Harriers Pioneer 8K Road Race

January 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am
North Saanich Middle School
10400 McDonald Park Rd
North Saanich, BC V8L 0A3
250) 384-1520

39th Annual Event hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club

Sunday, January 7, 2018. Race starts at 11:00 am SHARP.

Thank-you to our race sponsors:

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NEW race course in North Saanich   2018 Pioneer Course


pioneerThe semi-flat rural road course is certified and the event is sanctioned by BC Athletics. Race records are 22:58 (Carey Nelson) and 25:28 (Natasha Wodak).


Post-race food and beverages will be served.


For prompt registration please enter online using the link shown above.
Printable entry forms are available around town and can be submitted by mail or dropped off at Frontrunners.

Entry Fees

Early entry fee
Adults $25 – No shirt (to December 10, 2017)
Students $20 – No shirt, all full-time Students (to December 10, 2017)

Regular entry fee
Adults – $30 (December 11, 2017 to January 4, 2018)   Students – $25

Late entry fee
Adults – $35 (January 5 to January 6, 2018)   Students – $30
$40 (all entrants) on Race Day (January 7, 2018)

BC Athletics Members: Deduct $3
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable

Entry Deadlines

$25 early-bird: Up to Thursday, December 10, 2017
$30 regular fee: Up to Thursday, January 4, 2018.  Online Entry closes at midnight Thursday, January 4, 2018
$35 late fee: Up to Saturday, January 6, 2018
Race day $40 fee: Sunday, January 7, 2018 – accepted until 10:30 a.m. at the Registration Hall in North Saanich Middle School near the Start Line.

Race Package Pickup

Saturday, January 6, 2018 (the day before the race), between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Frontrunners Footwear.

Race morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Registration Hall at North Saanich Middle School.


Five year age groups from 20 to 90+, plus 16-19 and under-16

Awards and Presentations

Medals to the top three runners in each 5-year age group and ribbons to the top 10. Draw prizes will be presented at the awards ceremony. Some draw prizes may be pre-drawn.

Prize money and Harriers travel mugs to the top senior runners, male and female, and to the top master male and female runners (40+ on race day).

High Performance Athletes

  • Event records are 22:58 by Carey Nelson in 1985 and 25:28 by Natasha Wodak in 2013.
  • Complimentary Entry Standards: Men’s Open: 25:00; Women’s Open: 29:00; Men’s Masters (40+): 27:00; Women’s Masters (40+): 31:00
  • Ferry costs may be subsidized for off-island athletes. Transportation is also available to and from the ferry.
  • 2018 Pioneer Complimentary Standards and Prize Money
  • To apply for high performance consideration, please complete the 2018 Pioneer High Performance Application Form
  • The Harriers Pioneer 8K is the first race of the BC Super Series of 12 races throughout the province. Check the BC Athletics website for more information and the full race schedule.  It is also the first race of 8 races in the Vancouver Island Race Series.


Computer results will be posted on the Harriers website the day of the race and also on the RaceDayTiming.ca and RaceStats.org websites.

2017 Race Results

2017 Race Report

2017 Race Video

2017 Pioneer Race Photos

2016 2016 Race Results | 2016 Race Report | 2016 Race Photos  | 2016 More Pioneer 8K Photos |  List of Pioneer Race Winners

2015 PIHRDT 2015 Race Video  2015 Race Report  2015 Race Photos  2015 Race Photos  | 2014 PIHRDTVideoPhotosRace Report | 2013 PIHRDTPhotosVideo

Archived results can be found at racestats.org Pioneer 8K Results.

More Information

Contact Race Director Kathleen Birney at pioneer8k@pih.bc.ca for full race information and details.