Sun Run Today April 19th at 9:00am
The Vancouver Sun Run is Canada’s largest 10K road race. The 10K route is a beautiful scenic course which begins in Vancouver’s downtown core at Burrard Street and Georgia Street. Participants will enjoy the downhill start as they make their way towards the world famous Stanley Park, continuing along English Bay to Hornby Street, then onto Pacific Avenue, across the Burrard Street bridge exiting onto 2nd Avenue. Winding along Fir Street to join 4th Avenue the route continues east on 6th Avenue to the Cambie Street Bridge for the final stretch across the bridge to the finish line. Your Vancouver Sun Run experience does not end just outside our host venue, BC Place Stadium; you are encouraged to enter the stadium to enjoy the wrap party along with your family and friends. At the wrap party you can celebrate your achievement with live entertainment, check out the Kids’ Zone, watch the awards’ ceremony for the top finishers and enjoy free fruit, bagels and refreshments.
The 10K route is sprinkled with gentle, undulating hills making it both fun and enjoyable, while providing breathtaking scenery which includes the snow-capped mountains along Georgia Straight, water views along English Bay and False Creek. The course truly showcases all the beauty of this wonderful city. As typical of other road races, the roads used are completely closed to vehicular traffic and streams of observers watch and cheer from the along the sidewalks. Water stations are provided at numerous locations along the course as well as music entertainment in the form of bands.
Due to the large number of participants in this event, the Vancouver Sun Run has a “Wave Start” to begin the event. This type of start is used to stagger the start in order to maintain control of the crowd and ensure the course does not become too crowded.
Awards are given three deep to males and females in: Overall, Masters, Wheelchairs, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95 plus. No award category for 15 and under.
Competitive wheelchairs: 8:40 a.m. Burrard & Georgia
Vancouver Sun Run (10K): 9:00 a.m. Burrard & Georgia
Shaw Mini Sun Run (2.5K): 8:00 a.m. @ Pacific Blvd (BC Place Stadium)
You don’t have to be a runner to enter The Vancouver Sun Run. You can stroll, stride or power-walk the 10K course instead. Over one third of Vancouver Sun Run participants are walkers!
Walkers have their own start zone (1:46+) and are the last wave to cross the start line at approximately 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. You are encouraged to arrive at the start by 9 a.m. to ensure that you can access your start zone and partake in all the pre-race festivities. Remember several streets in the downtown core will be closed and this may add delays to your traveling time if you leave later in the morning.
Courtesy of The Vancouver Sun