running

Tarrant Cross Child laces up a pair of running shoes at Frontrunners Nanaimo on Friday, April 29, before heading to speak to elementary school students. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Runner motivates Nanaimo students to find ‘purpose and passion’

Marathon winner talks about how running helped him through alcoholism and depression

 

Victoria runner Aiden Longcroft-Harris crosses the finish line on Lochside Drive in Sidney during Sunday’s Bazan Bay 5K. He was first in his category, men age 20 to 24, and second overall among the field of 455 runners. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Runners brave wind, cold for Bazan Bay 5K near Sidney

455 hardy souls compete in final event of season in Vancouver Island Race Series

 

Popular with everyone from walkers to elite runners, the Esquimalt 5K hits local streets April 9. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt 5K will see runners in the community Saturday

Drivers asked to use alternative routes with temporary road closures in effect

 

Runners prepare for the Westcoast Sooke 10K, the 2022 edition of which happens this Sunday (March 27). (Courtesy of Vancouver Island Runners Association)

Fifth race in Island Race Series comes to Sooke this Sunday

Signups end Friday for Sooke River Run 10K, based at Edward Milne School on March 27

Runners prepare for the Westcoast Sooke 10K, the 2022 edition of which happens this Sunday (March 27). (Courtesy of Vancouver Island Runners Association)
Pre-race favourite Trevor Hofbauer (#257) and the rest of the field embark on the Comox Valley RV Half Marathon, Sunday morning in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Olympian Trevor Hofbauer wins Comox Valley RV Half Marathon

Canadian Olympian Trevor Hofbauer was first across the finish line at the…

Pre-race favourite Trevor Hofbauer (#257) and the rest of the field embark on the Comox Valley RV Half Marathon, Sunday morning in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run concludes at Victoria’s Market Square on March 6. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Wounded Warriors complete 2022’s 600-kilometre run at Victoria’s Market Square

After a two-year hiatus, the run raised over $150,000 for uniformed first responders

The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run concludes at Victoria’s Market Square on March 6. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Canadian Olympic marathoner Trevor Hofbauer will compete at the Comox Valley RV Half Marathon March 13. Photo supplied

Olympic marathoner headlines return of Comox Valley RV Half Marathon

Olympian and 2-time national champion Trevor Hofbauer has entered the race

  • Mar 2, 2022
Canadian Olympic marathoner Trevor Hofbauer will compete at the Comox Valley RV Half Marathon March 13. Photo supplied
The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run team, various North Island emergency personnel, and Mayor Dennis Dugas and Kwakiutl First Nation chief Calvin Hunt, all stopped for a group photo bright and early in Port Hardy on Sunday, Feb. 27 before the runners left Carrot Park. (David Grainger photo)

600 kilometres: The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run leaves Port Hardy bright and early

The 600 kilometre run is held annually to raise awareness and funds for Wounded Warriors Canada

The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run team, various North Island emergency personnel, and Mayor Dennis Dugas and Kwakiutl First Nation chief Calvin Hunt, all stopped for a group photo bright and early in Port Hardy on Sunday, Feb. 27 before the runners left Carrot Park. (David Grainger photo)
Registration is open for the 2022 Goddess Run scheduled for June in Langford. Organizers are planning an in-person event this year after two years doing the event virtually. (Photo courtesy Goddess Run)

Goddess Run opens up early registration for June event in Langford

10K and 5K run options available, post-race festival in the works

Registration is open for the 2022 Goddess Run scheduled for June in Langford. Organizers are planning an in-person event this year after two years doing the event virtually. (Photo courtesy Goddess Run)
Dylan Joss, a Victoria man who lives in the Fernwood area, is running to raise money for youth struggling with depression and anxiety. (Dylan Joss/Facebook)

Victoria man to run a total of 800 km for youth struggling with depression

Dylan Joss hopes to take a group of 15 youth to Tofino for mental health surf trip

