VI Endurance Trail Series

vi endurance trail series

The VI Endurance Trail Series is 5 trail races held in the Nanaimo area. These small, low key fun races. A great way to try trail racing without the intimidation that can come from bigger trail races.

VI Endurance Trail 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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2018 VI Endurance Trail Series:

Locations are subject to change.

All Wednesday night races start at 6:30pm. The Anytime 10km starts well… anytime between 7:00pm Friday and 5:00pm Saturday

Date Race Location* Distance Surface+ Elevation+ More Info
May 23 Somewhere New

TBD ~6.0km TBD TBD Coming Soon
June 01-02 Anytime 10km Hemer Provincial Park 10km 3 2 Race Website
June 13 Life of Riley Lantzville Woodlot ~7.0km 3/4 3/5 Race Website
June 27 The Banana Slug 8km Westwood Lake ~8.0km 4 3 Race Website
July 11 The Linley 6 Linley Valley ~6.4km 4 4 Race Website

*Locations are subject to change. All Distances are approximate.

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
+Surface and Elevation keys courtesy of Ultrarunning Magazine


Race day sign up will be available for all races.
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

Series Points

Place Points
1st 10 Points
2nd 9 Points
3rd 8 Points
4-10th 7-1 Points

In the event of a tie in points the person who attended more races will be placed first.


The series results can be found here


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 and BBQ after the last race in the series.

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