Monday, January 25, 2010

not up to date for 2010

still waiting for many runs to publish details...that 'cool sporting event between 2009-2011' has sorta taken everyones priorities off there runs...or shifted many events...

So far the only commitments I have in my run schedule is:

Every Sunday from Feb 7- May 2- training run

Sun March 7th, 2010- Harry's Spring Run Off 8km- Stanley Park
Sun May 9th, 2010- Sun Run Vancouver

Sat March 13th, 2010- St Pattys Day 5km- Stanley Park
Sun March 28th, 2010- Diva Run 8km Jericho Beach
Sun April 11th, 2010- April Fools Run-Gibsons to Sechelt
Sun May 2nd, 2010- BMO 8km at Van Marathon
Fri June 18, 2010- Longest Day 5/10km

Friday, March 20, 2009

as I was looking for runs to do...

I noticed there are soo many different places to find them- so I thought for my own reference I would start to make a list and compile them so I could choose...even though I'm a fairly new runner-I am starting to get selective over which events I will do....
I will only do timing chip runs ~~~I don't really need any more cotton t-shirts ~~~I want timing chips to measure my results~~~all causes are good causes~~~Race Day package Pick-up preferred as I live outside the lower mainland~~~and I sure like to eat after :)

I did my best to compile from resources I found...if you have additional favorites- let me know!

Here is a BC wide listing with very basic info on way more runs then I've listed below:


SEPTEMBER Jog for the Bog Trail Run
Entertainment, bag lunch and great prizes!
Preregistration rate: $30 (includes t-shirt) by September 12, 2009. Late Registration: $30 (t-shirt not guaranteed).
Have a great Bog Day!
Date: Sunday September 20, 2009
Registration Time: 8:00 a.m. Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: 6500 Westview Park, Delta.
(doesn't look like a timing chip race)

Whistler Spirit Run & Festival
This very special world-class location was carefully chosen and developed as one of the competition venues for the 2010 Olympic Games. We are very fortunate to have access to the Whistler Olympic Park, its spectacular scenery, infrastructure, trails and believe this site will be a permanent "must participate" destination on the cross-country and trail running schedules of people around the globe. Participate today!
Events available are: Cross Country Festival, Relay Challenge or Whistler Spirit Run 10km.
Date: September 26 & 27, 2009
Location: Whistler Olympic Park

Turkey Trot 10K
The 11th Annual Granville Island Turkey Trot is a scenic, flat 10K run or walk from Granville Island that circles the sea wall. Join over 2,000 revelers in this annual Vancouver Thanksgiving tradition while helping to support those less fortunate.
Date: Monday, October 12th, 2009
Start time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Granville Island - Performance Works
Email: Contact: 604-879-9800
details available March 30- looks like tech tee and toque may be available

Royal Victoria Marathon (Full & Half Marathon & 8km)
Sunday Octover 11, 2009
Marathon starts 8:30am
Half Marathon starts 7:30am
8K starts 7:15am
$35-125 range depending on event or date registered
All races get NewBalance Technical Shirt

Oktoberfest Brewski-Daddle Fun Run 2.5k & 5k
Burn off that bratwurst and have some fun! 2.5k , 5K and 1k kids run distances that are suited for everyone. There are also family, stroller and walking divisions. Lederhosen and costumes are encouraged. Fundraiser for the Raise-a-Reader Campaign.
Date: October 18th, 2009 Start time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Brockton Oval, Stanley Park, Vancouver
Contact: 604-879-8433Website: Email:
buy tickets for afterparty
Race Day Package Pick-up available

Diva on the Run 10km and Half-Marathon
Sunday, October 18, 2009Race Start- Jericho Sailing Center 1300 Discovery St.
Race Start- 8:00 am for the Half-Marathon 9:00am for the 10km
Package pick up- Saturday October 17th- All Half Marathon Finishers receive a finishers medal
Fee:10k $25-45 and Half $30-55
Race Fee Inclues-Technical t-shirt (S, M, L, XL)
All divas receive a complimentary Diva Boa! Race Route-
This fun womens only 10 and Half Marathon, is a scenic gravel path run from Jericho to Spanish Banks. Come on out and enjoy the autumn leaves , and join the Diva's on the Run

James Cunningham Seawall Race 5.9M / 9.5K
Presented by Lions Gate Road Runners
Celebrate Halloween, wear a costume and run or walk this popular fall run around the famous Stanley Park Seawall. The race is named after James Cunningham, the stone mason who spent 32 years of his life to build the seawall.
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009
Start time: 10:00 a.m.Location: Second Beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver

january or february

Running Room- Resolution Run
10am- Jan 1, 2010 $40-$55

Running Room - Suite 103, 679 Denman StreetVancouver, BC
Post-Race Activities: Join us for post-race refreshments.
Race Location: Denman Running Room
In addition to post-event refreshments, you will also receive stylish limited-edition Resolution Run Jacket free with entry!

