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 6th 10:00am - 3:00pm at Frontrunners Victoria (1200 Vancouver St, Victoria)

Sunday, January 7th, 9 am - 10:30 am at Saanich Fairgrounds

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

Registration Fees

8K - Regular

Individual registration

8K - Youth (Under 19)

Youth (Under 19) registration

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 and skateboards. Earbuds are strongly discouraged for safety reasons. 

Event Schedule

  • January 7 11:00 AM PST - 8K Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

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

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