Dylan Joss, a Victoria man who lives in the Fernwood area, is running to raise money for youth struggling with depression and anxiety. (Dylan Joss/Facebook)
Registration is open for the 2022 Oak Bay Half Marathon which includes a half marathon, 10K race, a four-person relay and a 1K kids run. All races start and finish in Windsor Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Time to get training: Registrations open for 2022 Oak Bay Half Marathon

Organizers have fingers crossed for return to live event next May

Registration is open for the 2022 Oak Bay Half Marathon which includes a half marathon, 10K race, a four-person relay and a 1K kids run. All races start and finish in Windsor Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
University of Victoria cross country runners compete in the national championships in Quebec City this Saturday (Nov. 27). (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

UVic cross country teams run for Canadian championship Saturday

Vikes’ men’s and women’s teams head to Quebec City for the U Sports season finale

University of Victoria cross country runners compete in the national championships in Quebec City this Saturday (Nov. 27). (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria woman aims to provide safe water, set world record with trans-African run

Veronique Bourbeau plans to run 13,000 kilometres over the course of a year

Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Runners from various high schools in B.C. came together to race for the first time in over a year at Elk-Beaver Lake Park. (Photo courtesy of Brad Cunningham)

B.C. high school athletes race together for the first time in over a year in Saanich

Vancouver Island High School Cross-Country Championships sees locals claim top honours

Runners from various high schools in B.C. came together to race for the first time in over a year at Elk-Beaver Lake Park. (Photo courtesy of Brad Cunningham)
Elaine Klima and Aiden Grew were the winners of the Oct. 8 race up Mount Douglas. (Photo courtesy of Tom Turnbull)

Aiden Grew retains crown for fourth time in race up Mount Douglas

Lambrick Park students vie to be Monarchs of the Hill, formerly King and Queen of the Hill

Elaine Klima and Aiden Grew were the winners of the Oct. 8 race up Mount Douglas. (Photo courtesy of Tom Turnbull)
Oceanside Running Club Association president Paul Watson visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News photo)
Oceanside Running Club Association president Paul Watson visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News photo)
Roger Thomas marks his 80th birthday with his annual ride up Mt. Washington. Photo supplied

Comox Valley man marks 80th birthday by cycling up Mt. Washington

Roger Thomas has been making the ride around birthday time for years

Roger Thomas marks his 80th birthday with his annual ride up Mt. Washington. Photo supplied
Victorians can run the City’s 25 km border loop or cycle an alternate route of equal length this September as part of the Do The Loop fundraiser for the Threshold Housing Society. (Courtesy of Matt Dell/South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association)

Do The Loop cycle-or-run fundraiser in Victoria supports at-risk youth

Signing up to do a 25K or 2.5K loop gives boost to Threshold Housing Society programs

  • Aug 23, 2021
Victorians can run the City’s 25 km border loop or cycle an alternate route of equal length this September as part of the Do The Loop fundraiser for the Threshold Housing Society. (Courtesy of Matt Dell/South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association)
The crowd gathered outside the BC Legislature building on July 1, 2021. (Kiernan Green / Victoria News Staff)

Sasha Perron completes multi-marathon run in Victoria for residential school victims, survivors

Accomplishment, ceremony demonstrate Indigenous resilience: First Nations artist

The crowd gathered outside the BC Legislature building on July 1, 2021. (Kiernan Green / Victoria News Staff)
Genevieve Lalonde pushes past Mariah Kelly in the last few metres to win the women’s 1500 metres at the Victoria Track Classic at Centennial Stadium on June 9. (Kevin Light/AthleticsCanada)

Victoria runners hit their stride at Track Classic

Olympic qualifier event held Wednesday night at University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium

Genevieve Lalonde pushes past Mariah Kelly in the last few metres to win the women’s 1500 metres at the Victoria Track Classic at Centennial Stadium on June 9. (Kevin Light/AthleticsCanada)