40,000+ Runners Expected to Pack Downtown for the 2016 Vancouver Sun Run

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Photo credit: BigA888 | Flickr

It started in 1985 with 3,200 runners trotting through the streets of downtown Vancouver.

Fast-forward to the present and the Vancouver Sun Run is the biggest 10K road race in Canada, with more than 40,000 participants running one of the prettiest courses anywhere in the world. And this year, the race is shaping up to be more memorable than ever.

Tens of thousands of runners and spectators are expected to pack the downtown core this Sunday, April 17, for the 32nd instalment of the Vancouver Sun Run. A seasonal rite of passage for Vancouverites, the festive run brings out everyone from world-class athletes to office mates who have been training for weeks and moms and dads pushing strollers.  Continue reading:
40,000+ Runners Expected to Pack Downtown for the 2016 Vancouver Sun Run

5 Best Places to Run while Training for the 2016 Vancouver Sun Run

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Photo credit: Holdfast4 | Wikipedia

The 2016 Vancouver Sun Run, one of Canada’s biggest organized 10km runs, is coming quicker than a sprinter out of the start gate! On Sunday, April 17, 2016 the streets of Downtown Vancouver will be taken over by a sea of blue t-shirts as the whole city seems to come together to run.

If you’ve already started your training for the run, or if you haven’t even moved from the couch, we’ve got a few ideas on where to enjoy a nice run outside now that the weather is starting to cooperate. Kick the treadmill habit this month and check out one (or all) of these awesome places to run!

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5 Best Places to Run while Training for the 2016 Vancouver Sun Run

Ready to Run? Canada’s Biggest 10K Takes over Vancouver, April 19

Photo credit: mim42 | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: mim42 | Wikimedia Commons

If you’ve noticed big groups of runners trotting through the streets of Vancouver the last few weeks, there’s a good reason.

The Vancouver Sun Run, Canada’s biggest 10K race, is Sunday, April 19. Each spring, around 50,000 runners – from world-class athletes to moms and dads pushing strollers – line up for the dash through downtown Vancouver. Now in it’s 31st year, the Sun Run has become a seasonal rite of passage for Vancouverites, with groups of friends and coworkers training for weeks (sometimes months) in advance of the big race.

Part of the Sun Run’s popularity may stem from the fact that it’s got to be one of the prettiest 10K courses anywhere. Continue reading:
Ready to Run? Canada’s Biggest 10K Takes over Vancouver, April 19

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Here’s to another beautiful spring weekend!  Earth Day celebrations, live music, LEGO block parties (for the kids)… Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

15 Fun Things To Do In Vancouver In April 2013

Taiko drummers. Photo: Flickr user cking

Taiko drummers. Photo: Flickr user cking

Spring in Vancouver is underway. The pink carpet of cherry petals covering city sidewalks is a dead giveaway. With more fair weather days, it’s going to be harder and harder to commit to activities beyond impromptu sunshine frolics and lazy patio lounging. But we’ll try and tempt you nonetheless.

April in Vancouver brings a barrage of fun things to do including the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, April 4-30, with the allstar event-within-an-event, the Sakura Days Japan Fair April 6-7. Sakura Days features a stunning amount of tasty Japanese cuisine, from bento to street food like takoyaki (octopus batter balls) and Japadogs, alongside cultural demos.

Other must-attends? Vancouver Fan Expo, which summons an unlikely cast of Lord of the Rings, Walking Dead and Battlestar Galactica celebs to the waterfront Vancouver Convention Centre, April 20-21. You or someone you know is probably participating in Canada’s largest 10k race, the Vancouver Sun Run, April 21. And let’s not forget the Vancouver’s glamourous green style event, Eco Fashion Week, April 22-24.

You may also be curious about Tattoo & Scrimshaw, the new Vancouver Maritime Museum exhibit, that made headlines with its “whale bone porn.”

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15 Fun Things To Do In Vancouver In April 2013

The Vancouver Sun Run is a Cultural Happening as much as a Footrace

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The following article was contributed by Christine Blanchette (www.christineruns.com Twitter: @christineruns)

Vancouver streets came alive last Sunday morning with almost 50,000 people running, jiving, sashaying and walking to the beat of 18 different bands spread out over 10 kilometers at the 28th Vancouver Sun Run.

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The Vancouver Sun Run is a Cultural Happening as much as a Footrace

20 Unmissable Vancouver events in April 2012

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April is (almost) here. I ain’t fooling. This glorious spring month is a mixed bag of trickery, cherry blossom festivities, Easter, Earth Day and taxes.

Stand out events include the pretty, pink Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Easter egg hunts, Eco Fashion Week, a colossal California wine tasting tour, the Vancouver Sun Run and more.

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20 Unmissable Vancouver events in April 2012