Summer races you won’t want to miss

The sun is shining, and we are getting ready to move into the summer! Are you still searching for ways to move and challenge yourself during these summer months? Our friends at Human Powered Racing have an awesome line-up of events…

The sun is shining, and we are getting ready to move into the summer! Are you still searching for ways to move and challenge yourself during these summer months?

Our friends at Human Powered Racing have an awesome line-up of events! Check them out, and maybe we’ll see you there.

May 19th: Youth Triathlon West Shore

If you have young folks ready to try their hand at a triathlon this summer the Youth Triathlon West Shore is a great place to start! There are a range of distances so find what feels good. Not convinced about a solo triathlon? Try the relay!

Parents can also take a deep breath because there is no traffic enroute!

June 9th: Victoria Youth Triathlon

The Victoria Youth Triathlon is another opportunity for the young triathletes in our community to participate in a race this summer. It has a range of distances as well, including a relay option, and the route is closed to traffic. It takes place on the University of Victoria Campus – jump into McKinnon Pool and then explore around Ring Road as an athlete in this triathlon!

June 23rd: Triathlon of Compassion

The Triathlon of Compassion is more than a fantastic race – it is also an important community event held in support of the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre (VSAC). There are distances for participants of all ages!

July 6th: XTERRA Trail Run

The XTERRA Trail Run is a gorgeous 14km run around both sides of Durrance Lake. This challenging course is an excellent taste of what trail running in Victoria has to offer – mixed terrain, fantastic views, and a waterside finish-line. This smaller event is also a great opportunity to qualify for the XTERRA Trail Running World Championship!

July 7th: XTERRA Victoria

XTERRA Victoria is the way to explore around (and in!) Durrance Lake if you’re more of a triathlete than a trail runner. The bike route also takes you through the trails of Mt. Work! Feeling like a challenge this summer? Maybe this is the triathlon for you!

Both a sprint and championship distance are offered. For the championship distance there are qualifying spots available for the XTERRA World Championship in Maui.

August 11th: SwimRun Victoria

Feeling like a multisport alternative to triathlon? Why not grab a partner for a run and a swim at Thetis lake! SwimRun Victoria offers a short and a full course. Remember to make sure you can carry all your gear with you! Feeling creative, energized, and ready for a dip? Check this bonding opportunity out!

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