10 Best Places to Go for a Run Around Vancouver

A runner on the seawall in Stanley Park

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Nelson Mouellic

Vancouver is a great city for running, with lots of great views and traffic-light-free routes. In face, Runkeeper named it one of the best cities for running in North America! You can run through quiet neighbourhoods, next to the ocean, around lakes, or through the forest. Here are our picks for the best places to go for a run around Vancouver.

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10 Best Places to Go for a Run Around Vancouver

Register for the 2014 SeaWheeze Lululemon Half Marathon Feb 3rd

Seawheeze Vancouver 2014

Image courtesy of The SeaWheeze™ lululemon Half Marathon

Does 7 months give you enough time to prepare for the fun that you’re bound to half at the 3rd annual SeaWheeze half marathon, organized by Lululemon? Registration for the most popular half marathon in Vancouver opened today, and if you’ve missed being able to participate because it sells out every year, maybe it’s time you stopped procrastinating and signed up for the event!

This year, the 2014 Seawheeze half marathon will be held in Vancouver on August 23rd (you can almost feel the warmth of the sun now). Only 10,015 runners are able to sign up for the event, which attracts running and yoga-buffs from around the country.

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Register for the 2014 SeaWheeze Lululemon Half Marathon Feb 3rd

The ElectroDash: 5KM Half Night-Run, Half Dance-Party

ElectroDash Vancouver 5k

Image courtesy of InkyHack | Flickr.com

It’s a run! It’s a party! It’s the 5K Dance Party ElectroDash!

From the people who brought you Color Me Rad comes another 5K run that puts all other 5K runs to shame. The 5K Dance Party ElectroDash is a 5K run happening on October 11th in Vancouver, which features: “five kilometers of lasers, glowing trees, dynamic graphic art, and all sorts of eye candy to keep you enchanted as your feet eat up the trail.”

You won’t even remember that you’re running when your senses are bombarded with inflatable lights, space tunnels, fog machines, blacklights, water works, dance music throughout the course, and a party at the end featuring a professional DJ.

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The ElectroDash: 5KM Half Night-Run, Half Dance-Party