View from about the 35K mark of the marathon.
View from about the 35K mark of the marathon. The 8K and half don't reach this area of the Seawall.
Checking out the marathon course the day before the race.
Marathon runners and walkers will tour the Seawall at the BMO Vancouver Marathon on Sunday.
Signage throughout the trail system makes navigation that much easier.
Soft surfaces mean happy legs.
View from Prospect Point of the Lions Gate Bridge and North Shore Mountains.
View from Prospect Point.
When you're out for an easy run and you reach a daunting hill...
View of Lions Gate Bridge from the Seawall.
Steps from the Seawall are tens of kilometres of trails.
Seawall closed Sunday?! But there's a race! Oh, wait....
View of the North Shore Mountains.
The Brockton Point Lighthouse is around the 5K mark of the 8K, the 18K point of the half-marathon and the 39K mark of the marathon.
Statue of Harry Jerome with downtown Vancouver in the background.
Vancouver: where you see rowers out in the water and snow in the mountains.
Not a breathtaking view but a pleasant sight for runners post-race. Porta-potties at the ready.
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.
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.)
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.