Vancouver-Area Virtual Running Races to Enter This Year

A runner in Kitsilano

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With less rain in the forecast over the next few months, it’s time to lace up your shoes and head out for a run. One of the best ways to stay motivated is to enter a race.

This year, Vancouver’s most popular running races have gone virtual. Complete the race distance in your neighbourhood, then submit your results online to see how you stack up. Finishers get sweet swag like t-shirts, medals, and discounts at running stores. Here are four Vancouver-area virtual races you won’t want to miss this year.

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Vancouver-Area Virtual Running Races to Enter This Year

Registration for the 2021 Virtual Vancouver Sun Run Now Open

Now in its 37th year, the annual Vancouver Sun Run will return in a very unique way.  Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, the Vancouver Sun Run and Shaw Mini Sun Run will take place virtually from Sunday, April 18th through to Friday, April 30th and you can be the first to register! Continue reading:
Registration for the 2021 Virtual Vancouver Sun Run Now Open

Put some spring in your step – April 2019 Vancouver Wellness Events

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Can you feel it? Spring is in the air my friends! The temperatures are warming up, the sun is staying out longer, and Vancouver’s cherry blossom trees are starting to bud and bloom in all their sakura pink glory. I’m sure you’re just as relieved as I am to see these telltale signs of spring. And its just going to keep getting better as we slide into April. Put some spring in your step at these great Vancouver wellness events!

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Put some spring in your step – April 2019 Vancouver Wellness Events

Crush Your 2019 Fitness Goals at these Vancouver Races

Is your 2019 fitness goal to push your limits to run a marathon? Or maybe cycle up a mountain, or compete in an Ironman event? Race season is coming up and you’re in luck because Vancouver’s mild climate paves the way for the city to host internationally attended running, cycling, and triathlon events. Which means that you could plan a holiday around your race goal – it’s a win-win situation.

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Crush Your 2019 Fitness Goals at these Vancouver Races

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

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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.

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