The Vancouver Coho Run is a scenic point to point 14km race that takes runners along three stretches of seawall, 2 bridges, and 3 beaches one of a kind. We like to call this one Vancouver's only beach to bridge to beach to bridge to beach run (that's B2B2B2B2B for short).
The run starts from Kitsilano Beach, heads around Stanley Park, and over the Lions Gate Bridge to the finish at Ambleside Beach Park, the birthplace of the North Shore Coho Salmon.
At the finish line you will enter into the Coho Festival site where you will have the opportunity to participate in this annual festival celebrating the return of the Coho Salmon to the North Shore. Festival activities include environmental displays, visual arts exhibitions, entertainment by local and visiting performers, and of course the famous Salmon BBQ.
The 14k Run starts at Kitsilano Beach, taking you along the Kits seawall, past the Maritime Museum and the Pacific Space Centre around to the historic Burrard Street Bridge.
The gentle slope up to the bridge deck is the first of three hills on an otherwise relatively flat course. After crossing the bridge, the run takes you down to the English Bay seawall and into Stanley Park, reaching the halfway point at Second Beach.
From Third Beach the route encounters a short but tough ascent up the Merilees Trail to Prospect Point and then a gentle slope up again to Lions Gate Bridge. From the Center of the bridge, you will be greeted with a breathtaking view of the North Shore Mountains as you head downhill to cross the mouth of the Capilano River and finally, into Ambleside Park and the Coho Festival where you will find the finish line.