The running community for the Interior BC, organising the Canadian Tire Road Race Series and the Starting Block Cross-Country Series.

Midsummer 8K


This years Midsummer 8K is hosting the BC 8K Championship and as such has some additional BC Athletics requirements. To be eligable for a provincial championship medal you have to hold a current membership of BC Athletics as a Junior, Master or Road and Trail Athlete. Further details are available on the BC Athletics website.


Blackwell Dairy 15K

MAY 31

Full results are now available for the Blackwell Dairy 15K. Thank you to all the volunteers for all your hard work.

Top 3 females:

Yvonne Timewell (1:05:21), Jessica Moon (1:07:26), Jackie Trautman (1:08:56)

Top 3 males:

Carmin Mazzotta (54:32), Josh Heinrich (57:02), Marcus Allen (57:32)


Comrades Marathon

MAY 30

Congratulations to Vernon runner and Interior Running Association Member at Large Rick Jenkner for completing this years Comrades Marathon in South Africa. Rick completed the 89K of the worlds largest and oldest ultramathon in 10:48. Way to go Rick!


Blackwell Dairy 15K

MAY 29

Provisional results for the Blackwell Dairy 15K are now available. Many thanks to the Kamloops Ridge Runners for putting on a great event.


Blossom 10 Miler

MAY 10

Full results are now available for the Blossom 10 Miler. Many thanks to the Race Director and volunteers for putting on a great event.

Top 3 females:

Christine Conibear (1:08:08), Yvonne Timewell (1:09:00), Cindy Rhodes (1:13:45)

Top 3 males:

Jesse Bauer (58:11), Hector Carlos (58:37), Josh Heinrich (59.01)


EK's Grill 5K

MAY 25

Full results are now available for the EK's Grill 5K. Many thanks to all the volunteers for putting on a great event.

Top 3 females:

Malindi Elmore (16:44), Christy Lovig (17:37), Erica Casey (18:49)

Top 3 males:

Brad Bickley (16:36), Luc Wittig (16:37), David Guss (16:56)


Blossom 10 Miler

May 8

Provisional results for the Blossom 10 Miler are now available.


London Marathon

May 7

Congratulations to local runner Christy Lovig of Kelowna for her London Marathon performance in April. Christy finished 18th overall woman in a time of 2:48:55.


Oliver 10K

April 15

Full results are now available for the Oliver 10K and 3K. Again many thanks to all the volunteers who make these events possible.

Top 3 females:

Cindy Rhodes (44:36), Marie-Josee Bedard (45:50), Erica Moser (47:11)

Top 3 males:

Josh Heinrich (36:03), David Matheson (36:14), Hector Carlos (36:18)


Oliver 10K

April 10

Provisional results for the Oliver 10K are now available. Many thanks to all the volunteers for putting together a great morning of running in Oliver.


Interior Running clothing

April 7

Interior Running Assoication branded clothing is going to be on sale at the Oliver 10K race. The clothing is similar to that received by series award winners in 2015, featuring our logo. Prices are as follows:

Singlets: $30

Long sleeve shirts: $30

Windbreakers: $60


Planning meeting

March 29

CORRECTION: The meeting will take place after the Blossom Ten Miler in Penticton, NOT the Oliver 10K.
The IRA executive and club reps are having a planning meeting immediately following the next race in the series, the Oliver 10K. These regular meetings are used to discuss, among other things, the promotion of the years events and local clubs, plus updates to the road and cross country series. All interested parties are invited to attend.


Road race course measurement

March 28

BC Athletics and the Vancouver International Marathon Society are holding a weekend seminar on road race course measurement. This seminar will instruct you on how to measure a course to internationally accepted standards, and prepare the documentation for certification. Full details are available here.


Further reading

March 25

Two interesting document have just been added to our Resource page, some suitable light reading for the long weekend. Firstly a Running Study of Millenials, and secondly a 5K Race Planning Guide.


Spring Run Off

March 6

Provisonal results for the Spring Run Off 10K in Kamloops are now available. Many thanks to the Kamloops Ridge Runners for hosting a great event and to all the volunteers who make these races possible.

Top 3 females:

Glynis Sim (40:05), Jackie Trautman (42:39), Alesha Miller (43:19)

Top 3 males:

Nathan Champness (33:40), Tony Kiprop (35:27), Kurt Behnsen (35:43)


Store move

February 23

One of our headline sponsors, The Starting Block in Vernon is relocating this weekend. The new location is only 400 feet from the current location and they are looking for a fun way to complete the move. If you are free at 9am on Sunday the 28th and would like to help out, they are hoping to form a bucket brigade, or more accurately, a shoe box brigade. The Starting Block has been a title sponsor of the cross-country series for many years and is always a keen supporter of the Interior Running Association and our events. If you're able to lend a hand on Sunday morning you'll get a sneak peak at their brand new store!!


Starting Block 10K

February 15

Provisional results are now available for the first race of the road race series, the Starting Block 10K. Age graded results will be added as soon as possible.

Top 3 females:

Heather Johnson (41:03), Virginia Sellars (41:51), Jane Jones (44:38)

Top 3 males:

Brad Bickley (33:18), Josh Heinrich (36:51), Greg Edgar (37:32)


Starting Block 10K

February 14

Congratulations to all who took part in the Starting Block 10K in Lavington this morning. A little chilly to get started but a fantastic race with an incredible selection of prizes to be won! Many thanks to the Race Director Kim Young, and all the volunteers and sponsors for putting on a great race to kick off this years series. Results will be posted here as soon as possible.


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