Race

P1020519-MPIH hosts 8 races in the Victoria area each year. There are races for all running syles including road, trail, hill, and just plain fun. The Thetis Lake Fall series includes the PIH Bob Reid Magical Mile, PIH Thetis Lake Relay, PIH Gunner Shaw Memorial 10K Cross Country Classic, and PIH Stewart Mountain 10 Mile / 5 Mile Cross Country Challenge.

PIH races are run by volunteers and supported by generous sponsors. New volunteers and sponsorship inquires are always welcome.

PIH also helps promote runs hosted by other organizations and is a major supporter of the Frontrunners Island Race Series.  Other useful Vancouver Island Racing Links (Non-PIH):

Saturday, October 23, 2021 – Beaver Lake Park, Victoria, BC

Thank you all for a very successful event!

The 2021 BC Cross Country Championships were organized and hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club and BC Athletics subject to Provincial Health Officials and BC Athletics current guidelines and approvals.

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Calculate Frontrunners Island Race Series points, race times, race paces, equivalent race performances and estimated VO2max and lactate threshold running paces.

Harriers-New-Years-Day-Logo-png-2014-thumbIn honour of Harriers who left us too soon. Leave your watch at home and predict your 10K time.  A prize is given to the runner that finishes closest to 0 on the clock.

Jan. 1, 2022 - run or walk  

2020 Photo Album Compliments of Joseph Camilleri

Complete List of New Year's Day Race Winners and Attendance Record

First runners start at 10:00 am from the Harriers Memorial Bench (0 Kilometre Marker) at Beaver Lake Park.

Prairie Inn Harriers Pioneer 8K100

PIH is proud to present the 44th Annual Harriers Pioneer 8K Road Race, part of the Vancouver Island Race Series and the BC Athletics Super Series.  Pioneer is a BC 8K Road Race Championship in 2023 and the event has a rich history of outstanding performances attracting many Olympians and world record age category athletes.  Several Canadian Records have been set at Pioneer.  Initiated in 1980 by the Prairie Inn Harriers, and staged in Central Saanich for 38 years, the race relocated to nearby North Saanich in 2018.  The new certified 8 kilometre course, is of similar profile to the old course and features an out and back route through rural farmlands just north of the Victoria International Airport along mainly quiet country roads.

DATE Sunday, January 8, 2023 – NOTE Start Time is 11:30 am

2023 Harriers Pioneer 8K Online Registration is OPENOnline Registration for the entire 2023 Island Series is OPEN

Complete List of Pioneer 8K Winners by Bob Reid

Elk-Beavers-Ultra-Logo-Small2022 100K Ultramarathon, 50 Mile Ultramarathon, 50K Ultramarathon and 40K Ultra Walk

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Online Registration for 2022 is CLOSED

 

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The Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club is pleased to present the 35th Annual Harriers 2:18 Run Elk/Beaver Ultras.  The fast and flat 10 kilometre trail circuit around Elk and Beaver Lakes is considered as one of the premiere races of its type in North America.  Runners complete 10 laps for the 100K division, 8+ laps for 50 Miles and 5 laps for 50K while walkers complete 4 laps for 40K.  The venue is all trails, very flat, has good footing, and is in excellent condition. It is definitely a runner-friendly, P.R. type of course!

 

Complete List of Elk/Beaver Winners by Bob Reid

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The Victoria Goddess Run is a PIH-supported event under the leadership of Harriers Race Directors, Cathy Noel and Tami Tate.  The eleventh annual Victoria Goddess Run includes a 10K and a 5K Run/Walk which start and finish at a convenient venue, Belmont Secondary School on Glen Lake Road, and is supporting the BC Cancer Foundation. The lady's-focused event offers two excellent race courses and is a very popular summer gathering.  The run creates an opportunity for women to come together in a non-competitive, friendly, social environment to celebrate the power that they can embrace when they work together to reach their goals.

Race Day:  Saturday, June 4, 2022.

