Overall Rating
Overall Rating (17 Reviews)
4.5
(17 Ratings)(17 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.4
SCENERY
4.6
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.4
Run along the beautiful shores of Birch Bay at the Birch Bay Road Race! You’ll spot eagles and herons as you run or walk along our USATF certified courses. Views abound as the beautiful course is run along the shores of Birch Bay while the crisp sea air fills your … MORE
Local Weather (Apr 04)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
 
H (°F) 61 48 57 57 53
L (°F) 48 41 42 47 40
Powered by Dark Sky

Recent reviews

    pt105 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Overall a great race that’s very well organized. Outside of the hill that starts and ends the race, the course is mainly flat and runs along the water. I like … MORE

    Overall a great race that’s very well organized. Outside of the hill that starts and ends the race, the course is mainly flat and runs along the water. I like the fact that I can donate my race shirt. I’m planning to be back again in 2020

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    ncapoeman REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Easy course, gorgeous view, wonderful people, and LOVE the medal. And parking was amazing at the water park!! Absolutely love the location, and we stayed nearby at Semiahmoo - will … MORE

    Easy course, gorgeous view, wonderful people, and LOVE the medal. And parking was amazing at the water park!! Absolutely love the location, and we stayed nearby at Semiahmoo – will definitely be back next year!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    Profile photo of Nikki Scott
    ndscott REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The whole course is beachside with a little out and back in a wooded state park. Just gorgeous. Great race for both canadians and americans bc it is right by … MORE

    The whole course is beachside with a little out and back in a wooded state park. Just gorgeous. Great race for both canadians and americans bc it is right by the border. Great food, awesome volunteers!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    Profile photo of Jennifer Girgulis
    jenn.girgulis REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Beautiful scenery and great swag. I run this route weekly and never tire of it. Doing the race is an added bonus. Production. Is flawless, vibes are great, and the … MORE

    Beautiful scenery and great swag. I run this route weekly and never tire of it. Doing the race is an added bonus. Production. Is flawless, vibes are great, and the shirt is one of the only race shirts I actually will wear. Highly recommended!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    jodianne123 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I love the Birch Bay Road Race as it a beautiful run alongside the beach at Birch Bay. It is a relatively flat course which meanders through the State Park … MORE

    I love the Birch Bay Road Race as it a beautiful run alongside the beach at Birch Bay. It is a relatively flat course which meanders through the State Park where if you’re lucky you might see a great blue heron or two. The people are friendly and the location is great.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    sarahchapman REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I had a great time at this race. Orca running is so well organized. The community of runners there were so positive and encouraging. The atmosphere was gorgeous. And the … MORE

    I had a great time at this race. Orca running is so well organized. The community of runners there were so positive and encouraging. The atmosphere was gorgeous. And the race medal is soooo pretty.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    Profile photo of Shelley Hatfield
    shelley_hatfield REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Their events have it all! I am a fussy runner and have certain criteria I look for in selecting. (You as well right?) Orca Events put customers first! They prove … MORE

    Their events have it all! I am a fussy runner and have certain criteria I look for in selecting. (You as well right?) Orca Events put customers first! They prove this time and time again and I can’t stress this enough. If food is your thing, they had soup to warm you up, buns, fruit, chips and candy mmm. Weather was a little cold at the start but great once you got going. Hey…if you’re cold….run faster! Maybe swag motivates you? Well, their medals are kick ass and the shirts are super soft and comfy. If you sign up for 4 or more you get a wicked bonus medal. They have tons of events to chose from and many distances. (They also have a trail series) So value for money checkety check on my list! Aid stations are a plenty and gels at every one so they didn’t cheap out which was nice. I want scenery (another one of my criteria) they never fall short on this. Epic courses and views, in neat little towns. Free photos, free gear check, free race day package pick up, free last minute distance switch (and they did this with a smile) Another one of their races got cancelled due to weather. Many options were provided for us to make up for it and again so easy to deal with. They also have payment plans if you want to race but have a monthly budget. They have thought of it all, but of course…..they are runners!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

    2 members marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    Profile photo of Isaac Silence
    isilence FIRST-TIMER '19

    This is my 2nd Orca race. Cool medals, though the medals were delayed for this race. I really like how the Orca races usually offer events with a short race … MORE

