West 4th Avenue Wednesday Night Winter Clinic

  Proof of vaccine required at first workout; vaccine card/passport and id. Our ever popular Wednesday Night Running Clinic is starting up again! We will meet Wednesday nights at 6:30 at the intersection of Chancellor Blvd and Tasmania Crescent (end of Little Australia). Workouts will include a 2km warm up, interval based workout, and a […]

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My Transplant Story

Hello!  My name is Mary and I am a double lung transplant recipient. My journey begins in early 2006. That spring I was training for the Vancouver Marathon.  During my training, I started to notice something was off. Being that I was a runner, I felt that I was quite in tune with my body. […]

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West 4th Ave 11 Week Extension: First Half to BMO

Registration Fee Includes: Training schedule, weekly newsletters, and entry to the Saturday morning (8 am) & Wednesday night (6:30 pm) running clinics Goal Race: BMO Description: Looking to keep the ball rolling after the First Half? We have added an extension to our Marathon & Half Marathon Clinics at Forerunners West 4th Avenue. This option […]

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West 4th Avenue 17 Week Marathon & Half Marathon Clinic

Goal Race:  BMO Vancouver Marathon & 1/2 Marathon The New Year is a great time to think ahead and plan for some great runs in the Spring. Do yourself a favor and join the Forerunners West 4th Avenue Marathon and Half Marathon Clinic. This clinic will keep you motivated and training consistently over 17 weeks. A […]

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West 4th Ave 2022 Vancouver Half Marathon Clinic

Train for the Vancouver Half Marathon on June 26, 2022 with the Forerunners West 4th Ave Half Marathon Clinic. Guided by Peter Butler, a 1980 Olympian and former Canadian national champion, and 3:02 marathoner Karen Butler, this clinic will give you motivation, a consistent training plan, and a sense of normalcy amid the ongoing pandemic. […]

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West 4th Avenue Winter Clinic

Our ever popular Wednesday Night Running Clinic is back for the New Year. Wednesday nights at 6:30, our team will guide the group through various workouts.  It’s fun, it’s welcoming, and you’ll be glad you ran with us.  Whether you just want to work on your fitness or you have a goal in mind, this […]

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IN MEMORY OF COACH DAN CUMMING

Coach Dan Cumming passed away of heart failure earlier this month while in Jamaica. He was planning to run the 10km event at the Reggae Marathon. He had competed in the event seven years in a row – this year would have been the 8th – and he loved everything about the race, the people, and the […]

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Three Suggestions For a Faster Race

With less than a week to go there is not too much more to do to prepare before your race. You should continue to train but at a reduced effort and distance. Here are three key suggestions for a successful race week. 1) Training Tips With a Week to Go You should be easing back […]

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Half Marathon Race Week Suggestions

The last week of the running program is basically a week of recovery from the weeks of hard training, final preparation, and running the race. There are some things you can do to have a better race. RECOVERY FROM THE WEEKS OF HARD TRAINING 1) Run at a moderate effort level in your workouts. During […]

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West 4th Ave Haunted Hill Challenge (October 1-30)

**Run the Haunted Hill Challenge and receive a complimentary gift ($15 value) and entry for the grand draw prize!** REGISTER IN ADVANCE ONLINE AT FORERUNNERS.CA OR IN PERSON AT FORERUNNERS WEST 4TH AVENUE CHECK-IN the store Forerunners West 4th Avenue before you start. Run a 1 mile warm-up to the start line. Run the Haunted […]

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An Evening with Roger Robinson and Kathrine Switzer-West 4th Avenue

Please join us for a great evening with running legends, Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson this August. Kathrine Switzer in 1967 became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon and is author of the best-selling book “Marathon Woman”. Roger Robinson a 2:18 master runner, and, is a well-known author of “Heroes and Sparrows (two editions)”, “Running […]

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Cloudace Global Relay Run with Forerunners 4th Ave

For the most demanding runner, the new Cloudace will launch on June 21. We invite you to join us on an epic relay run through all 24 time zones in 24 hours. As part of this historic event, you could be among the first runners in the world to test this revolutionary new shoe. How […]

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West 4th Ave Spring 22 Wednesday Night Clinic

Get ready for a great Spring 2022 with our Wednesday Night Run Clinic at Forerunners 4th Ave. Wednesday nights at 6:30, Coach Karen Butler and Chris Drozda will guide the group through various workouts. It’s fun, it’s welcoming, and you’ll be glad you ran with us. We’ll make you laugh, we’ll make you sweat. Whether […]

