The Vancouver Island Runners’ Association (VIRA) is composed of clubs and businesses with an interest in running. The association is a society created in 1984 under the Society’s Act. VIRA directors include an executive with the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Members at large (0-20)

The race directors from the Vancouver Island Race Series and representatives from member clubs also attend board meetings.

The current board consists of:


Christopher Kelsall


Bob Reid


Kathleen Quast


Chris Sullivan

General Manager

Christopher Kelsall


Wayne Crowe
Jeff Beddoes
Eric Ellis
Mariah Kelly
Gary Duncan

Race directors

Harriers Pioneer 8K
Jeff Beddoes

Westcoast Sooke 10K
Jason Ball/Kathleen Quast

Cedar 12K
Brad Rush

Synergy Health Mgt Bazan Bay 5K
Rob Hare

Cobble Hill 10K
Brenda Niziol/Cara Light

Hatley Castle 8K
Nick Walker

McLean Mill 10K
Sasha Visona

Comox Valley RV Half Marathon
Rob Kelly/Wayne Crowe