Race Information

Date: Sunday, June 16th
Time: 8:15am
Start Line: Field F Ambleside Park, West Vancouver Map
Finish Line: Mountaintop Plaza, Grouse Mountain Map
Course Time Limit: 4hrs 45mins [Cross the finish line by 1pm]
Age: 9+ children must be accompanied by adult throughout

Bib Pick Up & Registration

Online registration closes: Sunday, June 9th at 2:00pm

Bib pick up & in person registration
Guest Services at the base of Grouse Mountain Map

When: Wednesday, June 12th: 8am – 8pm
Thursday, June 13th: 8am – 8pm
Friday, June 14th: 8am – 8pm
Saturday, June 15th: 8am – 6pm

We recommend you come in advance and beat the race day rush! Spaces are limited so race day registration is not guaranteed.

Field F Ambleside Park, West Vancouver Map

When: Sunday, June 16th: 6:30am - 7:15am
While you can pick up your bib on race day, we highly encourage picking it up in advance as you’ll get items needed for race day: 

  • Race timing bib

  • Skyride ticket for a guest

  • Event Shirt (if purchased)

  • Complimentary beer voucher, thank to Granville Island Brewing [Not valid for minors]

Completed waivers required: All participants must sign a waiver in order to pick up bib. Bibs can only be collected by the racer, not anyone else.

Race Day Information & Schedule

6:30am: Event Day Registration begins at Field F Ambleside Park
7:15am: Event Day Registration closes at Field F Ambleside Park
8:05am: Introduction and pre-race briefing
8:10am: Race Warm-up
8:15am: Race Begins
11:00am: Awards Celebration at Grouse Mountain Mountaintop Plaza.    

*schedule subject to change

Washrooms: 
Public washrooms will be available at the following locations:

  • Ambleside Park

  • Klee Wyck Park – start of leg 1

  • Cleveland Park

  • Grouse Mountain – base & mountaintop

Check out the route map here

After Party:
Once you have completed the spectacular 13 km run, be sure to stay for the celebration and awards ceremony at the top of Grouse Mountain. Enjoy yoga, snacks, goodies and more from our partners.

Transportation and Parking:
Our recommendation is to park at Grouse Mountain and take the complimentary shuttle to the start line.

Complimentary shuttle: Buses will operate from Grouse Mountain to Ambleside Park on a continuous loop between 6:15am-10am. Shuttles between Ambleside and Checkpoint 1 will run in continuous loops between 7am-9:30am.

If you are checking a bag, you must arrive at Grouse Mountain to catch the shuttle no later than 6:45am. If you do not need to check a bag, you must be at Grouse Mountain no later than 7:00am to catch the shuttle.

Grouse Mountain: Regular parking rates apply
Ambleside: There is limited parking available at Ambleside Beach as there is a Farmers market. Please note that there is no shuttle back to Ambleside from Grouse Mountain after the race. Racers are responsible for getting back to the start if they have parked there.

IMPORTANT: Parking at Checkpoint #1 is not recommended due to very limited space.  Any cars must park 200 metres away and walk in to Checkpoint #1. PLEASE NOTE: There is no parking north of Klee Wyck Park on Keith Road (200m from Checkpoint #1)

Categories & Awards:
Medals and prizes from our partners will be awarded in the following categories. 

Individual

Overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd place Male and Female

Top 3 Male and Female in each age group:

  • 12 and under

  • 13-19 years

  • 20-29 years

  • 30-39 years

  • 40-49 years

  • 50-59 years

  • 60-69 years

  • 70-74 years

  • 75+ years

Team

1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams

 Top fundraiser

F.A.Q.’s

General Info

What distance is the race?
The race is 13km in length, with 1,400m vertical gain.

What time does the race start?
The race starts at 8:15am

I didn’t sign up in advance, can I still turn up on the day to race?
Yes, however spaces are limited so race day registration is not guaranteed. If available it will be open between 6:30am – 7:15am so make sure you arrive in plenty of time.

Where will we be running?
The route takes you from Ambleside Park, to Capilano Pacific trail, up the Grouse Grind ending at the peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain. Check out the full route map here.

What do I need to bring to bib pick up?
Please bring your registration confirmation and picture ID.

May I pick up someone else’s race bib?
No, every racer must collect their own bib and sign a waiver. Under 19’s must have a legal parent / guardian with them to sign.

May I exchange my pre purchased race t-shirt size?
Shirts are ordered based on the requested sizes so unfortunately, we are unable to exchange sizes.

Race Start
Is there parking at the start?
There is limited parking available at Ambleside Beach. Please note that there is no shuttle back to Ambleside from Grouse Mountain after the race. Racers are responsible for getting back to the start if they have parked there.

When should I arrive?
Racers wishing to bag check should arrive at the start line at 7:15am at the latest, requiring you to be at  Grouse Mountain at 6:45am if you wish to catch the shuttle.  Bag check closes at 7:45am at the start line, so this is very important.

If you do not need to bag check, we recommend arriving at the start line at 7:45am at the latest, and arriving at Grouse Mountain at 7:00am at the latest if you plan to take the shuttle.

Reminder that a majority of racers will be taking the shuttle, so in order to arrive on time, we request that you plan to arrive early.

What do I do with my warm clothes at the start of the race?
Bag check is available for participants on presentation of your bib. Your belongings will be taken to the finish line for you. Bag check closes at 7:45am at the start line.

Can friends and family come to the start line?
Yes, there are spectator viewing areas near the start line for them to cheer you on as you take on the race!

On the course

How do I know which way to go?
The route will be clearly marked with chalk and pink flags.

How long do I have to finish the course?
For everyone’s safety the course time limit is 4hrs 45mins, so you’ll need to be across the finish line by 1pm. We’ll have marshals doing a sweep at each section. If it is anticipated that you will not be across the finish line in time, you will be asked to stop where you are by one of our marshals for your own safety.

Can I walk the race?
You can do the race at your own pace but please note for safety reasons we have a finish line cut off time of 1pm.

Where can my friends and family cheer me on?
Here are some of our top locations where your supporters can get a great view and cheer you on throughout the race:

  • Start line

  • Ambleside Spirit Trail

  • Cleveland Dam

  • Nancy Greene Way

  • Grouse Mountain base

  • Top of the Grouse Grind, Grouse Mountain

  • Top of the Peak, Grouse Mountain

  • Finish Line, Grouse Mountain Mountaintop Plaza

Check out the route map here