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PRR “First Half” 1/2 Marathon Pick Up

It’s race weekend! The Pacific Road Runners “First Half” Half Marathon is this Sunday February 11th starting from the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Race kit pick up will be at our new Forerunners Main Street location (3889 Main Street). Pick up times are: Friday February 9th: 12 pm to 8 pm Saturday February 10th: […]

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We’re Hiring

FORERUNNERS is hiring a full time manager, full and part time sales associates. Store Manager: Prior retail experience is an asset. An evolving role which includes sales, staffing, inventory maintenance, marketing & event involvement, run clinic participation and other store related tasks. A passion for running and general fitness. A passion for working with people. […]

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Saucony Resolution Fun Run 5K

Here are some photos from our Saucony Resolution Run on Sunday January 7, 2018. Thanks for all who ran or supported this event. All proceeds benefit the Vancouver Firefighters Burn Fund.       

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Forerunners Black Friday Sale

Sale runs from Friday November 24th through Sunday November 26th at all 3 locations. Lots of other in store specials. Shop early for best selection.

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Forerunners Resolution Run

-Presented by Forerunners and Saucony Join us at Forerunners on West 4th Avenue on Sunday January 7th at 9 am for a fun social 5k run. $5 will get you entry.  (All proceeds will go to the Vancouver Firefighters Burn Fund.) Keep your 2018 Resolutions in mind and write them on our “Resolution White Wall”. […]

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Forerunners 4th Ave Ugly Sweater 5k

Join us at Forerunners 4th Avenue on Sunday December 10th at 10 am for a social 5k fun run and some holiday cheer. Post race will feature hot chocolate and candy canes.  All proceeds will benefit the Vancouver Food Bank. Post race prizes will be given out for best Christmas Sweaters as well as great […]

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Fall Classic Pick Up

Don’t forget the Fall Classic is this weekend. Pick up times for race kits are as follows: Forerunners North Shore: 980 Marine Drive Thursday November 9th: 12-6 pm Forerunners Main Street: 3889 Main Street Friday November 10th: 3-8 pm Saturday November 11th: 12-6 pm For further race info including start times, course maps, directions, and […]

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Join the Pacific Road Runners

Pacific Road Runners (PRR) is a recreational running club, with members interested in leading a fit and active lifestyle combined with social events. We compete, but we don’t enter expecting to win. We’re more interested in achieving personal goals and having fun doing it. We provide a safe, supportive group with which to train. Our […]

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Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

I am home now from Toronto and have had some time to reflect on my marathon experience on Sunday. Going in to Sunday’s race I knew I was fit and ready to run a great race, I also recognized that this is a marathon and sometimes it doesn’t matter how fit and ready you are […]

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PRR FREE Running Seminar-October 25th

“Your Heart, Your Health, and Your Running” Our friends at the Pacific Road Runners (hosts of the “First Half” Half Marathon) are hosting their annual FREE running seminar on Wednesday October 25th at 7 pm at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Guest speakers include: Olympic Race Walker Evan Dunfee & Sports Cardiology BC. Runners of all […]

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Why Matcha May Benefit Your Health & Performance

by, Carolyn Berry, BSc., RD, CDE Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator www.berrynourished.com @berrynourished_rd   With today’s focus on health and natural foods, many runners are turning away from traditional pre-workout powders and drinks that are highly processed and instead looking to natural alternatives. Matcha green tea is rising in popularity and is increasingly becoming […]

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Why should runners strength train?

By Sean Del Ben, MKin, HBK, CSCS The main difference between a marathon champion and 20th place is efficient technique. That’s right, the key to improving your running performance may not solely be improving your V02 max, if at all depending on your current experience. Once your V02 max reaches your genetic potential, more mileage […]

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Oats of Steel

by Carolyn Berry, BSc., RD Registered Dietitian & Nutrition Consultant www.berrynourished.com @berrynourished You’re likely to find an oatmeal recipe in nearly every running article, running website or running cookbook you come across. Why? It’s a whole, unprocessed food that’s easy to prepare, simple to digest, and leaves you feeling full. This makes it a great […]

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Massage and your training by Sean Ford Cannon, RMT

Whenever I meet someone for the first time and the conversation gets to our occupations, there is usually one of two or three things that occurs: (a) eyes light up as questions about massage bubble to the surface; (b) that nagging shoulder spot seems to work itself into the conversation; and (c), the current room […]

