A scenic 10KM course that starts at Granville Island and loops over the Burrard Bridge to the north side Seawall before turning at Science World and heading back along the south side Seawall, finishing at Performance Works on Granville Island.
My Little and I participated making it the farthest race we have done together, read on for my race recap.
- Lively and fun ambiance – many turkey and pumpkin pie costumes.
- Route– Inspiring route further enhanced by the beautiful weather.
- Kilometer markers – Clearly marked which was helpful motivation with a Little.
- Race entry supports local charity- enough said
- Burrard Street Bridge – The path open to runners was narrow making navigating with a jogging stroller challenging.
- Finish Line Space- Energy and party at the finish line was fantastic, however the finish line corral was tight for space making it tricky to navigate with a jogging stroller.
Speed and statistic wise I ran the best 10km with my stroller to date. The route and the weather was fantastic so the time and kilometers flew by.
The little guy didn’t fair quite as well. I knew 10 km was going to be a bit longer of a run for him but I prepared for it, and hoped that the race ambiance would entertain him. He started fussing between the 5-8km and eventually crying. I tried everything, toys, Mummums, Baby food, Bottle, animal sounds…nothing satisfied him. Fortunately around the 9km marker we found a dog on the route which helped distract him. We were able to cross the finish line without tears.
- Bring: Mummums, Baby food,Water, Bottle, and a variety of toys that they CANNOT throw out of the stroller.
- Make sure all of these items are easily accessible while running.
- This goes for any race: when passing be prepared to yell…”Stroller on your left./right”
In the future I will hold off on the water and try the toys first. Any running Mamma’s out there with tips for running with kids? Would love to hear from you!
WOULD I DO THIS AGAIN?
Absolutely! It’s a fun race for non-runners and PB-seekers alike, providing a great way to burn off those Thanksgiving calories while giving back to the community.