This Saturday is the 2019 Under Armour Eastside 10K in Vancouver. The race showcases Vancouver’s most scenic views and draws a killer elite crowd. This year, Sarah Inglis who’s the Canadian all-comers 5K record holder, will lead the charge for the women.

Another woman to watch is 2019 Canadian half-marathon champion Malindi Elmore, who will be taking a run at Olympic standard and an automatic spot on the team at the upcoming Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Kinsey Middleton, the 2018 Canadian marathon champion, who is also racing the 2019 Canadian marathon championships, will be racing on Saturday. Both Elmore and Middleton are likely using the event as a test of fitness ahead of their marathons in five weeks’ time.

The women’s elite field also has an elementary school student, Sidney Swierenga of Vancouver. Swierenga took the win in the women’s race at the Summerfast 10K in Vancouver in late July. The 12-year-old runner held 3:41 per kilometre over the 10K race to take the title in 36:52.

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In the men’s race, returning champion Trevor Hofbauer will be coming back to defend his title. Evan Esselink is coming off a strong performance at the 2019 Edmonton 10K, where he finished second to Edmonton’s Leonard Chesoo.

Esselink ran the fourth-fastest half-marathon time ever by a Canadian (1:02:17) at the Houston Half-Marathon this winter. The only men to go faster are Canadian marathon record-holder Cam Levins, Canadian half-marathon record-holder Jeff Schiebler and Simon Bairu. That’s keeping pretty good company. Esselink is making his marathon debut in October at STWM.

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Full elite lists

Trevor Hofbauer, Calgary
Ben Preisner, Milton
Evan Esselink, Vancouver
Kevin Coffey, Vancouver
Will Norris, Spirit Lake
Blair Morgan, Vancouver
Tony Tomsich, Vancouver
Brendan Wong, Coquitlam
Kevin Friesen, Vancouver
Keenan Viney, Calgary
Evan Elder, Vancouver
Cédric Lehmann, Krauchthal
Joshua Potvin, Vancouver
Sean Chester, Victoria
Richard Reid, Edmonton
Kyle Kimura, Vancouver
Mark Klassen, Mission
Gus Amundson, Vancouver
Drew Nicholson, Surrey

Sarah Inglis, Vancouver
Leslie Sexton, London
Malindi Elmore, Kelowna
Kinsey Middleton, Boise
Dayna Pidhoresky, Vancouver
Cleo Boyd, Kingston
Clara Langley, Kingston
Courtney Brohart, Calgary
Briana Hungerford, Vancouver
Sidney Swierenga, Vancouver
Kim Doerksen, Vancouver
Ally Ginther, Surrey
Laurel Richardson, Vancouver
Hirut Guangul, New York
Lissa Zimmer, Vancouver
Shari Boyle, Calgary
Christy Lovig, Kelowna
Eleanor Greenwood, North Vancouver
Genevieve Cauffope, Vancouver
Melanie Kassel, Chilliwack

The course

Corral assignments

Post-race

The finish line for the 10K is located on Cordova Street at Abbott Street. All runners are reminded to keep moving through the finish line, heading towards the post-race party area.

Results

Full results can be found here.

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