The running community for the Interior BC, organising the Canadian Tire Road Race Series and the Starting Block Cross-Country Series.

⁖ Kamloops marathon

February 23

The Kamloops marathon organisers are having a launch party this Friday at Runner Sole in Kamloops. Everyone who registers that night gets a free special edition tech running shirts, there will be draws for prizes, food and Jack Miller will be speaking. Full details on their Facebook page.


⁖ Age graded results

February 21

We've had a number of requests for the age-graded results from the Starting Block 10K. They are currently showing below the regular results table for that race. We are currently working to getting all the previous results updated and hope to have them linked shortly. Many thanks for your patience.


⁖ Website update

February 19

We are working hard to get all the content of the old site available in this updated website. A priority is to get all the past results available and the current race series details updated. If you come across any links that do not work please do let us know.


⁖ Vernon Track Club

February 15

With the building of the new track in Vernon the Vernon track club is looking for coaches. Most of the athletes in the club are from the ages of 9-18. The strongest need for coaches is in the 9-13 year old age category. We meet Monday and Wednesday from 5:30pm until 7pm and Saturday from 10 am until noon. The track season runs from the beginning of April until the middle of July.

If you would like to assist a coach on one or two days per week, or coach a program please contact John Machuga at for further details.


⁖ Starting Block 10K results

February 15

Full results are now available. Again, many thanks to Race Director Kim and his awesome team of volunteers.


⁖ Starting Block 10K results

February 15

Congratulations to all the participants in todays Starting Block 10K in Lavington. Incredible conditions and a great team of volunteers made for a fantastic start to the series. Full results will be posted here very shortly.

Top 3 females: MARIA ZAMBRANO - 36:36, GLYNIS SIM - 38:26, KRYS PICK - 43:37
Top 3 males: HANS AABYE - 33:40, NATHAN CHAMPNESS - 34:02, AARON HEIDT - 34:07

Now would be a great time to sign up for the next race in the series, The River's Spring Runoff in Kamloops.


⁖ Website update

February 14

We are currently doing some updates to our website and you may find some content is temporarily missing or hard to find. All the information about the first race of the season, the Starting Block 10K can be found here and results will be linked from this home page as soon as they become available.


⁖ Starting Block 10K

January 12

Online sign up is now available for the Starting Block 10K in Lavington. Sign up here for the first race of the series!


⁖ IRA series awards

December 10

IRA series awards are currently being sent out to the series winners. We're sending these out to local running stores and clubs where appropriate. If you have not yet received your award, please contact us and we'll arrange to get it tou you. Many thanks!


⁖ BCAA Road Running Instructor Course

December 06

The BCAA is hosting a road running instructor course January 16th -18th 2015. The course is ideal for the walk/run clinic leader, community volunteer, personal trainer, or school educator/coach. This weekend workshop will provide you with the material, knowledge and confidence to help you with your Road Running Clinics and start you on your way to becoming a Certified Athletics Instructor with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Full details and booking information.


⁖ Tomorrows Interior Running Association

November 25

Last call for any race directors or and club reps who want to join a workshop mapping the future of the IRA. It would be great to have as much input as possible, so if you can spare a couple of hours on Saturday do come along.

The workshop will take place Saturday, November 29th, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm at Okanagan College Vernon Campus, room E102. A light lunch will be available. Please RSVP, including any dietary requests, prior to Wednesday, November 26, 2014.