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 the fastest mixed-gender Ekiden team. Due to interest from community, friends, family and alumni, we have invited you and your team to the challenge – can you beat these varsity teams? 

Assemble a team of up to six participants. You’ll each complete a distance between 5.1K and 10K, totalling the marathon distance and results will be posted to a global leaderboard. You can run your segment whenever / and wherever you want between those dates – you do not need to run as a relay at the same time / place – your team results are all added up to the leaderboard/results page. You will need to download an app (instructions following registration) to manage your segment and upload to results.  

All levels welcome! Proceeds from the event will go to support these collegiate cross country programs.

Date Range:

  • Nov 20, 2020 – Dec 19, 2020


  • based on your own schedule within the above date range.


  • Virtual


  • Complete your registration here
    • The Canadian Collegiate Invitational section is reserved for current varsity members of CCAA or USports teams.
  • If you would like add a team, please email for a complimentary code. 


Please send Malindi Elmore an email at 


Proceeds from the event will go to support these collegiate cross country programs.



UBC Okanagan Heat Athletics & Recreation
3211 Athletics Court
Kelowna, B.C.
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Race Results

Fall 2020 – Virtual