Get to Know Your Running Clubs - East Van Run Crew
In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Ryan Chilibeck, about the East Van Run Crew (EVRC), you may have seen these guys ripping around the streets of East Vancouver on Monday nights.
Want to learn more about them? Read on!
Tell us a bit about your crew got started
We started running as a group back in May of 2014. A few of us were training for the Scotia Half Marathon and decided to incorporate post-run Monday beers into the equation. It became a regular thing, more people started joining, and the group was “born.”
Nice! Tell us a bit about your members
While we have a pretty wide range of skill levels that come out, we just want anyone who shows up to have a fun run and bring some positivity to our Monday Nights. As long as you're not a jerk & don't hate running then you will be just fine!
Where/when do you usually meet?
We meet up on Monday nights at 6:30pm. The start locaitons tends to change up week to week, check out our Facebook Page or Instagram to get the most up to date information about meet up locations and times!
Any cost to be a member/join?
Is EVRC affiliated with any events?
We don't have any marquee events of our own but have always tried to involve EVRC in as many running activities happening in Vancouver. You’ll usually see our crew out at races cheering other runners on.
Where are your favourite spots to run in/around the city?
While it's pretty hard to find a bad running route in Vancouver, our favourties would include the Creepy Alley Loop, New Brighton Tunnels & the Empire Field 600m Race. If you’re wondering where the heck those are come out and join us sometime and all the secrets will be revealed!
Do you have any favourite races? Outside of anything that you’re affiliated with :)
Where to start!? We have always been a fan of the Canada Running Series West races (Scotia Half & Eastside 10k), VIMS Marathon, Coast Mountain Trail Series, Seawheeze, 5 Peaks, MEC races & pretty much any other race throughout the year. Running!! Fun!!
Anything else that we should know?
We're a simple group. We show up, treat each other well & are social. As you may have seen online, our only rule is No Jerks Allowed. That's pretty much it!
Looking for runs in and around Vancouver?
The RunGuides Vancouver race calendar can help you with that! Head on over to www.runguides.com/vancouver/runs for a full list of upcoming Vancouver area races.