The Frontrunners VITRS is Vancouver Island’s premiere trail running series that takes runners off the roads and on to some of the most amazing trail networks in Western Canada.
5th year for this single-track-packed event, we’ll send you up and around the Cobble Hill Mountain Recreation area for some exquisite mountain trails that will surely not disappoint! Race sold out quick in the last few years!
Gutbuster Long Course – ~20k – 915m Vertical Gain
*Note: There is a course cut off at the 11km mark in the long course at the 2hr 15min (1pm)*
Sport Short Course – ~12k – 640m Vertical Gain
PARKING AND DIRECTIONS
The event is being held at the Nature Quarry Park in Cobble Hill, BC. See this Google Map for the exact location. For those looking for the exact address for their GPS devices: 3606 Empress Road, Cobble Hill, BC.
Directions driving north from Victoria. Follow Highway 1 northbound. Take a left at Hutchinson road (west bound direction). Drive straight until you come to the park. Watch for parking volunteers!
Directions driving south from Nanaimo and North Island. Follow Highway 1 southbound. Take a right at Hutchinson road (west bound direction). Drive straight until you come to the park. Watch for parking volunteers!
We will have parking volunteers to assist you with parking in the parking lots. Please follow their direction. We have been given strict instructions from Cowichan Valley Regional District to not park in the follow areas:
- Empress Road
- Cobble Hill Road
- Shawnigan Lake Road
- Any of the business parking lots
And here is a map of the spots you CANNOT park (highlighted in Yellow).