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

Photo credit: BigA888 | Flickr

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

Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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Get ready for a weekend of interactive theatre, drunk science, paintings of kittens, and your choice of folk music or psytrance – and that’s just Friday! There is much in the works to tire out all the people training for the Sun Run well before Sunday. Good luck to all the runners out there from all of us on the sidelines and… from those of us soundly sleeping in.

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Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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

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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

The Vancouver Sun Run: Top 5 Reasons to Lace Up

This Sunday is the 26th installment of the Vancouver Sun Run, the 10-kilometer race that winds its way through the city’s downtown.  Races in recent years have drawn nearly 60,000 runners, making the Sun Run Canada’s largest 10K and one of the biggest timed racing events in the world.  If you haven’t signed up but are still thinking about it, here are five reasons to lace up.

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The Vancouver Sun Run: Top 5 Reasons to Lace Up

Get Ready for the Vancouver Sun Run

The Vancouver Sun Run-Canada’s largest 10K community run-is back for its 25th year on April 19, 2009.

I love the Vancouver Sun Run.  I love it because of its amazing inclusivity, which makes it truly feel like a community event.  Both a competitive event for top-notch athletes and a fun run for everyone else, the Sun Run’s graduated start times make it easy for people of different abilities to participate, from runners and walkers to non-competitive wheelchairs and parents with strollers.

And no matter who you are-or what your start time is-the exuberant spectators that line the Sun Run route will make you feel like a rock-star athlete. Seriously, is there a better performance booster than thousands of neighbours cheering you on?

If you need help training for the run, there are Sun Run InTraining Clinics throughout the lower mainland. The training programs help runners and walkers get in shape for the big event, and the price for the training includes your registration fee.

You can register for the Vancouver Sun Run online before April 11, or in person at BC Place Stadium on April 17 and 18.