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Smiling Into the Wind

So that went better than expected. Here is my recap of Around the Bay 30K. In my experience it’s one of the most challenging courses I’ve ever run. It leaves me feeling petrified of the marathon distance but this year I left Hamilton confident and excited to give the marathon another go in Ottawa at […]

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Out of the gates running

The spring racing season has officially commenced! I’m pleased with my first race at St. Patrick’s Day 5K, and it feels even better to start things off with a win. I tend to feel a bit trepidatious when it comes to the shorter races but this one was a good indicator that training is moving […]

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Join our Team!

Forerunners is looking to add to our team and that person could be you! Are you: energetic? passionate about having a positive influence on people’s lives? available on weekends? dedicated to outstanding customer service? enthusiastic about supporting your community? a good multi tasker? excited about working in a fast paced environment? You might be who we’re […]

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Training update and life lately

My last post outlined my October marathon debut which was a fantastic learning experience but left me broken and unable to walk for days. So after taking seven weeks off for a sacral stress fracture I very slowly started back. This was certainly the most cautious build back to running of my life but I […]

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Spring races & Nutrition tweaks

I am back to full training and it feels so good and so tiring at the same time. I am running 3 workouts a week, with one of those workouts included in my long run, while keeping my milage relatively low at around 70 miles per week. I am finding that the half/marathon pace workouts […]

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Social Run – the Forerunners Half Marathon

Thanks to Karen & Peter Butler – the fantastic owners of Forerunners Vancouver for 30 years – and Coach Carey Nelson, the Forerunners Social Half Marathon became a reality! The run was promoted to the local running community – a free supported half marathon to ‘make-up’ for the First Half. It coincided with our usual […]

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First Half-Course Preview

Forerunners and Mile 2 Marathon coach, Dylan Wykes gives us a look at this weekends upcoming Pacific Road Runners First Half 1/2 Marathon… At first glance this course looks pretty easy and fast. A little loop around Yaletown and then out along English Bay, around Stanley Park and back. A lot of Vancouverites are familiar […]

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RBC Race for the Kids

Support the BC Children’s Hospital Foundations’s run, “The RBC Race for the kids” on Sunday, June 4. Race organizers welcome families, teams, runners and walkers of all ages and abilities for a fun, “carnival” atmosphere for either a 2k Fun Run, or 5k run.  Do the run and stick around for the fun! Since 1986, […]

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Canadian XC Championships

This is the National Cross Country Championship race in Canada, and includes a community race for everyone. Events vary between 4k (Youth Girls) and 10k (Senior Men) and include an open community race. This is the National Championship for cross country in Canada. This year, the race will be happening in Abbotsford. Even if you are […]

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Toronto Waterfront Marathon

The Canadian Run Series and Scotiabank present the Toronto Waterfront Marathon weekend.  This marquee event features an enormous field of runners from all over.  Of special note, The Canadian Run Series brings Canada’s best distance runners to the event.  Who knows, maybe one day we’ll see a new Canadian Record in the Marathon for men? […]

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Eugene Marathon

This is your chance to visit historic and picturesque Eugene, Oregon.  Known as “Track City, USA”, Eugene is the mecca of distance running in America.  Enjoy the beautiful course, the people, and the city.  See the birthplace of Nike.  Find out about #PRE, the famous Steve Prefontaine and his famous coach, Bill Bowerman.    Or, […]

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A new year and I’m back up and running…

So I’ve neglected this blog since being injured in September. Perhaps as the injury lingered for 12 weeks and I didn’t have a lot to report on in the running front, and I didn’t feel motivated to share all the joys of cross training (elliptical, cyber arc, pool and bike workouts just don’t seem as […]

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Finlayson Arm 28/50/100 k

The Finlayson Arm 28k/50k/100k, is a mix of single track, double track and coastal mountain trails that cover beautiful Goldstream Provincial Park in Victoria, BC.  You’ll be met with everything the park has to offer: breath-taking views, leg-burning climbs, waterfalls, knee-deep creeks, and more.  Take your pick of 28, 50, or 100 km courses to […]

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Fresh Air Midsummer 8K

The Kelowna Running Club is proud to offer the The Fresh Air Midsummer 8km Race.  This race has been a stalwart of the Interior Running Association for nearly 30 years.  Take the time to visit Kelowna and beautiful Okanagan areas and take part in a little piece of British Columbia interior running history.  This fast […]

