Under Armour Canada and Canadian Running Magazine have teamed up to giveaway a VIP weekend getaway for you and a friend to the 2019 Eastside 10K in Vancouver this September. Grand prize includes:
- Round-trip, economy flight for two (2) people to Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Two (2) nights accommodation at Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites
- One (1) $300 pre-paid Visa gift card
- Two (2) entries into the UA Eastside 10K race on September 14
- One (1) Under Armour outfit including shoes, top and bottom for the Grand Prize winner
- One (1) Under Armour outfit including shoes, top and bottom for the travel companion of the Grand Prize winner
- One (1) Under Armour training plan which will be sent via email to the grand prize winner. The grand prize winner will have bi-weekly email and/or phone check-ins with an Under Armour trainer to track their progress.
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One of Canada’s top 10K races the Eastside 10K brings you through a non-traditional Vancouver course. Staying away from the beautiful but slightly overdone Stanley Park this lollipop shaped loop brings your over rolling hills and through some of Vancouver’s trendiest neighbourhoods.
Starting and ending downtown by the Beatty Street Armoury. The first kilometre is fast, runners fly down the Georgia Viaduct to Strathcona, Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, and into a short climb past its picturesque homes. A sharp left at Strathcona Park takes runners into a winding route across East Hastings into old Japantown, an area heavily influenced by CP Rail, the B.C. Sugar Refinery and the Hastings Mill. There’s an aid station here at the 3K mark – also the 7K mark on the return – before the course turns left onto Alexander Street, which, at the turn of the last century, was Vancouver’s Red Light District.
From here it’s a fun downhill into trendy, touristy Gastown, an entertainment district known for its nightlife and loft living.
Leaving Gastown behind, the course begins its first long hill up Powell Street, home to the annual Powell Street Festival, before the course meets itself at 7k. Runners cross back over East Hastings and up a short, steep hill to Prior Street for the final hill. The last kilometre is what Cunningham describes as a “character-building” ascent back up the viaduct with the finish line in sight the whole way.