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Breathtaking views from a Stanley Park run before the Vancouver Marathon

Do shakeout runs get much better than this?

Stanley Park

If you’re ever in Vancouver, it’s recommended that you take a tour of Stanley Park. And, there’s arguably no better way to see the sights and sounds of Canada’s most famous park than to go for a run around the Seawall and within the park’s inner trail system.

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Ahead of Sunday’s BMO Vancouver Marathon, a number of runners will be hitting (or have already done so) Stanley Park to shakeout the legs. Or, alternatively, some may have gotten in their shakeout done on Friday with a rest day scheduled for Saturday, on the eve of Vancouver’s only marathon. (Saturday was also one of the nicest days in Vancouver so far in 2017.)

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Notable points on route include a brief stint exploring the trails, stops at Prospect Point and views from the Seawall, which covers the perimeter of Stanley Park, regularly ranked one of the top parks, if not the park, in the world. (Note that not all photos come from the actual race course.)


Canadian Running will be reporting live from the race all weekend long.

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