Event Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019
Check in: 7:30 – 8:30am at start line at Kitsilano Beach
Race start time: 9:00am (Kitsilano)
Reputed to be the most scenic race within BC’s Lower Mainland this one of a kind ‘beach to bridge to beach to bridge to beach’ run is one not to miss this fall. Includes three stretches of seawall, two bridges, three beaches; Vancouver’s stunning waterfront views await you on the Coho Run.
This incredible point to point 14 km journey starts from Kitsilano Beach, takes you past the Maritime Museum and the Pacific Space Centre along the seawall, then over the Burrard Street Bridge along the English Bay seawall to Second Beach in Stanley Park, and finally, over the Lion’s Gate Bridge and into Ambleside Beach Park to the birthplace of the North Shore Coho salmon.
The 14K distance provides a great challenge for the 10K runner and a fabulous training run for the ½ marathon trainer. This is also a great event for competitive and non-competitive walkers.
At the finish line you will enter into the Coho Festival site where you will have the opportunity to participate in this annual festival celebrating the return of the Coho Salmon to the North Shore. Festival activities include environmental displays, visual arts exhibitions, entertainment by local and visiting performers, and of course the famous Salmon BBQ.
Your registration fee includes:
- A souvenir Coho Run race tee
- Gear delivery from start line to finish area
- Runners breakfast at the finish line as part of the Coho Festival
- Draw prizes
- Chip timing
The 2019 Coho Run is capped at 600 participants, be sure to grab your spot early as the past few years have sold out. Online registration closes at midnight Wednesday September 4th. Pick up your package Sept 6/7 from North Face store ( 2136 W 4th Ave, Vancouver). On site registration at the start line at Kitsilano Beach on the morning of the Coho Run will only be available should spots remain. Please note: Registration fees are non refundable and are non-transferable.
Two Aid Stations are located on the course. The first one at approx 5km located at the Innukshuk between Sunset Beach and English Bay Beach. The second one is at approx 10km at Prospect Point in Stanley Park.
Both Aid Stations will have volunteers with water as well as a first aid attendant.
All net proceeds of this event go to Coho Society of the North Shore who provide support to local organizations in river and stream enhancement projects that benefit the sustainability of salmon and other fish.