Banana Slug 8km

banana slug 8km

Wednesday June 27 @ 6:30pm

You see them all the time, they are cute and slimy. They clean up our forests. They are the mighty Banana Slug!

New this year! By popular demand there will be slug gear shirts, hats, etc. available at for purchase at the race or pre order with your online registration.

The Banana Slug 8km trail wouldn’t happen without the financial support of Applecross Veterinary Hospital; a strong supporter of endurance events on central Vancouver Island. If you like to run with your dog be sure to check out the Applecross Vet Trail Dog Race Series.
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Start Time

This race starts at 6:30pm.

There will be a short pre-race briefing before you start where you will be updated on course conditions, and a quick rundown of the race rules.


The Banana Slug 8km takes place in the trails behind Westwood Lake.

The race start is next to the parking lot on Arbot Rd.

The Course

This race is all single track. There is a good climb at the 4km mark then sweet flowing and very runnable downhill. I guarantee you will be grinning as you run down it.

There is a good network of trails around Westwood but don’t worry our trails will be well marked. The first couple of km is a bit windy with lots of cross trails until the bridge. Once you pass the power lines it starts a nice gradual up hill until the big climb. At the top there are a couple of awesome views then it’s sweet downhill flowing single track for over 2km. THen back over the bridge and straight back to the finish.

Race Route.

banana slug 8km


banana slug 8km


If you register for the whole series you will get a milti-race discount
VI Endurance Trail Series

You can do single race signup here.

Race On Line Race Day
Always Something New $19.00 $20.00
Anytime 10km $40.00 $45.00
Life of Riley $19.00 $20.00
The Banana Slug 8km $19.00 $20.00
The Linley 6 $19.00 $20.00

Cash or cheque only on race day.

Timing Chip Pick Up

Chip pick up will be before your starts.

Aid Stations

There will one aid station at the Start/Finish.VI End Logo for Race Calendar

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