The Interior Running Association strives to promote running and fitness in the Southern Interior of BC with a series of road and trail races hosted by member clubs in communities throughout the Okanagan and Thompson regions.

The Canadian Tire Road Race Series consists of races from 5 km to half marathon (21 km) distances. The routes are interesting, scenic, sometimes challenging, primarily on roads, but some with paved and gravel pathways.

The Starting Block Cross Country Series includes trail races of 7-10 km distances, mostly in community or Provincial parks.

Participation is encouraged with points awarded for finishing positions in each age group. Series points accumulate for annual awards in each age group.

Come out and enjoy the camaraderie of the Interior running community as member clubs share and showcase the best running routes in their areas.

We maintain a full archive of our previous news, results and race reports. To read more about the history of the Interior Running Association read "The History of the Interior Running Association" article by one of the founding members, Bill Stephens.

For further information on our operational procedures you can view our operational manual and other documents on the Resources page.

Current Executive:

President: Cindy Rhodes

Vice-President: David Guss

Secretary: Janice Bradshaw

Treasurer: David Dennier

Director of Timing: Peter Pollhammer

Director of Awards: Matt Turmaine

Director of Marketing: Ana Dennier

Director of Website: Adam Zelenka

Director at Large: Mel Doherty

Many thanks to everyone past, present and future who has volunteered their time to allow the Interior Running Association and its member clubs achieve all that they have. If you are keen on volunteering for any event or are interested in serving on the executive please contact us.


Title Sponsor of Road Race Series:

Canadian Tire logo

Title Sponsor of Cross-Country Race Series:

Starting Block logo

Shoes provided by:

New Balance logo

Bronze sponsors:

Cool Running logo
Peach City Runners logo
Fresh Air
New Leaf Physiotherapy

And for the support from:

BC Athletics logo