Vancouver Island Trail Running Series 2020

Vancouver Island Trail Running Series 2019 - formerly the Gutbuster Series
For details go to  Island Trail Series

April 4
Fast, flowy and beautiful single track that is sure to impress even the seasoned trail runners. New to trail running? You’ll love this race as it’s great for all abilities!

4th year for this single-track-packed event, we’ll send you up and around the Cobble Hill Mountain Recreation area for some exquisite mountain trails that will surely not disappoint! Race sold out quick in the last few years!

June 6
We’re back in Nanaimo for 2019 (just like 2018!). Same course from 2018 with all your favourite trails and some climbing just to keep you honest! 

July 11
The Ladysmith GutBuster is sure to impress as the trails here have it all. Beach start, pedestrian tunnel crossing, big climbs, awesome views of Holland Creek and the Waterfall.

August 8
Above the treeline at Mt Washington! You’ll be treated to some unbelievable views of the Comox Valley & Strathcona Park. Some great climbing, and lots of fun single track. Definitely the most scenic and rewarding race in the series.
Gutbuster Long Course* – ~14k – 820m Vertical Gain – 10:45am start
     *Note: course cut off at 8k mark – the turn to start the Give’r climb – at 1hr 45min (12:30pm)
Sport Short Course – ~8k – 500m Vertical Gain – 11:00am start

October 17
Staged out of the beautiful Providence Farm property this course climbs steadily for the first half and then gravity gets a hold of you for a fast, flowy second half back to the finish.

CVRR members running the Island Trail Running Series are eligible for a free CVRR membership. To qualify, you need to have run in all 6 races the year before.