IRA road race series 2017
Welcome to the Interior Running Association road race series for 2017! We hold an annual race series of both road and cross country races, held throughout the beautiful interior BC. This year the road series is generously sponsored by Canadian Tire.
The 2017 series comprises of nineraces, ranging from 5K to half-marathon in distance. We welcome all ages and abilities for a single race in the series, or as many races as able. Series points are given at each race and results are calulated on both clock time and age-graded time. At the completion of the series, awards are given to age-group winners and the age-graded winner.
To encourage fair and safe racing we ask all participants to adhere to the Road Race Etiquette Guidelines as published by BC Athletics.
Any athlete who is able to complete all of the road series events in 2017 is honoured with an Interior Running Association Iron Legs award.
Legs of Steel
Those few athletes who are able to complete all of the road series events and the cross country series events in a single year is awarded with the Interior Running Association Legs of Steel!
Canadian Tire Road Race Series
The Starting Block 10K
A relatively flat 10K route on scenic rural roads around Lavington. The race, organised by the Kal Rats, is part of the local Vernon Winter Carnival and features an out and back section and a slight downhill finish. There is also with 3K fun run which is not timed and does not count towards series points.
The Rivers Spring Runoff 10K
A very flat route along wide and quiet roads following the North Thompson River and looping back. New for this year is a 5K route following after the 10K. Note: only the 10K counts towards series points and standings.
A flat loop through the Thompson River Valley. 8K, 3K fun run, marathon and relay also available.
Fresh Air Hard Knox Challenge
Out and back course along the lake front and then a tough trail hill climb up Knox Mountain followed by a flat road finish.