Fun and best place to run! We took a cab, and parking looked find for those who drove, but I am not sure how to get there by transit, but I'm sure it's easy since the Lumberman's Arch concession is right by the Vancouver Aquarium!
day-of packet pickup couldn't have been more organized, but it was so great to have that option and I'm not complaining. The bag check was nice too, but seemed like it could have gotten out of hand if more people used the option or if the weather was crazy because it was outside. Announcers and music was awesome, a runner touched by the Centre for Ability shared her story before hand and it was really touching. The race course is beautiful and mostly flat, and it was well marked and the volunteers were really friendly. The 2 water stations were very basic but it wasn't a huge event, so it worked, and the finish was really fun! the medals are so cute, runners got an event mug and hot chocolate and there were help-yourself snacks too under tents. The race shirts are awesome, fit a little small but other than that really nice especially for race shirts (i never like them!) and the entire morning just had such a fun vibe! I wouldn't describe this as a competetive event, obviously it was a family event with a kids run and hot chocolate, and it was really fun and I'd do it again! I would recommend it for sure for people who live in the greater vancouver area or who are there visiting.