Steveston Ice-Breaker 8k —Sunday, January 17, 2010 — 8:30 am
Location: Steveston Community Centre, Richmond
Contact:Kajaks 604-241-9094
Fees: $25 by Jan.28, $30 Jan 30-31, $35 day of race. Non-BCA add $3.
Features: Flat and fast route in scenic Steveston

'First Half' Half Marathon — Sun Feb 15/09, 8:30 am
Location: The Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver
Contact: Event Hotline 604-515-2488; email
Fees: (Sold out for 2009)
Features: Scenic and flat certified seawall route.


Harry's Spring Run-Off 8km to Fight Prostate Cancer
Join us for the 3rd Annual 8 Km run registration limit is 1600 runners, so register today to avoid disappointment.
In support of Prostate Cancer research at VGH Hospital.
Date: Sunday March 8th, 2009
Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Scenic loop of the Stanley Park Seawall from Lumberman's Arch.
Costs range between $30-$50 depending on time
Techinical T-shirt included
Finishers received a technical hat

St Patrick's Day 5K 2009
Where: Vancouver, BC Date: Saturday, March 14, 2009
Time: 10:00am
On March 14, put a little Irish in your step. Come out for a flat and fast 5k in scenic Stanley Park.
Costs range between $20-30 depending on registration date
no shirt included
T-shirt for purchase $15, Hoodie $25

Spring Classic 5K
Presented by The Vancouver Falcons Athletic Club
This is a great way to train for The Vancouver Sun Run! Starting at 9 a.m. at Lumberman's Arch, the course takes the participant along paved pathways and the Stanley Park Seawall. Enjoy post-race activities with fruit, baked goods and beverages for all participants. The Vancouver Falcons Athletic Running Club is dedicated to running excellence for all levels and triathaletes.
Date: Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Start time: 9:00 a.m.Location: Lumberman's Arch, Stanley Park, Vancouver
Cost $22-32 depending on registration date
no mention of race garment

Diva on the RunJoin us for any or all of the Diva runs!
With beautiful scenic seawall routes, these races are beginner friendly events perfect for all levels of athletes. These Diva races help raise money for the Arthritis Society one Diva at a time. Come see what the Diva hype is all about!
Date: March 29th, 2009 - 8 km
Start time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Jericho Sailing Center
Email: Miranda@
SUNDAY MARCH 29th, 2009 Diva on the Run 8km
Fee: $25-$45 depending on registration date
Race Fee Includes -Technical t-shirt (S, M, L, XL) and personal feather boa.


Vancouver Sun Run 10k — Sun Apr 19/09, 9:00 am
Location: Downtown Vancouver
One of North America's largest road races (50,000+), Expo, "Mini Sun Run", post-race party.
Fee: $27-37 depending on registration date
T-shirt included

20th Annual Victoria Times Colonist 10K
Mark your events calendar and join us this Spring in the running capital of Canada. The TC 10K is proudly presented by the Victoria International Running Society, a not for profit organization, that supports running and athletic events in Greater Victoria. Check our website for registration and event details.
Date: Sunday, April 26th, 2009
Start time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Downtown Victoria & Dallas Road (Strait of Juan de Fuca) Website:

April 26Lumbermans ArchStanley Park5K Run/Walk
Get out for a fantastic day and join thousands of people across North America that want to make a difference in their community and for the planet. Earth Run helps raise awareness and funds for environmental organizations and initiatives. Schedule 7:00 am Site Opens Registration Opens
8:00 am Run Starts
Dogs allowed on leash
Running shoe recycling
Shirt/Bag Pick-up April 18, Capers at 16th & Cambie. 10am -6pm Race Day at Registration Tent, Lumbermen's Arch, Stanley Park


BMO Vancouver Marathon/Half Marathon and 8km
May 3.... this year same starts and finish as marathon, in Concord Pacific place instead of BC Place.
Fee for 8km: $25-40
cotton t-shirt *registered and completed*
they gave out medals for all finishers- not just full and half marathoners, mara-fun runners and us 8kms

20th Anniversary Pacific Spirit Run
Hosted by the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care. 10K run and 5K run/walk. Benefiting dementia research and care initiatives.
Date: Saturday, May 9, 2009
Start time: 9 a.m.
Location:Pacific Spirit Park, UBC
no mention of race garment

