Vancouver Running Festival

Vancouver Running Festival

Vancouver Running Festival

( 9 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Vancouver,
  • October
  • 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Vancouver, BC, Canada
72 72
"47th Annual James Cunningham Seawall Race"
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Bradley 's thoughts:

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Quick Recap – Seawall Race 2017

Social Media: The Seawall Race / Vancouver Running Festival engages actively on social media – particularly on Twitter and Facebook. Follow them! I would definitely encourage the organizers to get on board with Instagram for the 2018 season.

Packet Pickup: Two afternoons/evening at Denman Running Room, and also on race morning. The process was quick and painless.

T-Shirt/Swag: I like the simplicity of the t-shirt design, and the steel grey colour. It’s classic, and a shirt I’ll enjoy wearing. Due to the last-minute decision to pull the previous medal design and replace it with one created by an Indigenous artist, we did not receive our bling at the finish line. I’m very excited to see what it will ultimately look like!

Course: Counter-clockwise on the Seawall, starting and finishing at Second Beach. A very short out-and-back in Coal Harbour. Lots of beautiful (if cloudy and rainy) views all the way around Stanley Park. Fast and flat.

Post-Race: Water, coffee, bananas, an energy drink, and protein bars. All under tents as much as possible, making the best of rainy conditions. A costume contest! And oodles of giveaways and door prizes for those willing to brave the elements until the end.

Would I Run It Again? I have a renewed enthusiasm for the Seawall Race, and can’t wait to see what the organizers have in store for 2018!

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