SeaWheeze half-marathon showcases the Vancouver lifestyle

Rain just part of the bargain at the massively popular international half-marathon

September 24th, 2018 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , ,

Clouds and rain were no match for the more than 10,000 runners who participated in Vancouver’s Seawheeze Half-Marathon yesterday. 

The crowd enjoyed pre- and post-race yoga thanks to sponsor Lululemon, special Seawheeze running shorts, holistic wellness products, and a dance party in Stanley Park that featured an internationally-renowned DJ and went on til the late hours.

The SeaWheeze experience: Canada’s must-do half-marathon

Local DJ Felix Cartal warmed up the crowd for Diplo, the DJ, producer, and wizard behind Major Lazar.  

In race results, Justin Kurek was the first to cross the finish line, in 1:14:52. Inaki Gomez was second, in 1:17:52, and Michael Olzinski was third, in 1:18:21.

Gomez is a former Canadian race walking record-holder, and in 2016, walked a 20K race in 1:19:20. 

Sarah Elliott won the women’s race, in 1:18:54, followed by Polly Moody in 1:22:29 and Kim Anh Nguyen in 1:22:35.