MARATHON BLOG: Working one’s way up to marathon distance

Black Press journalist Kendra Wong talks training for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Runners start the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. Black Press staffer Kendra Wong is running her first half marathon next month. Photo by Matt Cecill
Training for a full or half marathon requires dedication and attention to details like nutrition and hydration. Pixabay

RUNNER’S BLOG: Novice distance runner shares what she’s learning

Black Press journalist Kendra Wong is running the half at the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

  • Sep 6, 2017
Training for a full or half marathon requires dedication and attention to details like nutrition and hydration. Pixabay
GOODLIFE FITNESS VICTORIA MARATHON: Oak Bay-based runner and cyclist has been a stalwart at race

GOODLIFE FITNESS VICTORIA MARATHON: Oak Bay-based runner and cyclist has been a stalwart at race

From marathons to randonneur cycling, distance events have suited Ken Bonner

GOODLIFE FITNESS VICTORIA MARATHON: Oak Bay-based runner and cyclist has been a stalwart at race