Sunday, March 19. 2023, 11:00 am
Comox Valley RV Half Marathon map
Race date: Sunday, March 24, 2024
Courtenay, BC at the Florence Filberg Centre
The Comox Valley RV Half Marathon offers one of the fastest courses in Western Canada with many PBs set here.
The course is a beautiful rural, out-and-back event with views of Mount Washington, Forbidden Plateau, and the Tsolum and Puntledge Rivers. The race is known for its tasty post-race food and lots of great draw prizes.
The half-marathon has a history dating back to at least 1986 when it was a 20-kilometre race. Some legendary names won it back then including five-time Royal Victoria Marathon winner Kelvin Broad and 1980 Olympian Mike Creery.
In 1995, the Comox Valley Road Runners (CVRR) extended the course to be a 21.1K half-marathon. It’s fast and with the right tactics, personal bests and qualification standards can be set there.
The Comox Valley Half Marathon offers a BC Athletics certified out and back course, which is one of the fastest in Western Canada. The route does roll but provides a net downhill on the way back.
The Comox Valley Road Runners organize this race. For the 2023 edition, the post-race awards will move back inside the Florence Filberg Centre.
The course may be fast, but it is measured accurately for certification in case someone breaks a record. So, no matter your ability, if you run your fastest half-marathon time on the course, you know it is legitimate.
|Register||Package pick-up||Early start||Main race||Post race|
|Online only||Sunday, March 19
9:00 am to 10:30 am
(only for those with a 2.5-plus hour finish time).
|Florence Filberg Centre||Florence Filberg Centre||Florence Filberg Centre||Florence Filberg Centre|
About the Comox Valley
The Comox Valley region includes the city of Courtenay, the town of Comox, the village of Cumberland, as well as Royston, Union Bay, Fanny Bay, Black Creek, and Merville.
Where else may you cross-country or downhill ski, kayak, mountain bike, and race a half-marathon all on the same day (not necessarily in that order).
The Valley is known as “The Valley of Festivals”.
Make sure the Comox Valley is on your itinerary list of places to visit in British Columbia.
Comox Valley Road Runners
The Comox Valley Road Runners, known also as CVRR, is for runners of all abilities, whether running on trail, track or road.
Visit the website here: www.cvrr.ca