Located in Sooke, BC, the Sooke Trail and Road Runners (STARR) are a fun and friendly group of runners - we welcome runners of all abilities. Camaraderie is an important aspect of our group. We are encouraging to all runners - no matter what speed or age.
STARR participates in the Island Race Series and many other running events. We run at whatever speed we are able and willing to go.
Individual members are welcome to host fun runs which may include inviting other clubs to join us. These runs vary in distance and terrain and are usually followed by refreshments at the host’s home or location selected.
Members may participate in as many of the activities as they like! We don’t all run at the same pace, but we all finish at the same place.
Mission Statement: "STARR is a club dedicated to promoting running, fitness and just plain fun. Our members run, hike, walk, swim, and even canoe or kayak--it is about good fun and good people."
New runners are welcome to join us without being a member. Just come to one of the group runs on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.
Membership fee is $20 per year, due in January of each year.
Membership benefits include:
- Race Registration for the Thetis Lake Relay team event
- Retail discounts (Sooke Mountain Cycle, various Victoria area running stores)
- Professionally coached running clinics occasionally offered at a nominal fee for club members
All members are also invited to join our Monthly General Meeting - held the second Thursday from Jan.-June and Sept.-Nov. for business and camaraderie. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. at locations announced to members.
Feel free to email us with any questions: RunWithStarr@gmail.com
We meet 3 days/ week for group runs. Runners of all abilities and speeds are welcome. We recommend being able to run a minimum of 7km; weekday runs are typically 1 hour in duration and Saturday runs are about 1.5 hours. If runners don't feel they are up to the route of the day, anyone is welcome to adjust to their comfort level; run/ walking is a great way to safely build one's endurance.
Saturday runs are usually followed by coffee and camaraderie at a local establishment.
We run in nearly all types of weather. The weekday evening runs are dark in the winter--so please bring lights and wear reflective clothing. STARR members enjoy a variety of routes covering both trails and roads in Sooke. We visit amazing places such as Broom Hill, Sooke Potholes, Whiffin Spit, and the Galloping Goose trail. We hope you can come explore this amazing area with us.
These are a few of our favourite links:
Island Running Clubs:
Prairie Island Harriers - Victoria
Island Road Runners - Victoria
Team West Coast Triathlon Club - Victoria
Bastion Running Club - Nanaimo
Oceanside Running Club Association (ORCA) - Parksville
CeeVacs Roadrunners - Cowichan Valley
Comox Valley Road Runners - Comox Valley
Juan de Fuca FunRunners - Westshore
Running Races on the Island
Check out the latest Race Report to see how STARR members raced.
And next time we hope you'll join us! - These are a few sites that we often reference when planning our racing season: