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Other Recommended Races

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February 24 to August 25, 2018: Sunshine Coast Trail Race Series

Get ready to explore the Lower Sunshine Coast and its amazing network of trails with a new 6-race trail series starting from Pender Harbour and making its way to Gibsons with a variety of trails and courses. Each race will have a short course race (5-6km) and a long course race (10-12km). Feb 24, Mar 31, Apr 28, May 26, Jul 21, Aug 25.

May 19, 2018: May Day Fun Run 5k, Madeira Park

A traditional part of the May Day community festival, a short jaunt around the lagoon at Madeira Park. Starts at 8:00am. Entry is FREE. Starts on the main street in front of the real estate office (right side when entering Madeira). Parade at 11am so go for breakfast after the run then hang around to watch!

May 27, 2018: Oasis Shaughnessy 8k, Vancouver

Race #6 in the LifeStages Lower Mainland Road Race Series (LMRRS). Very well organized event with a great turn-out every year. Scenic but challenging hilly course in tree-lined Shaughnessy (Kerrisdale). There's also a 5k Poker Walk.

June 9, 2018: Puddle Jumper Classic 50k/25k, Roberts Creek

Second year for the Sunshine Coast's first ever ultra marathon! 25k and 50k options. Enjoy the beautiful single track trails above Roberts Creek, with post-race BBQ. Start/finish at Cliff Gilker Park.

June 15, 2018: Longest Day 5k/10k, UBC (Vancouver)

Friday evening event followed by fantastic BBQ. Race #8 in the Lower Mainland Series. Also a Kids' Mile. The 5k is early enough so you can catch the ferry home afterwards, but the post-race food is so awesome, you may want to hang around longer.

June 24, 2018: Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon

Part of the LMRRS and the Canada Running Series. Scenic net downhill course from UBC to Stanley Park. Have to go the night before as the half starts at 7:30am. There is also a 5k at 9:30 in Stanley Park. You can book individual or double rooms for $35/person at the Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC. Clean, quiet, close to the start, and cheap.

July 20–27, 2018: The Great Alaskan Running Cruise

Great Alaskan Running Cruise

This was a blast when 7 of us went in 2008! The Great Alaskan Running Cruise is designed with every type of runner and walker in mind. You'll actively explore "the Last Frontier" with your own two feet, and take on the challenge of running or walking the beautiful trails in Anchorage, Juneau and Ketchikan, and a fun and amazing race in Skagway. Every event is well marked, safe and by the end of the week you'll earn a big honkin' Alaskan Running Cruise Medal! Starts in Anchorage and ends in Vancouver. Check out all the details and itinerary at

Got some time? Read full version of Teresa's story from the 2008 Great Alaskan Maritime Marathon Cruise! With photos...