Mother's Day 5k Spring Classic — Sun May 10/09, 9:00 am
Location: Port Moody Social Rec Centre, Port Moody
Features: Scenic route beside Port Moody Inlet. Mostly off-road. Also offered: free kids' 800m fun run & tiny tot 100m. Family-oriented event.; printable form on this site
Fee: $14-19 depending on registration date
No souvenir garment

29th Annual Run for Light
The 29th annual Run for Light Fun Run will be held on Friday, May 29, 2009 in Stanley Park. Bring your friends and family to this fun 4.3 kilometer walk/ run along the sea wall. All registered participants get a glow in the dark t shirt and a light stick!
$26-30 registration fee
Warm-up starts 9pm runs starts at 9:32pm
no timing chip mentioned

10th Annual PMC-Sierra Science Fair Fun RunJoin us for our 10th Anniversary. Run either the 5K or 1K mini run. All participants receive free entry to the TELUS World.
The 5-kilometer, waterfront course starts and finishes at TELUS World of Science.
Date: Sunday, May 31, 2009
Start time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: TELUS World of Science, Vancouver BCWebsite:
Race pack 7:30-8:30am
Includes t-shirt
Fee is $25-30 depending on registration date **REGISTERED**actually got a TECH T-shirt...

Running Room Shaughnessy 8k — Sun May 31/09 8:30 am
Location: Kerrisdale Arena, Vancouver
Features:Scenic Shaughnessy course, great draw prizes, 5k poker walk. Details:
Fee $19-24 depending on registration date
race t-shirt or tank top $11.


Sandcastle City Classic 10k — Sun Jun 7/09, 9:00 am
Location: Crescent Park Elementary School, White Rock (register at finish area)
Contact:Paul Mathias 604-538-6584
Features: Beach-front finish, net downhill course, park at finish and bus to start. Also part of the Lower Mainland Road Race Series.
Fee: $25-30 depending on registration date
T-shirt for purcase $13

NorthShore Credit Union Longest Day Road Race
Get the summer started right by enjoying a Friday evening race/run with friends followed by a great post-race party. hoodie available for purchase-timing chip
Date: Friday, June 12
Start Time: 10k 7:00 p.m, 5k 7:45pm
Location: UBC Thunderbird (Outdoor) Stadium
Website: Email:
Fee: 10k and 5k $24-$39
Race Day Package Pick-up Available

Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k
The most scenic Half-Marathon you can run for a good cause! Help us raise more than $1.2 million for various charities in our community! Run for the charity of your choice, see website for details.
Date: Sunday, June 28th, 2009
Course: Join 5000 runners from UBC to Second Beach, Stanley Park
Start Time: 7:00 a.m.---5km starts 9am
More information and online registration at
Fee: Half Marathon $50-85 includes Tech T-shirt
5km $30-40 includes cotton t-shirt, not timed


HBC Run for Canada 10K, Vancouver *cancelled in 2009*
Fees: $35 + GST. Includes tech shirt printed with bib number.

10th Annual 7km Canada Day Run
8:30am at Pitt Meadows Civic Centre/Family Rec. Centre.
Register in advance at or in person at Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre (604)465-2470. Event raises funds for Basics for Babies. Prizes for best Canadian costume! Race fee includes sports duffle bag.

The Underwear Affair 10k & 5k July 11th, 2009
$25 registration fee- must fundraise $300 for BC Cancer Foundation

Diva on the Run 5 and 10km
Race Start- Jericho Sailing Center 1300 Discovery St.
Race Start time- 8:00 am for 10km 8:30 am for 5km
Prizing-Draw prizes available Medals for first, second and third overall
Fee: 5K $27-40 10K-$25-42
Technical t-shirt (S, M, L, XL) Post race refreshments and treats


Summer Shuffle 5km
Where: West Vancouver,BC Date: Sunday, August 9th, 2009 Time: 8:30 am
no details online yet

28th Annual Richmond Flatlands Run A classic running race with one if the fastest courses in the Lower Mainland.Now with 5k and 10k races; also a wheelchair division and a kids run. Come out and get a Personal Best. It is a Fundraiser for BC Wheelchair Racing.
Date: August 23rd, 2009 Start time: 8:00 a.m.Location: Olympic Oval, Richmond
Contact: 604-879-8433
website still is 2008 info on

Four Lakes 10k — Garden Bay- Sunshine Coast BC
9:00 am Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
The race starts and finishes at Katherine Lake Park, going past Garden Bay Lake and Mixal Lake on the way to Hotel Lake, then back. The route is tranquil with gorgeous lake views. Hosted by Sunshine Coast Athletics.
Cost $15