Loon Lake Race

Run • Walk • Bike

Welcome to the 24th Annual Loon Lake Race!

Sunday, September 29, 2019 • Inland Lake, Powell River

START TIMES: Walk/Bike 13k @ 10:00am • Run 13k & 7k @ 11:00am

Don't miss this one…

boardwalk bridge on Loon Lake

This is a beautiful trail run in Powell River, on a dead flat 13.2 km wheelchair accessible trail around the very edge of the lake. It starts and finishes at a Provincial Park campground where you can stay if you like to camp; a regional campground is a few kilometres away. Where else in coastal BC can you run on 13+ kilometres of wide manicured trail around a lake without even a bump? The biggest single gain of elevation — The Hill — is about 8 to 10 vertical feet! For those wanting to run a shorter distance, there is the Anthony Island 7k — an out & back utilizing the last 3.5k of the full lake trail — again, dead flat. Proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics.

NOTICE: Please leave your dog(s) at home. They are not allowed in the race, for the comfort and safety of all participants. And the park rules state: "Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach and picnic areas, the park buildings and the boat launch area." This means they can't be at the finish line (boat launch area).

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Registration & Fees

How to Enter

Loon Lake Race
  1. Register online until 6:00pm September 28th (now closed).
  2. Drop off entry form and payment by Friday, Sep 27th at AVID Fitness (now closed)
  3. Sign up race day from 9:00 to 10:45am at the start area (until 9:45am for walk/bike 13k). Cash or cheque only. Arrive early — we cannot register everyone in the last 10 minutes!
    Save time: Download race day entry form and bring it neatly filled out on race day.

Confirmation of Online Entry

Check here to see if you're registered online

Online Entry Fees 2019

  • Age 20 and older: $20 by midnight Sep 15, $25 Sep 16-28
  • Age 19 & Under: $10 by midnight Sep 15, $12 Sep 16-28
  • Family Rate*: $30 by midnight Sep 15, $37 Sep 15-28
  • With $75 or more in pledges for Special Olympics: FREE. To enter online with this option please email us at for the promo code.

Drop off and Day of Race Entry Fees

  • Age 20 and older: $22 by midnight Sep 15, $27 Sep 16-28, $30 day of race
  • Age 19 & Under: $12 by midnight Sep 15, $14 Sep 16-28, $15 day of race
  • Family Rate*: $33 by midnight Sep 15, $40 Sep 16-28, $45 day of race
  • With $75 or more in pledges for Special Olympics: FREE

* 2 or more family members: spouses or parents/kids (under 19) from one household

Net proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics.
BC Athletics competitive members deduct $3

Package Pickup

Pick up your race number on race morning at the start, from 9:00am until 15 minutes before your start time.

For accurate and timely results, please follow these race rules:

  • Bib number must be worn on your CHEST and be clearly visible at the finish line.
  • Only registered participants may cross the finish line.
  • Do not cross the finish line more than once.
  • Don't wander in front of the finish line after you're done.

Location & Directions

Inland Lake Provincial Park; photo courtesy of campscout.com

BC Parks website: Inland Lake (formerly known as Loon Lake)

From Vancouver, you need to take 2 ferries: Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Langdale (Gibsons), then Earls Cove (Egmont) to Saltery Bay (Powell River). From Vancouver Island, take the ferry from Little River (Comox) to Westview (Powell River). See Google Map for directions from Powell River.

From Joyce Ave in Powell River, turn left on Manson, right on Cassiar, stay left (becomes Yukon), right on Haslam, stay left at next 2 forks going up the hill, follow signs to Inland Lake (approx 7 km smooth unpaved road).

Accommodation: Camping available at the race site!

Campsite at Inland Lake

If you plan to stay overnight, you could camp on-site at Inland Lake Provincial Park (off-season, free) or nearby Haywire Bay Regional Park, or stay at the Old Courthouse Inn in the old townsite, or another area motel/hotel.


There is a moderate amount of parking near the start area at Inland Lake. Carpooling is recommended. No participant parking in the boat launch area (finish line).


13k — Inland Lake trail, a single clockwise loop on flat forest trail.
7k — Inland Lake trail onto Anthony Island and back (also flat).
The 13k and 7k start in opposite directions; make sure you go the right way! Both races finish in the same direction (going past the campsite area to the boat launch).

NOTICE: No dogs allowed in the event. Baby Joggers are welcome but must start at the back of the pack. Use of headphones is strongly discouraged, especially for the 10am start (as runners will be coming up fast behind you later).

Aid stations and toilets

Two water stations will be set up on the 13k course, and one at the finish line. There are outdoor toilets near the start/finish area and at a couple of locations on course.

Results and Post-Run

finish line by the lake

Please make sure your bib number is clearly visible on your chest (NOT on your leg or arm or back).

Awards & Prizes

The first overall male and female winners in the 13k and 7k will be recognized and presented with prizes.

Post-run Refreshments

Snacks and hot and cold beverages at the finish line for all participants.