Recreation Events

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Lake to Lake Walk, Marathon & Half Marathon

From Shawnigan Lake to Cowichan Lake, walk or run the full marathon (42.2 km) or half marathon (21.1 km) for the charity of your choice along the Cowichan Valley Trail, an established section of “The Great Trail,” built along a former rail bed. Featured highlights of the route: crossing several historic rail bridges including the Kinsol Trestle, traversing rural Cowichan countryside and experiencing the lush, green canopy of the Cowichan River Provincial Park. Encouraging participants along the way will be volunteers at strategically located rest stops to provide food and beverage recharging, access to portable toilets, and basic medical attention as may be needed. The steady, gentle rising grade of the Cowichan Valley Trail from Shawnigan Lake to Cowichan Lake provides a rewarding near-wilderness challenge and experience. Shuttles will connect the finish to the start, though participants are encouraged to arrange their own transportation (drop-off and pick-ups). Travel to Shawnigan Lake is less than an hour drive from Victoria and Nanaimo. Early registration encouraged due to limited entries! Participants to complete a Pledge Form.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | West Shawnigan Lake Park to Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

Full Marathon | Starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp, no late starts
Registration Code: 4892
Full Marathon: if you have not reached the mid-race safety check point at Glenora Trailhead Park by 2:00 p.m., you will not be permitted to continue to the end as there will not be enough daylight to safely complete the course.

Half Marathon | Starts at 8:30 a.m. sharp, no late starts
Registration Code: 9158
Half Marathon: starting at West Shawnigan Lake Park, continuing onto Kelvin Creek (rest stop #2) where you'll turn around and finish back at the start site. 


Mail:       Please complete a registration form and send with cheque payment to Cowichan Lake Recreation  
               PO Box 777, Lake Cowichan, BC,  V0R 2G0
Phone:  Call Cowichan Lake Recreation at 250.749.6742
Online:  Please visit, complete a registration form and email it to Cowichan Lake Recreation.

Registration deadline September 1, 2019.