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Whistler Half Marathon

This scenic 21.1 course is designed to showcase all that Whistler is – an amazing town nestled in the coast mountains of BC. It doesn’t take long to understand how this place was chosen to be the host mountain resort of the 2010 Winter Games. With towering glacier capped mountains as the backdrop, it is […]

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Foretrails The Phantom Run

The Phantom Run is a relaxed and fun winter fundraising race through the lower reaches of the North Shore trails near the Seymour River. Run technical and non-technical trails, with some steep climbs and descents. After the race, feast on hot soup, and other delights! Training clinics for this event are available.  Click here for […]

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Foretrails Hallow’s Eve Trail Race

Dress up to race through some of the North Shore’s most gruesome trails in the Hallow’s Eve Trail marathon, half marathon and 10K trail races. A truly scary event! You will be challenged with some of the ghastliest (it’s Halloween) trails that Vancouver’s North Shore has to offer. Prizes for best costume! Training clinics for […]

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Foretrails Iron Knee/Tender Knee

The Iron Knee and Tender Knee are point-to-point races starting from Cleveland Park (25K) or Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (13K) in North Vancouver and ending on the scenic shores of Deep Cove. Racers will be treated to some remarkable trails, including the infamous Powerline Climb.

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Foretrails The Dirty Duo

The Dirty Duo is for trail runners and mountain bikers! This trail race brings both sports together to share what living and playing on the rugged North Shore trails is all about! You can grab a buddy and do a relay (no fighting over who runs and who rides), or just run or ride or do it all […]

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The James Cunningham Seawall Race

The James Cunningham Seawall Race makes running fun. Featuring Vancouver’s Coal Harbour and seawall, this race continues the tradition of the historic Lions Gate Road Runners James Cunningham Seawall Race. The course record is held by Forerunners founder, Peter Butler. This race begins at the Inukshuk at English Bay and finishes at Devonian Harbour Park […]

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GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

The Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon features a marathon, half marathon, and 8 km race. A Boston qualifier, this event is your last chance for a great run this calendar year. And since it’s Victoria, you can usually count on great weather.  There is no better way to see one of British Columbia’s most historic cities […]

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The Longest Day 5k and 10k

As race organizers say, “come for the run-stay for the party!”. Runners will converge on the University of British Columbia’s Thunderbird Stadium for some road racing fun.  There’s fun for the whole family with a series of evening races featuring a kids mile, a 5k, and a 10k. There will be water stations made available […]

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Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon

The Ottawa Marathon is the largest and fastest marathon in Canada with a field of 7,000 participants.  This race attracts a world-class level of athlete each year and is one of two IAAF Gold Label marathons in Canada. The route makes its way though our nation’s capital while hundreds of thousands of spectators line the […]

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Oak Bay 1/2 Marathon & Relay

Come to beautiful Oak Bay, just outside of Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island. The KOOL Oak Bay Half Marathon, Relay & 10k is one of BC’s most beautiful courses. Starting at Windsor Park in the hear of Oak Bay, the route winds its way through Oak Bay’s charming shopping district and through its historic residential […]

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Join the Pacific Spirit Tri Club

  Established in 1996, the Pacific Spirit Triathlon Club is Vancouver’s longest-standing triathlon club. They have over 100 members with a wide range of experience levels, so there is room for everyone from beginners to veterans! The club members share the same enthusiasm during their workouts as they do in their social events throughout the […]

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MEC 2017 Race 1

MEC Lower Mainland: Road Race ONE is the first of ten events in the 2017 MEC Lower Mainland Road Race Series offering. Join us on January 29th for the race that is aimed at all those whose new year’s resolutions include getting active and staying fit. For only $15 you can choose between a 5K […]

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How much racing is too much?

⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2017 is just around the corner and that has many of us setting new goals and picking races to conquer in the new year. There are so many awesome races out there that it’s hard not to want to do a race every single weekend. So where do you draw the line?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There […]

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When to Hit the Treadmill

WHEN TO HIT THE DREADMILL Mother Nature threw a hissy-fit and hit the greater Vancouver area pretty hard last week. Those of you that are east of the rockies are laughing right now, but, it snowed, it was cold and our west coast butts were freezing. Dylan even broke out his Mizuno sleeping bag coat […]

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Celebrating 10 Years with Coach Carey

(video credit to Damian Frith, Carlos Chiu, and Lucy Chi) Happy 10 year anniversary, Coach Carey! It’s hard to believe he’s been coaching 10 years.  Recently at Forerunners, we were lucky enough to get our group of runners together at the Double D Pizza restaurant for a holiday party.  We had a great time with […]

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The big STWM recap

It has been almost seven weeks since the marathon. I have finally gathered my thoughts and I will tell you about the good, the bad, and the ugly! As discussed in my last post, prior to the race, I was feeling ready and workouts had gone splendidly. I flew to Windsor eight days out from […]

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BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5K

In the words of race organizers for the BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5K, “Come for the Race…Stay for the Party…”. Everyone gets to be a little Irish on St. Paddy’s Day.  Come out and enjoy a simple 5k route in Vancouver’s picturesque Stanley Park.  Running, the Irish, and beer all come together on this magical […]

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Times Colonist 10K

Situated in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island, the Times Colonist 10K is your chance to not only run a great spring 10k.  Not only that, you’ll have an opportunity to see the sights of downtown Victoria on foot as nobody else can.  And if you’re going to run a marathon or half marathon […]

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Mizuno Running – Wave Sky Testing

Mizuno Running – Wave Sky Testing Nov 25-27, 2016 Thanks for your interest in helping the Mizuno Global Product Development team test a new product called the Wave Sky. You will be asked to run 3 kilometers (at your own pace) in 4 different shoes. After each trial you will need to fill out a […]

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Fall Classic – Social Run

Join our friends at the Vancouver Marathon Society for the Fall Classic Social Run on Thursday, October 20th at Mahony & Sons UBC. Be there by 6:00pm to join in the 5KM run, followed by one complimentary beer from Stanley Park Brewing and be entered in a draw for the chance to win exciting prizes! […]

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Bazan Bay 5K

The fifth race in the Island Series, Bazan Bay is fast, flat and furious! A favourite with Island runners where many PB’s are set. The course is along the beautiful ocean front in Sidney on Lochside Dr/Trail. Hosted by Team West Coast, course records are 14:12 (Geoff Martinson) and 15:48 (Malindi Elmore).

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Comox Valley RV Half Marathon

The sixth race of the Island Series, and the longest race of the series, the Comox Valley RV Half Marathon is a rural out and back course with views of Mt. Washington, Forbidden Pleateau and Tsolum and Puntledge Rivers. PB’s are set on this course with a net downhill after the turnaround. Hosted by the […]

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Harriers Pioneer 8K Road Race

You’re first fitness test of the year awaits you at the Pioneer 8k Road Race in Saanichton, BC at the Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly’s X Road, Saanichton, BC, 15K north of Victoria, 10K south of the ferry terminal. The mildly undulating suburban/rural road course is certified and the event is sanctioned by BC Athletics. Forerunners […]

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Free Running Seminar October 24th

It’s that time of year again! As part of their presentation of the First 1/2 Half Marathon, the Pacific Road Runners are holding their annual free running seminar on Monday October 24th at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. This year’s speakers include: Chris Winter, local athlete and Rio 2016 Olympian in the Steeplechase, discussing […]

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Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon

The Canada Running Series Scotiabank Vancouver 1/2 Marathon and 5k. Make your Half Marathon or 5k more meaningful by going the distance for one of our Official Charities. Run or walk in honour of a loved one or to simply give something back to your community. No matter which distance you participate in, your fundraising […]

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TCS New York City Marathon

Start spreading the news!  The New York Road Runners annual New York City Marathon is your best way to see all five special and unique Burroughs that the great city of New York has to offer. The streets are lined with people cheering you on, you won’t even feel like you ran a marathon as […]

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BMW Berlin Marathon

If you want to run fast, you have to run Berlin. This is the fastest course in the world. The route is flat, there are minimal turns and the weather is usually perfect. This is also another one of the World Marathon Majors and you’ll share the roads of beautiful Berlin with 40,000 fellow runners. […]

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Virgin Money London Marathon

Another one of the 6 World Marathon Majors and arguably the best marathon in the world. Crowds are as loud as Boston, Course is as fast as Chicago, and an atmosphere that is second to none. The course will take you on a breathtaking tour of jolly ole’ London. From running over the Tower Bridge […]

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Arguably the fastest marathon course in North America & one of the six world Marathon Majors, this race is a must do for any serious marathon aficionado.  The Bank of America Chicago Marathon features fantastic crowds that line the streets the entire way as runners make their way through one of America’s finest cities. Great […]

