This weekend at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, a new national benchmark was set. Cameron Levins of Black Creek, in his debut marathon, set a new Canadian Marathon Record.  With a time of 2:09:25, he smashed the previous record by 44 seconds. The previous record (2:10:09) was set by Jerome Drayton in 1975. The fact that the previous record had stood for 43 years is a testament to the magnitude of this achievement.

Cam is a former Olympian, having competed in the 5,000, and 10,000m distances at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. He is also a lifetime member of the local Comox Valley Road Runners club. Huge congratulations to Cam on this amazing achievement!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:49

The Half Marathon is not very far off and the race committee is very busy making sure that everything is in place for a successful race. The Half Marathon is a very important event for the club. It is a highlight of the Vancouver Island Race Series. It is also a big fund raiser for many of the club's activities. The success of an event like this is dependent on the support of our volunteers. We require approximately 100 volunteers for a number of positions. If you, a family member, or a friend have not already volunteered and are able to help us out please contact me.


Wayne Crowe

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 15:14

Download the plan on the Half Marathon Page

Whether this is your first or 21st half marathon, this 15-week program is designed to get you to the finish line on 18 March 2018 feeling strong and injury-free. If you happen to set a new personal record (PR) and/or manage to smile for your finisher's photo ... even better!


Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 06:56

The 11th edition of The Comox Valley Road Runners’ 8 week Run4Fun program began April 5th and this year’s edition is welcoming 34 eager young runners. Even though the weather has been very wet so far, this years’ runners have been having a lot of fun making tracks in the mud!

The group meets Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm until May24th.  Participants of all abilities between 7 and 14 years old are joining in playing games, meeting new friends and finding great places to run in the beautiful Comox Valley.  Our enthusiastic volunteers are making this an experience to remember and hopefully bringing new recruits to this great sport!  Among our returning participants, two of our former runners have stepped up to help as junior leaders this year! The program encourages a healthy lifestyle including eating well, preventing injuries and exercising while having fun.

Run4Fun continues its commitment offering an educational, supportive, non-competitive environment to help kids develop their running skills, endurance, and self-confidence.  This week, the Run4Fun crew will be hitting the trails at both McKenzie Park and MacDonald Woods on a quest to find a hidden treasure!

We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support each year: Extreme Runners, RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty, Rawthentic Eatery, and Sunshine Organics joining as a sponsor for the first time this year.

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 20:47
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 11:34

The count down is on for the graduation of 79 happy participants of the Comox Vallley Road Runners 5K Running Clinic. The festivities commence on Saturday, March 18 at the Florence Filberg Hall in downtown Courtenay. This race is open to all walkers and runners interested in doing a 5K event that is casual and friendly, a real beginners race! A costume prize for the best rendition of a St Patricks Day theme will be awarded before the race commences. Pace Leprechauns will be in the pack... theyʼre role is to hold a steady speed throughout the race and finish in their stated time. This is often offered in bigger races and serves the purpose of helping folks stay true to the time they wish to finish in. In our case this is a learning tool but can still offer a nice challenge for you to keep going or even finish faster than you thought possible. Many CVRR volunteers will be seeded through out the event ready to help or support at any time.

Whatʼs in it for you? The fun of a sporting event on a lovely Saturday morning with other like minded individuals. A sense of accomplishment for finishing 5 kilometers. Free beverages and food for all participants in the hall and a chance for some great door prizes. All of this for only $10 per person. Registration is 8:30 - 9:00 am in the Rotary Hall on race morning. The early start for Walkers goes at 9:30 am with the main start at 9:45am. Costume judging will be done at 9:15. Cheering is mandatory for all spectators, especially if youʼre related to a racer. Let the luck oʼ the Irish be with you. 

Race Page

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 21:44
The 5K Running Clinic begins today meeting at the lower Native Sons Hall in Courtenay.  This event goes for 10 weeks finishing up with a 5K Fun Run on March 18.
Registration is available between 8:30 and 9:00 am and the cost will be $55.00.
If you have already registered please arrive in time to start at 9:00 am.
This clinic will take place from the lower Native Sons Hall every week except February 4 when we will be meeting at the Lewis Center.
Hope to see you there.
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 09:14

The Cumby Trail Race is in its second year following a successful inaugural race in May 2016. With enthusiasm and interest expressed from many racers on Vancouver Island and beyond, the Comox Valley Road Runners are set to host an Ultra – 50 km race in addition to the original 23 km race in the Cumberland Hills on May 13, 2017. We anticipate sold out registration capping at 400 runners. This race is quickly becoming a destination race for the trail racing community. Net proceeds from the 2016 Cumby of $9000.00 were donated to the Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) and we hope to surpass our support with the 2017 Cumby.

Registration opens on December 1st.  Don't miss your spot to represent the Comox Valley Road Runners.

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 15:03
Peak is coming back to Courtenay December 10, 11 to do testing again.  It will be a great time to assess your most efficient  zones for getting the most out of your running and biking by measuring lactate levels and gas exchange.  There is also data regarding fueling at different paces that is very useful.  For those who have tested previously it will show you how your current training has impacted on your zones. 
There will be assessments done on the Saturday Dec 10th and a debriefing on Dec 11 which will explain your results as well as give tips on hydration, nutrition and strength training.  There is sometimes an opportunity to test Friday evening as well.  You can test with running, biking or both (for a slight extra charge).  This will be a great time to assess your current level of fitness and to find your current effective training zones. 
Please connect with Peak at ASAP if you are interested.  There are a limited number of spots.  They are offering a discounted rate of $135 for Lactate testing and $185 for full VO2 max testing if you book before November 4.  The price will go up to $155/$205 for booking late, if there is still space available.  This is definitely worth doing. 

Their web site is .  You can check it out for examples of testing. Sign up now. Please also let me know you are signing up so I can keep track of the numbers
See you there. 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 19:04

It is with great pleasure I announce our new CVRR coach, Neil Holm.  Neil has a tremendous passion for training as those who have attended the pool running workouts will attest.  Neil has agreed to start coaching Sept. 13. 

We are very grateful for Darren Skuja services this past year and in previous years.  We wish him well in his upcoming adventures.  

Tuesday night track is held every Tuesday throughout the year at 5:10 pm. We meet at the Vanier Track (corner of Vanier and Headquarters Rds.).   We lead out with dynamics (warm up) and then the work out gets under way at 5:30 pm.   The session lasts about an hour with interval repeats totaling 5-6 km.conducted on the track in the winter and on the track, trails and roads the other months of the year. The only prerequisite is you should be able to run 5 km continuously.  The distance can be modified for those wishing a shorter workout.

Workouts appear before Tuesday of each week on our web home page. For details on track see /tuesday-track.

We look forward to Neil’s enthusiastic style and expect we will all have fun working towards the various goals we set for ourselves.


                                                                         Roslyn Smith, President CVRR


Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 22:24