15th Annual Stewart Mountain 10 Mile and 5 Mile
A fall challenge on character trails. Often muddy, wet and slippery. Two distances to choose from, with a classic climb to the summit of Stewart Mountain on the long course.
New Date: Saturday November 3rd, 2018
Other new /enhanced features include change rooms, locally crafted wood finishers medals, warming food / beverages, free massage / physio, and great draw prizes at the beach.
Victoria Sports News story: Andrew Russell and Patricia Roney win Stewart Mountain Challenge
Photo album on FB by Joseph Camilleri
The races begin at the main beach of Thetis Lake and quickly take you off into the character single-track sections of the park. The long course summits Stewart Mountain for some beautiful views; pause to enjoy! The short course follows similar trails out and then turns back toward the beach at the Aid Station.
Thetis Lake Park, Victoria BC. Start and finish near main beach.
Park in the main lot at the end of Six Mile Road.
Distance / Sanctioning
The classic long course is approximately 10 Miles (16 km) and the shorter course approximately 5.5 Mile (8.8 km). This cross country event is sanctioned by BC Athletics.
The main start for the long course is 11:30 a.m. An early start option of 11:00 a.m. is available for those expecting to take over 2.5 hours. If you are new to the race, we suggest using your road half marathon time as a guide.
The start for the short course is 12:00 noon. No early start.
Courses will be well-marked and marshaled but participants are responsible for watching for directional indicators at all times.
Please pre-register online or by mail with a paper entry form. Early bird rates until September 1st, 2018. Note: Online registration will close at 8pm Thursday, November 1st, 2018. In-person race day — cash or cheque only. Limit of 600 entries.
- $ 30 Early-bird registration fee
- $ 35 September 1st to November 2nd, 2018
- $ 20 for host Prairie Inn Harriers club members who pre-register (read the fee notes)
- $ 40 Race day — cash or cheque only, no discounts
Men's and Women's:
- 19 and under
- 60 and over
- Saturday, November 3rd, 10:00a.m. to 11:45a.m., Thetis Lake main beach, with a cut off 15 minutes before each start.
Change room, wash rooms and port-a-potties at the start/finish area. Tents with heaters. Warming food and beverages at the finish (save a disposable — bring your own cup or mug). Free massage and physio by Saanich Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic available at the beach for participants. Overall and age-group awards. Great draw prizes.
The Harriers Foundation has awarded many bursaries and scholarships since its inception: the Gunner Shaw Athletic Bursary, John Thipthorpe Computer Science Scholarship, Susan Reid Civil Engineering Bursary, Arthur Taylor Track and Field Award, Ken Smythe Cross Country Bursary, Rosamund Dashwood Fine Arts Scholarship and Sandy Auburn Environmental Studies Scholarship. Stewart Mountain is one of four running events that is designated to annually support Harriers Foundation initiatives including new scholarships, bursaries, medical research, athlete travel, our youth development program and many other charitable projects within the community.
- 2018 results: 10 Mile 5 Mile
- 2017 results: 10 Mile 5 Mile
- 2016 results: 10 Mile 5 Mile
- 2015 results: 10 Mile 5 Mile
- List of Past Race Winners