15th Annual Stewart Mountain 10 Mile and 5 Mile

Harriers Thetis Lake Cross Country Stewart Mountain Challenge Logo2017 100A 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

5 weeks earlier this year and now the first of our Thetis Lake trail series, with the RelayMagical Mile and Gunner Shaw on successive November weekends.

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.

2018 results: 10 Mile   5 Mile

 Victoria Sports News story: Andrew Russell and Patricia Roney win Stewart Mountain Challenge

Photo album on FB by Joseph Camilleri
Photos on GD by John Sampson

Course Description

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.

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. 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.

Entry Fee

  • $ 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

Age Categories

Men's and Women's:

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

Package Pickup

  • 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.


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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.


Visit http://www.pih.bc.ca/stewartmountain (this page), e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Download this file (SM2018_5Mile_Results.txt)2018 5 Mile Results3 kB2018-11-03
Download this file (SM2018_10Mile_Results.txt)2018 10 Mile Results9 kB2018-11-03
Download this file (2018 Entry Form Stewart Mountain 2.doc)2018 Printable Race Brochure with Entry Form641 kB2018-09-21
Download this file (Winners_Stewart_Mountain.doc)Complete List of Stewart Mountain Race Winners29 kB2018-01-15
Download this file (SM2017_5Mile_Results.txt)2017 5 Mile Results4 kB2017-12-10
Download this file (SM2017_10Mile_Results.txt)2017 10 Mile Results13 kB2017-12-10
Download this file (StewartMtn5-10Mile2015.pdf)2015 Course Map805 kB2015-12-13
Download this file (Stewart_Mtn_Interview_2013.doc)Stewart_Mtn_Interview_2013.doc26 kB2013-12-18
Access this URL (http://racedaytiming.ca/raceday-results?display=stewartmtn102013)raceday-results0 kB2013-12-16



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