The BlueShore Financial SPIRIT of the Shore half marathon takes place Sunday October 2nd, 2016. This is the weekend before Canadian Thanksgiving.
A scenic and (mostly flat) route in both West and North Vancouver with views of English Bay, the Lions Gate Bridge, Coal Harbour and much more awaits you.
Click here to download turn by turn directions for the HALF MARATHON course
Click here to download turn by turn directions for the 10 KM course
Package Pick Up
Participants can pick up their race kits including Icebreaker runners beanie, bib, timing tag (attached to bib), and other goodies at the Park Royal Icebreaker Store on Saturday October 1st 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Race day package pick up will also be available between 6:30am and 7:15am at BlueShore Financial branch at the start line, however we expect it to be busy on race day morning so it is recommended that you pick up your bib in advance if possible.
Icebreaker and BlueShore Financial are located in Park Royal Village, across from Home Depot.
All finishers will receive a commemorative finishers medal upon crossing the finish line on race day. We promise a medal that you will be proud to show off!
A gear check will be available in the BlueShore Financial branch at the start and finish line for athletes to store extra clothing etc. We discourage the storage of valuables at the gear check, and cannot be held responsible for lost items. Any items left in gear check past noon will be donated to a local community services group.
There will be 5 aid station locations on course, located at approx 4km, 6.5km, 10 km, 14km and 18.5 km points. Aid stations will include water, electrolyte drink, first aid, and a porta-pottie.
With thousands of parking stalls at Park Royal, there is no shortage of parking for athletes and spectators. Please park in the designated area on the map to the left. These spots are located directly behind the main South Building of Park Royal and very close to the start and finish area in The Village.
2016 Results OVERALL
2015 Results OVERALL
2014 Results OVERALL
2013 Results OVERALL / AGE
Mens: Anthony Skuce (2014) 1:16:31
Ladies: Margreet Dietz (2013) 1:27:14
October is a month of transition in the weather department! Average temperatures for this date over the past decade have been 8 degrees at race start time.
Race start time is 7:30am sharp for both the 10km and half marathon distances!
Start and Finish Lines
The start and finish line will be at our host venue Park Royal, and very athlete and spectator friendly. Park Royal boasts thousands of parking stall and easy access to transit. Keeping the start and finish lines together makes for easy access and travel planning. With coffee shops and services on site, the start finish area is a great place for spectators to wait while anticipating your return and to help celebrate in your accomplishments of the day.
Finish Area Food
A great selection of post run food provided by Whole Foods Market will be available for all athletes at the finish area, located inside the BlueShore Financial branch.
Age Category Awards
Under 20 Female and Male
20-29 Female and Male
30-39 Female and Male
40-49 Female and Male
50-59 Female and Male
60-69 Female and Male
70+ Female and Male