Night Trail Race Series

2019 Night Trail Race Series

A Night trail race is fun and challenging. With cool temperatures, rain or snow and only being able to see as far as you light it is an experience you won’t soon forget. But don’t worry the trails will be well marked and there will be hot coffee at the end of the race.

The Night Trail Race Series 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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Locations are subject to change.

Date Name Location* Distance Surface+ Elevation+ Map
January 05 The Night Owl Run Linley Valley ~6.0km 4 3 Race #1 map coming soon.
February 02 Copley Ridge Night Race Lantzville Forest ~8.0km 3 3 Race #2 map coming soon
March 02 Bump in the Night Trail Race Westwood Lake ~10.0km 3 4 Race #3 map coming soon

Surface Key
1 = Paved or very smooth surface
2 = Groomed trail or dirt road
3 = Trail or dirt road with some rocks, root and/or ruts
4 = Trail or dirt road with substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts
5 = Very rocky trail
Elevation Key
1 = Flat or nearly flat
2 = Rolling hills, total climb up to 10m/km
3 = Hilly, total climb between 10-25m/km
4 = Very hilly, total climb between 25m-50m/km
5 = Mountainous, total climb more than 50m/km

*Locations are subject to change. All Distances are approximate.
+Surface and Elevation keys courtesy of Ultrarunning Magazine

Start Time

All races take place on Saturday evenings. Start time 6:30pm

Safety Gear

The following mandatory safety gear is required to be carried by all participants.

  • Flash Light or Head Lamp
  • Whistle

The following safety gear is recommended (but not required) to be carried by all participants.

  • Emergency Blanket
  • Water
  • Cell Phone
  • Knife
  • Matches or Lighter


Register Here

Online registration closes at 2:00pm so I have time to go and mark the course.
In person registration is available starting at 5:30pm race day.

3 races = $58.00
2 races = $39.00
1 race = $20.00
Race Day = $20.00


Linley Valley Race

Parking is available on Burma Road.

Lantsville Forest

Parking is on the street near Sywash Ridge and Normarel Dr.

Westwood Lake

Parking is available in the Westwood Lake parking lots.

Series Points

Place Points Bonus Points
1st 10 Points Complete 2 races +5 points
2nd 9 Points Complete 3 races +5 points
3rd 8 Points
4-10th 7-1 Points


I am always looking for volunteers to help with timing and safety; for those of you who would like to volunteer you will get 5 race points and my deepest gratitude. Please contact me if you can help.

Aid Station

There will be a simple aid station at the Start/Finish. If there are enough volunteers I will put out a water station half way through the long run course.


There will be a small awards ceremony after the last race!

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