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The Boston Marathon

Held annually on Patriots Day in historic Boston, Massachusetts, The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and considered by many to be the pinnacle of marathoning.  Runners must qualify to participate.  Many wait for years for their chance to run what is considered to be the most prestigious marathon in the world.  The […]

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Blueshore Financial Longest Day Race

The Blueshore Financial Group Longest Day Race continues the tradition of great summer racing over the University of British Columbia over their beautiful Point Grey campus in Vancouver.  This event will feature a 5k, a 10k, and a mile race for the kids.  All proceeds go towards supporting the UBC Thunderbirds track and field club. Live […]

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The Finlayson Arm 28k and 50k

The Finlayson Arm 28k and 50k features breathtaking trails surrounding Goldstreatm Provincial Park in stunning Victoria, BC.   This race course features several challenging climbs up Mt. Finlayson, Mt. Work, and Mckenzie Bight to Jocely Hill.  If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse  of Cascade Creek Waterfall as you climb out of McKenzie Bight. Don’t […]

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Gunner Shaw Memorial X-C 10k, 5k

The Lions Gate Road Runners present a classic cross-country course which includes sections of grass, trail, hills and sandy beach. Depending on weather conditions you can expect varying amounts of mud and water (but always some!). Shoes with good mud traction are recommended. Spikes are optional. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled day of grass […]

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Victoria Godess Run

Ladies, here is your chance for a girls weekend in beautiful Victoria, BC.  The Victoria Godess Run is that special weekend away for the girls.  This race features something for everyone: a 5k, a 10k, and a 15k.  You’ll be treated to a “red carpet” weekend by race organizers.  It’s an experience you won’t want […]

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Steveston Ice-Breaker 8km Run/Walk

The Richmond Kajaks Track and Field Club has been dedicated to supporting and developing athletes of all levels regardless of age or talent level.  This community 8k helps to support that mission.  The Icebreaker 8k helps to maintain funds to continue supporting and developing the sport of running.  The Steveston Icebreaker 8k your chance to […]

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SunRype Okanagan Marathon

The 2020 SunRype Okanagan Marathon Family Festival Weekend kicks off October 17th to 18th and we hope you’ll join us for the 26th annual year as one of BC’s best road races. The energy and excitement is building as we get ready to welcome runners and walkers from all over Canada, the US and beyond! […]

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BMO Vancouver Marathon

Named a Top 10 Destination Marathon by Forbes.com and one of the world’s most “exotic” marathons by CNN Travel, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is a Boston Qualifier that takes runners on a 42 kilometre (26.2 miles) adventure past beaches, through natural parks, and along Vancouver’s bustling Seawall. With the whole city behind you, you’re bound […]

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Vancouver Sun Run

The Vancouver Sun Run is one of the largest road races in North America. You’ll see everyone you know here from beginners to corporate teams to some of Canada’s finest runners. Starting on Georgia Street and finishing near BC Place, this is your chance to run a great 10K.

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“First Half” 1/2 Marathon

A true community event. Put on by the Pacific Road Runners since 1989. This race is organized exclusively by volunteers and supports the Variety – The Children’s Charity. The First Half is your chance to get your first race of the year in around Vancouver’s fantastic seawall. It often sells out on opening day so […]

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Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run

The gran-daddy of BC Trail races. The Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run is a total of 30 miles across the Baden Powell skyline.  You begin at Horseshoe Bay, climb over the mountains and finish descending into Deep Cove.

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Dash for Dogs

This fun and non-competitive race takes you through the beautiful trails in Stanley Park. After the run there will be a social event with pancakes, prizes, and good tunes! This is a race for people to support dogs, you don’t need a dog to run. Guide dogs and good dogs are welcome, dogs must be […]

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West Van Run 10k

Organized by the West Van Run Club. The 10KM course is flat and perfect for crushing your goals or just enjoying. Starting on Marine Drive in the Dundarave Village, the course will cover Bellevue Avenue, Argyle Avenue and the West Vancouver’s Seawall.

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St. Patrick’s Day 5k

Come for the race, stay for the party! The forecast of impending wet weather for the 11th annual BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5k, didn’t dampen the spirits of runners as nearly 2,000 runners all dressed in green lined up on Pipeline Road for the 5k run in Stanley Park on Saturday, March 12, 2016. With […]

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Hypothermic Half Marathon Vancouver

The charity for this event is the Vancouver Food Bank. Non perishable food items will be accepted at package pick up and the race.

