About Our Races
The Vancouver Island Trail Running Series, presented by Frontrunners, is Vancouver Island’s Premiere Trail Running Series that takes runners off the road and onto the some of the most amazing trail networks in Western Canada. Each event features short and long courses making it suitable for all ages and abilities.
Our goal is to promote fitness for all ages by building the trail running community on Vancouver Island in an organized and safe environment. Every event raises funds for trail maintenance, youth sport programs and more. We hope that you will enjoy our events and explore all that Vancouver Island has to offer.
Before each event we meet with the parks crew to go over any sensitive areas near the course and either move the course around these areas or find a way to work around these sensitivities.
Messages regarding the sensitive areas of each course are sent out to race participants via email.
The course is marked with flour (bio-degradable) and safety flagging tape which is tied lightly around the lower branches of the trees on the course. All flagging is untied and taken down immediately after the event.
While marking the course before the event and de-flagging the course post event the volunteers pick up any garbage around the trail to insure that the park is left in better condition than before the event.
All trails used for the VITRS are pre-existing well-used trails. We don’t create new trails for any of our events.
All paper waste from the events is recycled. If you find any garbage or debris left over from one of our events, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can assure you, this will be a very rare occurrence.