VOLUNTEER for free entry: Club members, if you volunteer for 1 or more club hosted events (on the lower Coast) in a given year, you will get free entry into one of the other club hosted events (on the lower Coast)!
41st Annual! Starting at the Gibsons Community Centre, finishing at beautiful Mission Point Park in Davis Bay. Custom finisher medals; unique artisan age group awards; professional announcer, DJ, hot soup, costume contest. Event #3 of the Lifestages Lower Mainland Road Race Series. Event records 1:06:23 (Ryan Day) and 1:14:53 (Kimberley Doerksen). Free Kids' Run for age 7&U. www.foolsrun.com.
16th annual Sea Cav Mile. Fast net downhill course to start the Sea Cavalcade parade, with cash prizes for the overall winners and medals for age group winners. Great crowd to cheer you on! www.seacavalcade.ca/events/mile.htm
A scenic summer 10k run in Garden Bay from Katherine Lake to Hotel Lake and back, passing Garden Bay Lake and Mixal Lake along the way. The 3k Fun Run/Walk includes 2 of the lakes and is perfect for families. Campsite and beach at the start/finish. Custom designed age group medals, home baked goodies, draw prizes. www.sunshinecoastathletics.org/4lakes/
Eighth Annual Marathon, Half and 8k on idyllic Texada Island. Called the toughest marathon in Canada — come decide for yourself. Single loop course (marathon) with the half marathon using the second (easier) half of the route. Unique finisher medals made of local stone. 8k course is easy and fast with the first half being mostly downhill. www.runtexada.ca
'Run until it burns' — it's back! SCA is again helping put on this fundraiser for the HMB Volunteer Fire Department, run from the Welcome Woods fire hall to the hall by the General Store. Whether you are an experienced runner or just starting to get in shape, it's a great event for the whole family. www.sunshinecoastathletics.org/hmb10k/
A beautiful trail run in Powell River, on a dead flat 13 kilometre wheelchair accessible trail around the very edge of the lake. It starts and finishes at a fully serviced campground with a full-time caretaker. Where else in coastal BC can you run on 13 kilometres of wide manicured trail around a lake without even a bump? For those wanting to run a shorter distance, there is the Anthony Island 7k — an out & back utilizing the last 3.5k of the full lake trail — again, dead flat. Work up a big appetite for your Thanksgiving dinner. www.sunshinecoastathletics.org/loonlake/
Seventh year for this event with a musical and Christmas theme — at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt. Fundraiser for the high school running teams, and for the Elves Club. Run, Walk or Dance-Walk! Music, Food, Prizes and Fun for the entire family. Choose 5k or 2k; 9:30 start time. www.sunshinecoastathletics.org/hh5k/
The Eagles 10k was a flat out and back course on smooth dirt road, with beautiful views of Sechelt Inlet. There was a 3k Family Walk/Run offered as well. All proceeds went to the Chatelech XC/Track team. Great tune-up for the Fool's Run! Discontinued due to take-over of route by Gravity Park traffic. www.sunshinecoastathletics.org/eagles10k/
In conjunction with the Canada Day parade and festivities, this was a one mile road race in downtown Sechelt on a flat 1.5 lap course with a built-in cheering section. www.sunshinecoastathletics.org/canada-day-mile/
Taking place just before the Blackberry Festival, this was a Friday evening run followed by a great street festival. Past results & photos
Initially a road relay in Gibsons Landing, then a XC race for all ages on the trails and campsite roads in Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. Past results & photos