Vancouver Sun Run 2013: Route and Road Closures

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The Vancouver Sun Run, Canada’s largest 10km run since its inception in 1985, will see 50,000 participants taking to the streets of Vancouver on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Vancouver Sun Run 2010: Heading to Outdoor Finish
Photo credit: Susan Gittins on Flickr

Competitive wheelchair participants will set out at 8:40am from Burrard and Georgia. 10km Sun Run participants will then begin a staggered/wave start at 9:00am.


Starting along West Georgia as usual, runners and walkers will wind through Stanley Park, across the Burrard Bridge, through Fairview, and back downtown over the Cambie Bridge on the 10km Sun Run route.

Vancouver Sun Run
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The 2.5km Shaw Mini Marathon will start out at 777 Pacific at 8:00am, outside BC Place.

Getting There

While several bus routes will be re-routed during the run, the easiest way to the to the starting positions in the staging area is by taking the SkyTrain to Burrard Station or Granville, or the Canada Line to Vancouver City Centre. As a reminder, if you have a monthly fare card you can bring five other riders with you for free. A total of six riders is allowed: two adults (14 and older) and up to four children (13 and under) can ride on a single Adult FareCard, West Coast Express 28-day Pass, or Annual Employer Transit Pass.

Road Closures

Georgia St
Seymour to Bute (start area) 5:00am to 10:30am
Bute to the Causeway (including all Sts crossing Georgia) 8:00am to 10:30am
Lions Gate Bridge: access from Pender St only 8:00am to 10:30am

Various Downtown Sts
All streets within the area bounded by:
Dunsmuir/Melville to Robson, Seymour to Bute 5:00am to 10:30am

Denman to Georgia to Robson 8:00am to 10:30am
Robson to west of Denman to Stanley Park 8:00am to 10:30am
Beach Ave, Stanley Park to Hornby St. 8:30am to 11:30am

Stanley Park
Stanley Park Dr at North Lagoon Dr 6:00am to 11:00am
Ryan Rd at Park Lane/South Lagoon Dr 6:00am to 11:00am

Pacific Boulevard
Nelson to Abbott 5:00am to 1:30pm
Abbott to Quebec 7:00am to 1:30pm
Expo Blvd – closed from Quebec to Terry Fox Way 7:30am to 9:00am

Bridge Closures
Burrard Bridge to all northbound traffic closed 8:30am to noon
Cambie Bridge to closed to all northbound traffic 8:30am to 1:00pm

Kitsilano, Fairview
W 2nd Ave – Burrard to Fir 8:30am to noon
Fir St to W 2nd Ave to W 4th Ave 8:30am to noon
W 4th Ave/W 6th Ave to Pine to Cambie 8:30am to noon
Quebec, Keefer & Abbott Sts to closed to all traffic 7:30am to 1:00pm

Vancouver Sun Run 2010 Sun Run Trail
Photo credit: Susan Gittins on Flickr

Support for Boston

All participants are encouraged to wear blue and yellow to show support for the Boston Marathon and its participants who faced a tragedy earlier this week. Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, The Goonies) who is in town for Fan Expo will also be running on Sunday and wearing a Boston jersey to show support.


The names and times of all finishers will be published in The Vancouver Sun newspaper on Monday, April 22, 2013. Online results will be posted later in the week.

View all details on the Sun Sun website and follow @VancouverSunRun on Twitter for the latest run-day information.

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