With less than two months to go until race weekend, my Spidey senses are tingling. That’s right – the West Van Run Superhero edition is just around the corner! And if you haven’t signed up yet, it’s time for me to convince you to pull on your tights, whip out that cape, and get people asking: “Who is that masked runner?”
There are a few new things in store for West Van Run 2017, along with the usual awesomeness you expect from this event!
In case you hadn’t figured out, this year’s theme is SUPERHEROES! As you know, I’m not a costume sort of guy, but this might sway me to dress up again!
Two Days – Two Distances
For you overachievers (or gluttons for punishment like me), you can run in both West Van Run races. The 5k is held on Saturday morning, and the 10k on Sunday – both starting at 8:30am. Even better – sign up for both races and get 20% off!
Not new, but something we’ve dialled things up this year. Each crew will earn points in different categories, including 1) total number of runners, 2) funds raised on behalf of North Shore Special Olympics, and 3) overall speed! In addition, winners will earn free be, and have the opportunity to be cover models for West Van Run 2018! Sign up here: http://www.westvanrun.com/crews and get a 15% discount for crew members. New this year: an official CREW CORNER where crews to fly their flags and cheer on their teammates! Think of the crew costumes you could come up with!!
Wait, did someone mention beer? That’s right – every age-appropriate runner (5k and 10k) will be receive a free ticket, redeemable at Park Royal’s Village Taphouse. Don’t want to wait until after noon for beer? The Taphouse is opening at 9:30am on race weekend to welcome runners for brunch!
New Start Line
The West Vancouver Community Centre will act as the 2017 start line and bag check location. If you’ve run this race before, only the first 400 metres will be different – a little run along Marine Drive before looping back along Bellevue Avenue.
Kids 1K Race
What a deal for kidlets this year! 1k races for the 12 and under set are held on both days following the 5k/10k. Start times are 9:30am on Saturday, and 10:30am on Sunday. Finishers also receive a MyMayu headscarf, granola bar from Well Fed, and a Gnubee from Gnusante. Race entries are FREE, but capped at 500 registrants…so don’t wait a moment longer!!
I won’t be able to attend, since I’m leaving Monday morning for a trip to Japan, but this year will feature a Sunday evening party at Village Taphouse to cap off the weekend! For the low-low price of $15, you’ll get a burger & beer!
Additional Discount from Bradley on the Run!
Not completely sold yet? Just use the code ‘bradley‘ at registration, and you’ll save an additional 15%! Seriously, why wouldn’t you join us at West Van Run?!
Need a bit more information? Here are a few race reviews for you:
- Jeannine’s recap of the 2016 race
- Report on the 2016 race by Brie Like The Cheese
- My first race report ever – the 2014 West Van Run 10k
- My 2015 race report
- My 2016 race weekend (5k & 10k) report
- Various West Van Run reviews on BibRave.com (yes, including mine!)
The next price increase for the West Van Run is January 31 – so don’t delay!
Sign up today!