What You Receive

Every participant will receive a finisher's medal and race number and 5k and 8k participants will receive a souvenir shirt. Plus a wonderful post-race celebration! And as a special bonus, free entry into the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea on Sunday after the race!

Join as a team and be eligible for team prizes.


Race Day Schedule

9:30 am - Early Start - 8k
10:00 am - Main Start - 8k
10:10 am - Main Start - 5k
11:30 am - Kids Run

Note: Walkers are encouraged to enter. If you are planning on taking over 90 minutes to complete the 8k, please start at 9:30 am. There is a 2-hour cut-off for the 8k. All participants must be across the finish line by 11:30 prior to the start of the Kids Run.

Package Pickup

Saturday, September 21st, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm - You can still register today!

Sidney Pier Hotel
9805 Seaport Pl
Sidney, BC V8L 4X3
Phone: 250.655.9445

You can get a friend to pick up your race package for you!

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 (Race Day)
8:00 - 9:30 am

Beacon Park
9801 Seaport Pl
Sidney, BC V8L 4X3


Course Info + Map


There will be a water station on the course near the turnaround of the 5k and at the finish line.

The finish line is right at Beacon Park. Participants will go through the finish line and then the Food Area sponsored by Fairway Market. Awards, Entertainment, Exhibitors, and Grand Draw Prizes will keep everyone busy and entertained.

High Performance Athletes

If you wish to enter as a high performance athlete, please submit the application linked below. There are 12 complimentary entries available, and the deadline for submissions is noon (12pm) on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. 

Athletes who have run under the following qualifying standards within the last 12 months are eligible for a complimentary entry to the Seaside by the Sea 8K.  Please contact Bob Reid, High Performance Athlete Director, at with further questions on the program.

Qualifying Standards

Category Time
Open Men 25:00
Master Men 27:00
Open Women 27:00
Master Women 29:00

Prize Money

Open Men Open Women Master Men (40+) Master Women (40+)
1st Place $ 100 $ 100 $ 50 $ 50
2nd Place $ 75 $ 75
3rd Place $ 50 $ 50

Total prize money for the race is $550. Note: Prize money is for the 8K only, not for the 5K.

Please send completed applications to: 

Bob Reid, Harriers High Performance Athlete Director
Mail: Bob Reid, 2600 Herbate Road, Victoria, BC, V9B 6J7
Phone: 250-384-1520   Cell: 250-686-7343

Hotel Partner


Our hotel partner, Sidney Pier Hotel, have set up a special rate for the Sidney by the Sea Run, which can only be accessed by calling the hotel directly and requesting the ‘S5K” or Sidney by the Sea Run rate (10% off Best Available Rate). Call the hotel at 250.655.9445.

Ready to walk out the door and on to our start/finish line? You can do so when you stay at the Sidney Pier Hotel. The Pier is also located just minutes from the Victoria International Airport, BC Ferries and Washington State Ferry terminals. All 55 spacious guest rooms and suites offer the perfect blend of contemporary style and comfort. The Pier has a variety of room types and our guest services are second to none! From our Business rooms, with all the essentials, to our Signature Suite with panoramic ocean views, we have the perfect room waiting for you.