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2017 Harriers Pioneer 8K
Vancouver Island Race Series - Race 1

Harriers Pioneer 8K

The first race of the Island Race Series is run over mildly undulating suburban/rural roads in Saanichton. It starts and finishes at the Saanich Fairgrounds and is a popular race to kick off the new year. It attracts a strong elite field as well as many recreational runners. Hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers, course records are 22:58 (Carey Nelson) and 25:28 (Natasha Wodak).

Race Package Pickup

Saturday, January 7th 10:00am - 3:00pm at Frontrunners Victoria (1200 Vancouver St, Victoria)

Sunday, January 8th, 9 am - 10:30 am at Saanich Fairgrounds

*Limited registration on race day from 9:00am - 10:15am 

Registration fees

8K - Regular Closed

Individual registration

    1. $25.00
      Aug 10 - Dec 8
    2. $30.00
      Dec 9 - Jan 6

8K - Student Closed

Student registration

    1. $20.00
      Aug 10 - Dec 8
    2. $25.00
      Dec 9 - Jan 6

Important Event Information

There will be limited late registration on race day - late registration hours are 9 am - 10:15 am.

FOR LIABILITY INSURANCE REASONS the following are not allowed in races: Dogs, rollerblades, strollers, baby joggers, bikes, skateboards or earbuds.

Event Schedule

  • January 8 11:00 AM PST - 8K Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Saanich Fairgrounds, Stellys Cross Road, Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada

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