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Race Into Adventure: Foot and Bike Events in Victoria, BC

As the vibrant city of Victoria awakens to the warmth of spring and summer, it’s time to lace up your running shoes and hop on your bike for an exhilarating lineup of foot and bike races. Nestled in the heart of downtown Victoria, The Oswego Hotel is your perfect home base for exploring the excitement and adrenaline of these upcoming events! From scenic marathons to thrilling bike races, there’s something for every fitness enthusiast to enjoy in Victoria’s active community.

Marathons & Foot Races

Run For Women – Victoria (April 20th, 2024)

Join women from across the city in the Run For Women – an empowering event that supports women’s mental health initiatives. Whether you’re running solo or with a team, this race is a powerful opportunity to come together and make a difference in the lives of women in need. This year’s event will be held at Elk Lake Regional Park, with options to suit every skill level including a virtual race!

TC10K (April 28th, 2024)

Join thousands of runners as they take to the streets of Victoria for the legendary TC10K, one of the city’s premier running events. With a scenic course that winds through downtown Victoria and along the waterfront, this race offers a perfect blend of challenge and charm. This year marks the 35th anniversary of this iconic race!

Harriers Elk/Beaver Ultras (May 11th, 2024)

Test your endurance at the Harriers Elk/Beaver Ultras, a world-class trail running event that takes runners on a journey through lush forests and serene parklands. Whether you’re tackling the 50k or the 100k distance, this race promises an unforgettable adventure amidst nature’s beauty. For high-performance athletes, this is truly a premiere event not to be missed – be sure to get registered!

Oak Bay Half Marathon (May 26th, 2024)

For those athletes looking to take in the beautiful coastlines and architecture of the West Coast, don’t miss the scenic Oak Bay Half Marathon, where participants will traverse breathtaking coastal landscapes and charming neighbourhoods. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a first-time participant, this event promises a memorable experience for all.

5k Foam Fest (June 1st, 2024)

Prepare to get messy at the 5k Foam Fest, a unique and fun-filled obstacle course race that’s sure to delight participants of all ages. From foam-filled pits to inflatable obstacles, this event promises a day of laughter, camaraderie, and sudsy fun – all while helping to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

RBC Race for Kids (June 9th, 2024)

Lace up your sneakers and join the RBC Race for Kids, a charity run that supports children’s health and wellness programs in the community through the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. With a focus on family-friendly fun, this event is a great way to make a difference while staying active.

Raymond James Father’s Day Walk / Run for Prostate Cancer (June 16th, 2024)

Celebrate Father’s Day in a meaningful way by participating in the Raymond James Father’s Day Walk / Run for Prostate Cancer. Honour the special men in your life while raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer research and support services.

CFB Esquimalt Navy Run (June 22nd, 2024)

Show your support for Canada’s military community at the CFB Esquimalt Navy Run, a scenic waterfront race that celebrates athleticism and patriotism. With options for all fitness levels, this event is a great way to connect with the local military community and show your appreciation.

Victoria marathons and foot-races showcase some of the most stunning natural scenery and coastlines in the West!

Victoria marathons and foot races showcase some of the most stunning natural scenery and coastlines in the West!

Bike Races & Events

Cowichan Crusher Gravel Fondo (May 5, 2024)

Gear up for adventure at the Cowichan Crusher Gravel Fondo, a thrilling gravel ride through the scenic landscapes of Cowichan Valley. With options for riders of all skill levels, this event promises an unforgettable day of exploration and camaraderie, and is part of BC’s Triple Crown Gravel Fondo series!

Ride Leader Training (May 5, 2024)

Hone your leadership skills and join the Ride Leader Training program, where experienced cyclists will teach the ins and outs of leading group rides and promoting safe cycling practices. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or new to the sport, this training program offers valuable insights and practical skills to enhance your cycling experience.

Burnt Bridge Classic Gravel Stage Race (May 18 – 19, 2024)

Embark on a multi-day cycling adventure at the Burnt Bridge Classic Gravel Stage Race, a challenging event that takes riders on a journey through the rugged terrain of Duncan. With 3 epic stages ranging from scenic gravel roads to technical singletrack trails, this race offers a true test of skill and endurance for avid cyclists.

Canadian Masters Road Championships (July 5 – 7, 2024)

Get ready to showcase your cycling prowess at the Canadian Masters Road Championships, where riders from across the country will compete for national glory in various age categories. Whether you’re vying for a podium spot or simply aiming to set a personal best, this championship event offers a thrilling opportunity to test your skills against the best in the nation.

Stevie Smith Memorial BC Cup | Canada Cup Downhill (August 24 – 25, 2024)

Experience the adrenaline rush of downhill mountain biking at the Stevie Smith Memorial BC Cup, a premier racing event that attracts top riders from Canada and beyond. With fast-paced descents, technical challenges, and breathtaking scenery, this race promises an unforgettable experience for downhill enthusiasts of all skill levels.

From challenging marathons to world-class bike races, Victoria offers a diverse array of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to stay active and explore the beauty of the island. Whether you’re running along scenic coastal trails or cycling through lush countryside, Victoria’s vibrant racing scene promises an unforgettable experience for athletes of all ages and abilities – then come home to rest and rejuvenate in comfort and style at the Oswego Hotel.

Bike races and events in Victoria BC - some of the most scenic in North America!

Bike races and events in Victoria BC – some of the most scenic in North America!