The Vancouver Sun Run, one of the world’s largest 10km road races, rolls through town this Sunday. A springtime staple in Vancouver since 1985 this fun run welcomes competitive runners, wheelchair racers, joggers, and walkers. They also host the Shaw 2.5km mini Sun Run.
If you have signed up for this year’s event, stop by the Sun Run Fair at Concord Place May 6th, 7th, or 8th to pick up your race package (team captains can stop by Sun Run head offices on the 5th as well). You may also register last minute on those days however there is no race-day registration. Hours for the Sun Run Fair are 10:00am to 7:00pm (May 6th and 7th) and 10:00am – 5:00pm (May 8th).
Along the course there will be entertainment, water stops, and walking breaks for those needing a rest. The course itself winds through downtown Vancouver, across the Burrard Bridge, alongside False Creek and back over the Cambie Bridge.
The following road closures will be in effect this Sunday.
Seymour to Bute (start area) 5:00am â€“ 10:30am
Bute to the Causeway (including all streets crossing Georgia) 8:00 a.m. â€“ 10:30 a.m.
Lions Gate Bridge:
Access from Pender Street only 8:00am – 10:30am
All streets within Dunsmuir/Melville to Robson, Seymour to Bute: 5:00am â€“ 10:30am
Denman: Georgia to Robson 8:00am – 10:30am
Robson: West of Denman to Stanley Park 8:00am – 10:30am
Beach Avenue: Stanley Park to Hornby St. 8:30am – 11:30am
Stanley Park Dr at North Lagoon Dr 6:00am â€“ 11:00am
Ryan Rd at Park Lane/South Lagoon Dr 6:00am â€“ 11:00am
Burrard to Hornby (eastbound lanes) 6:00am â€“ 12:00pm
Nelson to Abbott 6:00am â€“ 1:30pm
Abbott to Quebec 7:30am â€“ 9:00am
Burrard Bridge â€“ all northbound traffic closed 8:30am – 12:00pm
Cambie Bridge â€“ closed to all northbound traffic 8:30am – 1:00pm
W 2nd Avenue – Burrard to Fir 8:30am – 12:00pm
Fir Street â€“ W 2nd Ave to W 4th Ave 8:30am – 12:00pm
W 4th Avenue/W 6th Avenue â€“ Pine to Cambie 8:30am – 12:00pm
Quebec, Keefer & Abbott Streets â€“ closed to all traffic 7:30am – 1:00pm
Spectators are welcome along the route and if you’d like to view part of the run from the comfort of your computer, check out the KatKam which points down at the Burrard Bridge and Sunset Beach.
Race results will be posted online by May 13th. For more information you may follow @VancouverSunRun on Twitter.