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Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

15th Annual 10 Mile / 5 Mile Trail Race

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.

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Thetis Lake Park, Victoria BC. Start and finish near main beach.
Park in the main lot at the end of Six Mile Road, or cycle the Galloping Goose trail and park at the beach.

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.

Start Times

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.


Main and secondary trails of Thetis Lake Park featuring mud, rocks and water crossings over rolling terrain, with a significant climb to the top of Stewart Mountain for the 10-mile route only.


Please pre-register online or by mail with a paper entry form. Early bird rates until July 1st, 2018. Note: Online registration will close at 8pm Thursday, November 1st, 2018. In-person registration during Package Pickup on Friday and Race Day on Saturday is cash or cheque only. Limit of 600 entries.

Entry Fee

  • $ 30.00 Early-bird registration fee
  • $ 40.00 July 1st to November 2nd, 2018
  • $ 45.00 Race day

Age Categories

Men's and Women's:

  • 19 and under
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60 and over

Package Pickup

  • TBC Friday, November 2nd, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., 2:18 Run Store, 1576 Fairfield Road, Victoria
  • Saturday, December 9, 10:00a.m. to 11:45a.m., Thetis Lake main beach, with a cut off 15 minutes before each start.



Port-a-potties at the start/finish area (but no change rooms). Hot chocolate and coffee at the finish (save a disposable - bring your own cup or mug).


Overall and age-group awards will be presented at the beach following the races.

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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.

Race Results

Complete results will be available on the Prairie Inn Harriers website pih.bc.ca and at racestats.org.


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