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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.

Series Awards

Iron Legs
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

  February 12
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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

  March 12
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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.


Oliver 10K

  April 9
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An incredibly scenic and very flat 10K out and back on a paved bridle path alongside the Okanagan River.


Blossom 10 Miler

  May 14
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Point to point. Rolling hills, last 2 miles downhill and flat - Great scenery overlooking Okanagan Lake.


EK Grills 5K

  May 21
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Blackwell Dairy 15K

  May 28
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Hilly, scenic, tough. Fantastic food and of course great ice cream! 3K Fun Run.


× Conquer the Lake This year we are promoting the Conquer the Lake half marathon in Lake Country on June 11. The race is not part of this years series, and no series points are available. However, we are planning on including the half marathon event in the series in 2018 and encourage you all to try it out this year. Full details are available here.


Fresh Air Midsummer 8K

  July 2
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Flat, fast, certified course through Kelowna’s Mission area. Includes a Strong Kids series race.


Kamloops Half-marathon

  July 23

A flat loop through the Thompson River Valley. 8K, 3K fun run, marathon and relay also available.


Fresh Air Hard Knox Challenge

  September 17

Out and back course along the lake front and then a tough trail hill climb up Knox Mountain followed by a flat road finish.


The Interior Running Association is generously sponsored by:
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