Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club (PIH) in Victoria, BC, Canada

Established in 1978, PIH focuses on:

  • Encouraging and supporting the development of public participation in running for fitness and health.
  • Organizing and promoting mass participation running events and educational and public awareness running programs.



Major sponsors provide donations of funds, gear, draw prizes, food, garments and other forms of financial support for Harriers-hosted races.  Partners are societies or running events which are supported by the club.

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The Prairie Inn Post Post will keep you up to date on events, races, member results, and photos.  Many feature running articles are covered by PIH members.  The Newsletter is available for download in PDF format.

IMG 2323From “Trail Runner of the Year” to “Doctor's Worst Nightmare” to "Most Valuable Runner" to "Dedicated Performance", each year the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club recognizes between 30 and 40 outstanding members in 16 Perpetual Categories and 8 to 12 Non-Perpetual Categories.  Physical performance and volunteer contributions are recognized as are junior, senior, master, veteran, most improved, most consistent, trail runners, most durable, top dog and high achievement members of the club.

Awards Descriptions 2020  http://pih.bc.ca/attachments/article/31/Awards%20Descriptions%202020.odt

Complete List of Awards Winners 1986 to 2020   http://pih.bc.ca/attachments/article/31/Awards%20Descriptions%20Full%20List.doc

The Prairie Inn Harriers society is managed by a Board of Governors and several Venue Coordinators.

Each January executive officers are elected for the current year: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Registrar.  Directors at Large can also be elected or appointed to oversee specific tasks of the club.  In addition to the elected executive, Coordinators are appointed to manage certain club responsibilities and tasks throughout the year.

The Harriers Foundation supports a number of educational, athletic, youth, community and charitable programs annually. The Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club was formed in 1978 and registered under the Societies Act in 1982. In 1986 the running club initiated the Harriers Foundation and, since then, the club has contributed $382,236 supporting 107 projects including seven scholarships and bursaries at the University of Victoria and at Camosun College to honour Harriers that have left us too soon.

Members who have paid their dues for the year are shown.  Complimentary memberships are provided to Lifetime Members, Island Road Race Series registrants who declare Prairie Inn Harriers as their club, and Harriers Trail Running Clinic participants.  PIH averages between 200 and 300 club members each year.  Please register to update your Membership Online.

The Constitution and Bylaws of the Prairie Inn Harriers.

We respect and honour the Peoples on whose traditional lands we live and run

Runner of the Week

Harriers Runner of the Week

June 29, 2021
Garfield Saunders and Jason Loutitt

It is not often that the Runner of the Week is a report of sadness, but unfortunately within the past few w...

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