The Lululemon SeaWheeze half-marathon is back this Saturday for its second year. The event, organised by yoga apparel company Lululemon, is billed as not just a run, but a “fun-filled weekend you won’t forget.” The two-day festival consists of running, yoga, music, and more.
Some 18,000 runners and 80,000 spectators will descend on Vancouver for the 42nd running of the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 5. Declared by Forbes to be one of the world’s top 10 destination marathons, the race winds its way past some of the city’s most famous landmarks, from the Stanley Park seawall to Kitsilano Beach and the UBC campus.
Avid runners know that Vancouver is home to one of the world’s largest 10K events, the annual Sun Run every spring. We’ve also got the BMO Vancouver Marathon in May, the second-largest marathon in Canada. Now, here comes another challenge for the fleet-footed.
This Aug. 11 will mark the inaugural running of the SeaWheeze, the city’s newest half-marathon. Organized by none other than yoga-wear icons lululemon, Seawheeze winds for approximately 13 miles (21.1 kilometres) through some of Vancouver’s most picturesque neighborhoods, into parks and along the coast.
Running a marathon is an astounding accomplishment. An incredible amount of mental and physical discipline, not to mention months and months of training, is required to pound the pavement for 26.2 miles. Vancouver is home to the BMO Vancouver Marathon in May, not to mention the Sun Run in April, one of the biggest 10k races in the world.
But road races can sometimes be a little boring – to run and to watch. Hour after hour of trotting along at a steady clip just isn’t for everybody. And that’s where the Tough Mudder comes in – an extreme take on the old-fashioned marathon.
Tough Mudder events are kind of like timed obstacle courses. Imagine 10-12 miles of mud and water, climbing walls and trenches, all designed by British Special Forces to test not just cardio endurance but strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. If that sounds like your idea of a fun day out, you can register online now for the Tough Mudder coming to BC this summer on June 23-24.
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