Be prepared for cool and damp weather. Bring extra clothing to change into after the race.
Unique 15K and 30K Distances plus 5K
This race offers athletes an opportunity to move up from the 10K and Half Marathon distances to a new mid-distance standard, with full race support - - perfectly timed for athletes training for the Vancouver International Marathon/Half Marathon.
Race Timing Chip Timed (electronic clip with a velcro strap that goes around your right ankle - a wire at the start/finish line "reads" your time at you cross.)
Location Both races start and finish at the Water Slides area on Birch Bay-Lynden Road . The routes proceed south along Birch Bay to Birch Bay State Park and back. The 30K will then circle Birch Point between Birch Bay and Drayton Harbor.
Awards Race trophies will be awarded for top 3 men and women in each race -- Master and Grand Masters as well. Ribbons for top 3 age-group winners.
Age groups 15K: 14 & under,15-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44, 45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74,75+
Age groups 30K: 15 -19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50 -54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74,75+
Medallions 15K and 30K finishers receive a unique medallion.
T-Shirts 5K receive a cotton t-shirt. 30K & 15K receive a Tek running t-shirt.
Race Packet Pick-Up Check-in and pre-registered packet pick up at race start/expo area 6:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Canadians may pick up packets pre-race at the White Rock Running Room, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday April 2nd. Includes walk up registration #940, 15045 - 32 Ave Surrey, BC
Day of Race Registration Day of race registration is allowed but must be completed by 8:15 AM. Day of race registration opens at 6:30 AM.
Start Times 30K Run 8:30 AM 15K Run/Walk 8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk 8:35 AM
Race Support Race courses USAT&F certified. Aid stations will provided water, Gatorade hydration drink and Hammer gels every 3K. Port-a-Potties or Public Washrooms every 3-4K
Post race food will include a wide variety of breads, Baker's Breakfast Cookies, oatmeal, fruits, chicken soup, hot chocolate and coffee.
Benefiting Girls on the Run The race supports Girls on the Run -- promoting elementary and middle school girls self-esteem through running programs. This is a project of Whatcom Family YMCA.
Important Information If you bring a dog you are responsible for scooping. No children under 8 allowed. Due to open roads no strollers or headphones allowed on course.
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