Vancouver Runs You Might Like - April 2017

Vancouver Runs You Might Like - April

The winter..... is...... almost.... over..... Here are a few Vancouver area runs that you may want to consider racing this April!

Already familiar with these? You can always head to www.runguides.com/vancouver/runs to get a full list of upcoming Vancouver road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.

BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run

Fools Half marathon

Date: April 2, 2017
Distance: Half marathon

This half marathon happens every April in Gibsons BC, and features a point to point course starting in Gibsons and finishing in Sechelt. The Fool's Half offers a rural setting, great finisher medals, a low entry fee, and friendly West Coast hospitality. Expect a few fun undulating hills on this one!

MEC Lower Mainland Trail Race TWO

MEC Vancouver Trail Race Two

Date: April 2, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k

MEC's second trail race of the season will be taking runners through the forest trails of Coquitlam's beautiful Mundy Park. It's $15 to run the chip timed 5k or 10k routes.

parkrun

parkrun 5k vancouver

Date: Every Saturday
Distance: 5k

Tremendously popular in Europe, parkrun is a weekly, free, timed 5k run that has recently begun running Saturday's in Richmond. The runs are open to people of all ages and abilities, and are timed with an individual barcode that tracks your stats online. 

Diez Vista 50k/100k

Diez Vista 50k

Date: April 8, 2017
Distance: 50k, 100k

We don't really expect you to be signing up to go rip a 100k trail race last minute, but, if you happen to be around Belcarra Park in Port Moody on April 8th get out there and cheer some trail warriors on!

MEC Lower Mainland Road Race FOUR

MEC Vancouver Road race

Date: April 15, 2017
Distance: 10k, Half marathon

The MEC Vancouver road run series is in full stride, their fourth road event of the season feaures a 10k and half marathon looped course at Burnaby Lake. Expect the usual MEC post race goodies, plus chip timing and tons of high fives. They have crazy cheap online registration available until the second week of April (or until the race sells out).

5 Peaks British Columbia - Alice Lake

5 Peaks Alice Lake

Date: April 15, 2017
Distance: Children's 1k & 3k, 8.5k, 13k

5 Peaks kicks off their BC series with a race up at Alice Lake near Squamish, runners can expect to make their way through some pretty fantastic terrain surrounded by towering mountains, dense forests and (if the snow has melted a bit) grassy areas.

*Editors Note* The 2017 Alice Lake race is sold out at the time of writing this article :( They currently do have space in a few of their other British Columbia races.

Vancouver Sun Run

Vancouver Sun Run

Date: April 23, 2017
Distance: 10k

The Sun Run is Canada's largest timed 10k race, attracting around 50,000 participants into downtown Vancouver. The atmosphere for this race is unreal, it's an event that every Vancouver runner should experience at least once in their life.

MEC Lower Mainland Road Race FIVE

Date: April 30, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

Do you and your friends want to race all of the distances!? Good news, MEC's fifth Vancouver area road race of 2017 has you covered. It should also be noted that this race features a Boston qualifier marathon course along the Trans Canada Trail starting and finishing in Fort Langley. 

Published on Mar 23, 2017