The 10K and 5K start together at 8:45 am SHARP.

Online registration is now closed.

For online registration and race information, please follow the link to the Victoria Goddess Run website:  http://goddessrun.ca/

Harriers Thetis Lake Galloping Goose Bob Reid Magical Mile Logo2017 100Prairie Inn Harriers and 2:18 Run proudly present the fourth edition of the Harriers Bob Reid Magical Mile taking place on Labour Day, Monday, September 6, 2021 on a NEW race course using the E&N paved Rail Trail.

2021 Magical Mile Printable Entry Form

 2021 Photographs by Joseph Camilleri   https://photos.pih.bc.ca/Harriers-Bob-Reid-Magical-Mile/

 2021 Official Magical Mile Race Results by Bob Reid

 

2018 Official Magical Mile Race Results by Bob Reid

2018 Magical Mile Photographs by Joseph Camilleri

2018 Magical Mile Medal Winners Photo by Dawn Wilson

Complete List of Magical Mile Winners

Harriers Thetis Lake Cross Country Thetis Lake Relay Logo2017 100It is easier to complete the race with team mates but you can run it solo if you choose. Teams of 4 each participants run one 5K lap of the main trails looping Thetis Lake. This popular relay, always held on Remembrance Day, is the first race in the Harriers Thetis Lake Cross Country Adventure Series including the Harriers Gunner Shaw 10K Classic on November 26, 2022 and the Harriers Stewart Mountain 10 Mile/5 Mile Challenge on December 4, 2022.

The 2022 Thetis Lake Relay is organized and hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club and is subject to current Provincial Health Office and BC Athletics guidelines and approvals.

Remembrance Day – Friday, November 11, 2022 – The race starts at 1:00 pm SHARP near the main beach.

2021 Race Results

2021 Video compliments of Chris Kelsall of Athletics Illustrated

Online registration for 2022 is OPEN

2021 Thetis Lake Relay COURSE MAP

Harriers Thetis Lake Cross Country Gunner Shaw Classic Logo2017 100Race on the secondary trails of Thetis Lake Park at the 38th annual Gunner Shaw Cross Country Classic. Bring your trail shoes and expect lots of mud and lots of fun!  This is the second race and is the oldest Harriers-hosted event of the Thetis Lake Cross Country Adventure Series.  It's a classic and a must-do autumn trail experience at Thetis Lake Park.  Just run it!

The 2022 Gunner Shaw Classic is organized and hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club and is subject to current Provincial Health Office and BC Athletics guidelines and approvals.

Saturday, November 26, 2022 — The race starts 1:00 pm SHARP near the main beach.

Online Registration for 2022 is CLOSED

2022 overall race results and photos

Complete List of Gunner Shaw Race Winners by Bob Reid

Harriers Thetis Lake Cross Country Stewart Mountain Challenge Logo2017 100

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.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Online Registration for 2022 is now open

The 2021 Stewart Mountain race is organized and hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club and is subject to current Provincial Health Officials and BC Athletics guidelines and approvals.

Harriers-Boxing-Day-Logo-png-2014-thumbThis amazing, staggered start handicap race where anyone can win often attracts an international field competing for fame and fortune.  Ok, it's just people here for the holidays and some locals competing for quirky prizes and socializing at the Prairie Inn after, but it's a club tradition centred at our founding and namesake venue.  Oh, and it's free and almost everyone gets a prize!  This is your chance to beat the fastees!

NEW is a more TRAIL HANDICAP through nearby parks with a significant steep climb to the summit lookout.

Always on December 26, Boxing Day which in 2022 is a Monday.

Online Registration for 2022 OPENS December 1st.

2021 Results

Read on for more information and the latest assigned start list.

Calendar of upcoming Vancouver Island races from PIH and others can now be found on:

RaceStats.org: Upcoming Vancouver Island Race Calendar

For more races throughout BC see the BC Athletics Calendar.

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