Race Preview: 47th James Cunningham Seawall Race

Race Preview: 47th James Cunningham Seawall Race

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In just a few weeks, runners will be converging onto the Stanley Park Seawall to take part in the annual James Cunningham Seawall Race. This historic 9.6 km route has been run for 46 years & counting and is still going strong.

The Details

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Where: Second Beach Pool – map
Price: $60 (registration is open until October 19, 2017) and includes a shirt and medal (update on the medal) – register

Use code BIBRAVE10 to save 10% off your entry fee!

Package Pickup: Denman Running Room (map) – October 19 & 20 from 3 PM until 8 PM or on race day from 8AM until 9:30 AM

If you pick up at Running Room, there will be a VIP 25% discount for all participants!

History of the Event

This event both honours a man named James Cunningham as well as the seawall he built, which has become a runner’s destination for 125 years. Cunningham, a master stone mason, dedicated his life to building this path from 1931 until he retired. Sadly, he didn’t live to see it finished but his legacy lives on as it’s used daily by countless runners, walkers, and cyclists, locals and tourists alike. Here’s more on the history of the Stanley Park Seawall.

Why You Should Run

  • Flat and fast – It’s all on the seawall so if you’re looking set a PB, you’d have a good chance to do it here.
  • Scenic course – If you love the ocean and mountains, you’ll love this course since that’s all you’ll see. Another bonus, the leaves on the trees will most likely be a beautiful red-orange colour. Gotta love fall running!
  • Costumes! – Since it’s happening close to Halloween, runners are encouraged to get creative and dress up!

To keep tabs on this event, visit their social media pages below:

Website | Facebook

I’m looking forward to this, it’s going to be a blast. Hope you’ll join me out there!

All photos are from the 2016 James Cunningham Seawall Race when it was under the Rock n Roll Marathon Series name.