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Boundary Bay Marathon

The route is on a beautiful gravel ocean side trail! This is one of those routes that are so scenic you forget you are running! We are talking BEEAUUUTIFULLL!!! All distances are an outback design and the route is completely flat! The only challenges you are going to face is the weather and the fact […]

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Fall Classic Run

Join us for the last great run of the year at The Fall Classic, Saturday October 26th, 2020. This popular Vancouver running event has re-introduced its 5KM race, offers a 10KM race and the classic Half Marathon. Join in! End your running season on a high note and clock your personal best time for the […]

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Steveston Ice Breaker

Fun, flat and fast 8km run out of the Steveston Community Centre. Race #1 of the Lower Mainland Road Race Series.FUN, FLAT and FAST 8k to kick off the year on a scenic course along the river. Hot soup, pizza and door prizes headline the indoor post-race festivities!

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MEC Vancouver Race SIX

“The Tape Breaker”.  Race six of a series of seven 2016 events hosted by MEC.   These low entry fee, no frill races offer a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and Marathon.  All races start from the serene landscape of Garry Point Park in the town of Steveston.  As always, these all-comer events are fun and […]

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Jog for the Bog

The Burns Bog Conservation Society’s Jog for the Bog Fundraiser is an annual chip-timed 5K or 10K run or walk through the Delta Nature Reserve. This event raises awareness about local peatland Burns Bog, and celebrates International Bog Day. Bring your whole family to enjoy the live entertainment, a delicious pancake breakfast, and a variety of exhibitors! […]

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Lululemon SeaWheeze Half Marathon

The Lululemon half. Insanely popular. Sells out quickly. SeaWheeze isn’t your average half marathon. It’s over 10,000 Agents of Change descending on Vancouver to sweat it out over a summer weekend of yoga, running, and, of course, one hell of an awesome party. Prepare to harness your powers of positivity, physicality, and mindfulness, crush some […]

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Salomon Valley to Peak

Be amongst the first competitors to tackle the full vertical climb to Whistler mountain, while exploring some of the best single track Whistler Blackcomb has to offer. – See more at: http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/events-and-activities/events/2015/09/valley-to-peak#sthash.sKtjJmiQ.dpuf

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Vancouver Eastside 10k

Canada Running Series presents the Eastside 10K.   The premier 10K event in Vancouver’s downtown east side.   It’s historic, it’s fast, it’s fun!  Your best 10K of the fall is right here! Vancouver’s only race that features a “dog tag” finishers medal.

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Tough Mudder Whistler

Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile mud and obstacle course designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. With no podiums, winners, or clocks to race against, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line. Rather, it’s a challenge that emphasizes teamwork, […]

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Summerfast 10k

Brought to you by the Vancouver Falcons Athletic Club (VFAC).  The Summerfast 10K is your chance for a fast 10 k!  Laid out along Vancouver’s famous and world renowned Seawall located in equally famous Stanley Park, the Summerfast 10K will tour you around the seawall in a clockwise direction.  The start/finish is located in Ceperly […]

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Whistler Half Marathon

This scenic 21.1 course is designed to showcase all that Whistler is – an amazing town nestled in the coast mountains of BC. It doesn’t take long to understand how this place was chosen to be the host mountain resort of the 2010 Winter Games. With towering glacier capped mountains as the backdrop, it is […]

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MEC North Vancouver Race THREE

Race Three, The 15-55 is sure to be a doozy! Join us as we host MEC’s very first 55K ultra marathon! A great course that will literally take you from sea to sky with around 2000m elevation gain. Looking for something a little less mountainous? Sign up for our 15K route instead for a course […]

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Vancouver Sun Run

The Vancouver Sun Run is one of the largest road races in North America. You’ll see everyone you know here from beginners to corporate teams to some of Canada’s finest runners. Starting on Georgia Street and finishing near BC Place, this is your chance to run a great 10K.

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BMO Vancouver Marathon

Named a Top 10 Destination Marathon by Forbes.com and one of the world’s most “exotic” marathons by CNN Travel, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is a Boston Qualifier that takes runners on a 42 kilometre (26.2 miles) adventure past beaches, through natural parks, and along Vancouver’s bustling Seawall. With the whole city behind you, you’re bound […]

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