IRA road race series 2020

Welcome to the Interior Running Association road race series for 2020! We hold an annual race series of both road and cross country races, held throughout the beautiful interior BC. 

The 2020 series comprises of eight races, ranging from 5K to half-marathon in distance. We welcome all ages and abilities for a single race in the series, or as many races as able. Series points are given at each race and results are calculated on both clock time and age-graded time. At the completion of the series, awards are given to age-group winners and the age-graded winner.

To encourage fair and safe racing we ask all participants to adhere to the Road Race Etiquette Guidelines as published by BC Athletics.


Series Awards

Iron Legs
Any athlete who is able to complete all of the road series events in 2020 is honored with an Interior Running Association Iron Legs award.

Legs of Steel
Those few athletes who are able to complete all of the road series events and the cross country series events in a single year is awarded with the Interior Running Association Legs of Steel!

Road Race Series


The Starting Block 10K

  February 16
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A relatively flat, certified, 10K route on scenic rural roads around Lavington. The race, organised by the Kal Rats, is part of the local Vernon Winter Carnival and features an out and back section and a slight downhill finish. There is also with 3K fun run which is not timed and does not count towards series points.


Spring Runoff 10K - cancelled

  March 15
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Certified 10K course. A very flat route along wide and quiet roads following the North Thompson River and looping back. New for this year is a 5K route following after the 10K. Note: only the 10K counts towards series points and standings.


Oliver 10K - cancelled

  April 05
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An incredibly scenic and very flat 10K out and back on a paved bridle path alongside the Okanagan River.


Blossom 10 Miler - Cancelled

  May 10
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Point to point. Rolling hills, last 2 miles downhill and flat - Great scenery overlooking Okanagan Lake. Also includes a 5 miler starting and finishing at the S.S. Sicamous.


Blackwell Dairy 15K - cancelled

  May 24
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Hilly, scenic, tough. Fantastic food and of course great ice cream! 3K Fun Run.


Conquer the Lake Half Marathon - Cancelled

  June 06
  Lake Country
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Run one of the most scenic, beautiful courses in the Okanagan Valley. A fast, flat loop around Wood Lake in Lake Country on the new multi-modal pathway and OK Rail Trail!


Midsummer 8K - Cancelled

  July 12
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Flat, fast, certified course through Kelowna’s Mission area. Includes a Strong Kids series race.


Fast Days of Summer 5000 - Cancelled

  August 16
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A 5K of flat, paved and certified course on the rail trail.




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