Welcome to the Interior Running Association!

A nonprofit organization promoting running throughout the interior of British Columbia, Canada

  • 2021 Virtual Road Race Series: Midsummer 8k
    If you would like to run the Midsummer 8k race route in Kelowna, BC, the start, turnaround and finish points on the course have been marked as follows:
  • Virtual Road Run Series Photos
  • Virtual Road Run Series Drinkware
    Congratulations to all of the runners who have participated in the IRA Virtual Road Run Series so far! We’ve enjoyed seeing all of your pictures and running routes. To help commemorate the series we now have some drinkware available. You can personalize your bottle or glass by adding your name for no extra cost. All… Continue reading Virtual Road Run Series Drinkware
  • ANNOUNCING 2021 VIRTUAL ROAD RACE SERIES
    With the current BC Provincial Health orders and restrictions, the Race Directors of most of the 2021 Interior Running Association (IRA) Road Race events have made the decision to cancel their in-person running events this year. This means that there will not be the usual IRA Road Race series awards in 2021. As an alternative,… Continue reading ANNOUNCING 2021 VIRTUAL ROAD RACE SERIES
  • COMING SOON! 2021 VIRTUAL ROAD RACE SERIES
    IRA is excited to announce Virtual Road Race Series for 2021. Like our 2020 Cross Country Series, the series will focus on participation rather than performance. Most of the IRA Road Race organizers have confirmed that they will not be planning to hold their event In-Person.  For example, the first race of the season, Starting… Continue reading COMING SOON! 2021 VIRTUAL ROAD RACE SERIES
  • Missing / Incorrect Result
    Please send us any missing or incorrect results.
  • A Message From The IRA President
    Interior Running Association Mission Statement: The IRA supports running, in all its forms, in communities throughout the region by providing resources and expertise in member clubs.  2020 is a year to be remembered for the Interior Running Association. Early in the year, the IRA Executive made great gains. It created and distributed Sponsorship Packages, secured… Continue reading A Message From The IRA President
  • CANADIAN COLLEGIATE EKIDEN 2020
    Info: Discover the teamwork and competitive spirit of the Ekiden—virtually.  This relay race will inspire, motivate and test you as you prepare to compete against Canadian Collegiate teams from all over Canada. The idea started as a friendly competition between UBC Okanagan, Trinity Western, University of Victoria, and UBC’s cross country team programs to crown… Continue reading CANADIAN COLLEGIATE EKIDEN 2020
  • Interior Running Association 2020 AGM
    IRA Annual General Meeting   Date – December 2, 2020   Time – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm   Location- ZOOM Meeting   Please contact your IRA president, Cindy Rhodes, at cindyrhodes57@gmail.com for the Zoom Link if you wish to attend.
  • Prizewinners of 2020 IRA Virtual XC Series
    Thank you Janice Bradshaw, Matt Turmaine, and Danielle Shand for organizing and presenting the 2020 IRA Virtual XC Series Awards. https://www.facebook.com/InteriorRunningAssociation/videos/1293317504361566 Congratulations to all of the runners who participated in the 2020 IRA Virtual XC Series. Prizewinners from Monday’s live draw are as follows: – Patrick Amundsen -1 month free RunQuest subscription from Orthoquest Kelowna… Continue reading Prizewinners of 2020 IRA Virtual XC Series

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