North Shore Virtual Sports Nutrition Presentation

Join us on Tuesday, March 30th at 6:30 PM for a sports nutrition presentation by Registered Dietician, Kara Marshall. Kara will discuss the trend towards high fat, low carb diets and the current recommendations for hydration and nutrition during your runs, and will follow this with a food demonstration for your everyday training nutrition. You […]

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North Shore Adam Harris Virtual Massage Therapy Presentation

On Tuesday, March 23rd, at 6:30 PM Massage Therapist and Ultra-Marathoner, Adam Harris will be joining us for our Virtual Half and Full Marathon Clinic. Adam will be discussing the following topics: 1. Intro to self-care. What you can do to help improve your recovery between training sessions? 2. Trigger point release with lacrosse balls, […]

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North Shore F45 Virtual Functional Training Demonstration

Kerryn from F45 Training in North Vancouver will be joining us for our Virtual Clinic on Tuesday night from 7:20 to 8:00 to discuss functional strength training and lead us through an online strength session. The workout will be done exclusively with bodyweight, so there’s no equipment needed besides a yoga mat, sweat towel, and […]

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Forerunners North Shore Virtual Run Challenge (May 1-May 31, 2020)

During the month of May, Forerunners North Shore would like to invite you to run a solo time-trial over 5 km, 8 km, 10 km, half marathon, or marathon and support the Harvest Project during a time of need in our community. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Harvest Project, an organization that […]

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North Shore Book Launch: The Science of Running

“Science of Running: Analyse Your Technique, Prevent Injury, Revolutionize Your Training”: Book Launch at Forerunners North Shore In response to the coronavirus, we are postponing this event to a later date. Please stay tuned. We’ll be going ahead with this event as soon it’s appropriate to do so. All the best in running and in […]

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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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North Shore Wild Coast Training Camp

APRIL 5TH, 6TH, AND 7TH IN TOFINO, B.C. Join Forerunners North Shore for a weekend of sand, surf, relaxation, and of course, a bit of running thrown in as well! We’ll be staying at Ocean Village Resort on MacKenzie Beach near Tofino, BC on the weekend of April 5th, 6th, and 7th. This is one […]

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Forerunners North Shore: I want Kipchoge’s shoes: An evidence-based guide to choosing shoes for injury prevention and performance

“I want Kipchoge’s shoes: An evidence-based guide to choosing shoes for injury prevention and performance” -Presented by New Balance Join us at Forerunners North Shore on December 6th at 7:00 pm for a presentation with Chris Napier. Chris is a physiotherapist and competitive distance runner, and has recently completed his PhD in running biomechanics and […]

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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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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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North Shore “Run for the Hills” Holiday Party

Join us at Forerunners North Shore Wednesday, December 20th at 6:30 PM for our “Run for the Hills” Holiday Party! We’ll run between 6 and 8 km through the Pemberton Heights neighbourhood to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the season and then return to the store for food, refreshments, and draw prizes donated from our […]

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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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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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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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Tips for Victoria Marathon Race Weekend

It’s Race Weekend! Good luck to everyone racing this weekend! The hardest aspect of racing is the months of preparation leading up to race day, and if you’re toeing the line this Sunday you’ve already won the main part of the challenge. The race itself is a celebration of what you’ve accomplished in your training […]

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Foretrails Fall Clinics at Forerunners North Shore

This is your chance to explore our beautiful North Shore Trails and maybe make some new friends! Clinics meet at Forerunners North Shore on the first day, 980 Marine Drive, North Vancouver. (please carry water with you.) The clinics are skills-based training sessions covering technique, gear, hydration, navigation, safety, trail food, trail etiquette, day-to-day nutrition, […]

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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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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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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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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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Forerunners North Shore Honoured

  We were honoured with being awarded the 2016 Service Excellence Award at the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Excellence Awards. A talented group from Capilano University made a short film that showcased what we do and who we are. Thank you for the continued support over the years – here’s the video […]

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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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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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