British Columbia events
Dust off those running shoes and gear up for the BMO Vancouver Marathon. From yoga retreats to stress management workshops, find out what health events are happening in B.C.
Health and Fitness Events
May 31—June 1: Sunshine Coast 7th Annual Rat Race
June 1:22nd Annual Panorama Classic Triathlon and Duathlon
North Saanich: Presented by the Peninsula Runners, the triathlon consists of a 500m swim, 32K cycle and an 8K run, while the duathlon is a 2K run, 32K cycle and a 7K run.
June 7–13:Atlin Meanderings — Women’s Yoga Kayak Journey
Atlin Provincial Park: A weeklong getaway to reconnect with a most important person — our self.
June 8:9th Annual Edge 2 Edge Marathon
Vancouver Island: This annual event features a marathon, half-marathon and relay through the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
June 12–16:Paradise Found Yoga Silent Retreat
Salt Spring Island: This particular retreat is meditative, soulful, powerful and challenging, as your entire retreat experience is done in virtual silence. Your senses and awareness will be heightened.
June 22:10th Annual Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K
Vancouver: Join the half-marathon or five-kilometre run to raise funds for charity.
June 29:Iron Mountain Triathlon
Maple Ridge: Featuring half the distance of an Iron Race, this triathlon consists of a 2K swim, 90K cycle and a 21K run. There will also be a Sprint Triathlon of an 800m swim, 20K cycle and a 5K run.
July 11–13:The 10th Anniversary International Howe Sound Outrigger Race
Gibsons: A water-pulling weekend.
July 12:Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run & 30M
Vancouver: This 20th annual race will cover 30 miles from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove.
Aug 3:Self-Transcendence Triathlon/Duathlon – 2008
Victoria: The 29th Annual Triathlon is the longest running triathlon in Canada. Both it and the 18th Annual Duathlon are part of the 2008 Provincial Race Series.
Squamish: A 50-mile ultramarathon and relay and a 100-mile ultramarathon.
Sept 5–7:The Weekend to End Breast Cancer
Vancouver: Walk 60K for a cure.
Sept 20:Great Lake Walk
Lake Cowichan: A 56K ultramarathon.
Sept 28:Blue Heron Half Marathon/10K
Oct 12:BMO Okanagan Marathon 2008
Okanagan: Also featuring a half-marathon and 10K run. In support of the Sunshine Foundation: Dreams for Kids.
Oct 12:Royal Victoria Marathon
Victoria: Also featuring a half-marathon and 8K run.
Oct 26:James Cunningham Seawall Race 2008
Vancouver: All proceeds benefit BC Epilepsy Society and Kidsport BC.
Motivational and Well-Being Events
June 23:Managing Emotions and Thriving Under Pressure
Vancouver: An exciting new program designed to create an understanding of where emotions are generated and how to channel them to your benefit in a professional environment and in your life.
June 25:Assertive Communication Skills for Women
Victoria: Empower yourself with the skills to be more effective.
June 26:Assertive Communication Skills for Women
Vancouver: Empower yourself with the skills to be more effective.
June 27:Assertive Communication Skills for Women
Prince George: Empower yourself with the skills to be more effective.
Aug 11:Conflict Management Skills for Women
Prince George: Learn how to handle conflict with poise and avoid allowing potentially confrontational situations to damage your relationships.
Aug 12:Conflict Management Skills for Women
Victoria: Learn how to handle conflict with poise and avoidallowing potentially confrontational situations to damage yourrelationships.
Aug 13:Conflict Management Skills for Women
Vancouver: Learn how to handle conflict with poise and avoidallowing potentially confrontational situations to damage yourrelationships.
Other Charity / Fundraising Events
June 13:Peninsula Co-Op Charity Golf Classic
Victoria: Enjoy a day of golf and have the satisfaction of knowing that your game benefits the Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Centre.
June 14: 3rd Annual MS Kick for a Cure
Victoria: A 10-hour soccer marathon to raise funds for the RONA MS Bike Tour’s Cowichan Valley Grape Escape team, the Woop de Woos.