    This is my 2nd Orca race. Cool medals, though the medals were delayed for this race. I really like how the Orca races usually offer events with a short race and longer race so everyone can participate. Birch Bay was beautiful, the smell, the breeze was all great. I did the nice easy and flat 15k. Would definitely run this race again.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    kellenday FIRST-TIMER '19

    This race is in the beautiful coastal town of Birch Bay, which would be so lovely, but as the race is in early April, the race morning was pretty chilly. … MORE

    This race is in the beautiful coastal town of Birch Bay, which would be so lovely, but as the race is in early April, the race morning was pretty chilly. The rain held off, which was lucky, but I think I would have enjoyed it much more if it wasn’t so chilly. The course was beautiful along the coast of the bay and a little bit through Birch Bay State Park. It was essentially a flat out and back with a small hill to get you right up to the end, so just be ready for that after you’ve already put in nine miles! I didn’t spend much time in the morning at the pre-race festivities, choosing to stay in the warm car until it was time to race. Post-race was great. They provided soup and fruit and some sweets for race recovery, and people at the tents were very helpful and friendly. They also had a big bell for people to ring if they got a PR, which is super fun. Unfortunately this year they had some issues with the company who did their medals, so those are being shipped after, which is a bummer, but things happen. Overall, it was a good. Birch Bay was a lovely time, I would run this again. I just wish it was maybe later in April, so we could get some sunshine and warmth!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    blueskyrunner FIRST-TIMER '19

    I loved this race! As always, Orca Running did an excellent job with the event. Well marked course, plentiful aid stations, and great volunteers. The course was beautiful with scenery … MORE

    I loved this race! As always, Orca Running did an excellent job with the event. Well marked course, plentiful aid stations, and great volunteers. The course was beautiful with scenery varying from waterfront to woods to rural roads. The race was smaller and very relaxed, making it a pleasant and low stress experience. The biggest challenge was the wind, but what do you expect in a coastal area in the spring? Not a lot to do in the area, but worth staying overnight before/after just for the peace and quiet. 100% would recommend.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
    My Media

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     

    Beautiful race! Perfectly timed hills and beautiful water views. I have never run a 30km race before - and finished as top female runner! If I can do it, you … MORE

    Beautiful race! Perfectly timed hills and beautiful water views. I have never run a 30km race before – and finished as top female runner! If I can do it, you totally can do it!!!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4
    My Media

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    Profile photo of Trishelle Matthews
    laters771 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is my second time running Birch Bay Road Race. Beautiful course, great race company and warm soup or chilli at the end. Orca running is always amazing MORE

    This is my second time running Birch Bay Road Race. Beautiful course, great race company and warm soup or chilli at the end. Orca running is always amazing

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    clingham REPEAT RUNNER '19

    We're from Vancouver and every year we run this race. The organization, camaraderie, food, course and the 15km distance which we only do here. I also love it because the … MORE

    We’re from Vancouver and every year we run this race. The organization, camaraderie, food, course and the 15km distance which we only do here. I also love it because the crowds are not to big. Will be back next year for our 7th year.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    kelliepoolman REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Great race. Great if you’re looking to run a PR or take it easy. Well organized and the scenery is great. Flat and well marked course. Always fun! T-shirts and … MORE

    Great race. Great if you’re looking to run a PR or take it easy. Well organized and the scenery is great. Flat and well marked course. Always fun! T-shirts and medal are awesome; great quality.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    Profile photo of Kristi Jude
    timandkristi REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Love the course and the T-shirts. I also like the 15K distance. Appreciated the water/ nourishment stations. The volunteers were fabulous, positive and motivating. Overall, a great race. MORE

    Love the course and the T-shirts. I also like the 15K distance. Appreciated the water/ nourishment stations. The volunteers were fabulous, positive and motivating. Overall, a great race.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    duranamy2011 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    It’s a beautiful race and the race directors are top notch. No matter what distance this race is a must! The area is amazing. Orca always puts on great races … MORE

    It’s a beautiful race and the race directors are top notch. No matter what distance this race is a must! The area is amazing. Orca always puts on great races and they care about every runner having a great race.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4
    My Media

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    Profile photo of Kitty Couto
    pielcafe REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is my 3rd year running and I love the flat run along the water. The medals are awesome and so are the swag and pot-run treats. Looking forward to … MORE

    This is my 3rd year running and I love the flat run along the water. The medals are awesome and so are the swag and pot-run treats. Looking forward to next year!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
  1. Races
  2. Birch Bay Road Race