10k Event Details

10k Course Description & Map – NEW!

Start Location — Woodward’s Development

Printable Course Map (300 KB)

The 10k course is marked every kilometre, only in kilometres.

Full Route Description

New Course for 2017! Runners will start and finish on Cordova St beside the Woodward’s Development. After heading west, runners will turn back onto Water St through Gastown, continuing on Alexander St to Gore Ave. The route circles Oppenheimer Park, then follows Alexander St under Heatley Ave and onto the Powell St overpass. Runners continue on Powell St up to Dundas St, then climb Templeton Dr up to circle Pandora Park before returning down Dundas St and back onto Powell St. The route continues onto Alexander St and then drops down to Railway St before returning to Gastown on Alexander St. Runners turn up Columbia St onto Powell St, then take Carrall St to Cordova St to finish back at Woodward’s.

Watch it in action – video map of course

Course Limitations

The City of Vancouver has a 2 hour time limit on the road closures for the Eastside 10k. The course will reopen to traffic based on a rolling schedule, based on a 2 hour finishing time or 12 minute pace per kilometre. Please do not enter the 10k if you are unable to meet the time restriction. Slower runners and walkers are asked to start at the back of the event. ***Start Line will CLOSE 10min AFTER THE SCHEDULED START TIME

Further Details

Entrants in the 10k should be able to maintain a 12 minute per kilometre (19m12s per mile) pace for the duration of the distance. If you decide to continue the event past the time limit, you do so as an informed pedestrian, following all rules of the road and not as a part of the event. No road closure will be in place, nor may any aid still be available after the time deadline has passed. Aid stations along the route will close according to this pace and their location on the course (i.e. Aid at 5km point will close 1 hour from the start of the race). The finish line of the event will officially remain open for 2 hours.

Under no circumstance may participants be on the course before the official start time. Beginning before the official start will result in disqualification. Any person on the course prior to the official start is not considered as part of the event. ***Start Line will CLOSE 10min AFTER THE SCHEDULED START TIME


Course Restrictions

No wheels, other than athletes registered to be using wheelchairs or strollers, are permitted on the 10k course, due to safety and insurance reasons. No coaches, hand cycles, bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards, or dogs are allowed on the course, may be removed from the event at any time, and may be held liable for any incidents resulting. Participants using Nordic poles are requested to start in the last corral. The course is limited to registered participants only. Each participant is required to wear the identifying bib number on their front. Disqualification may result from non-compliance with any of the above terms.

Strollers


Participants will be allowed to push a child in a stroller for a $5 entry fee. You will be provided with an additional bib that must be worn on the back of the individual who is pushing the stroller. This additional bib is for everyone’s safety and will read “STROLLER” to indicate to those around you that you are pushing a stroller. The course involves some steep downhill sections so the stroller should be equipped with a tether and brakes.

This is a recreational category and you will be assigned to the last corral and asked to start at the back. Please note, you will only receive 1 finishers medal for this entry.


Participants using wheelchairs


Athletes using non-motorized wheelchairs are welcome in the event. Please indicate on your registration form if you are planning on participating in a wheelchair and email eastside@canadarunningseries.com with your expected completion time and to discuss whether an advanced start would be appropriate. Note that the 2 hour course time limit still applies to all participants.

Participants requiring a support person


Participants requiring guides, such as athletes with a visual impairment, are welcome in the event. Please email eastside@canadarunningseries.com to discuss whether an advanced start would be appropriate and to provide your support person’s name and contact information. The event must be notified of any guides but they have the choice of:

  • Participating in the event at no cost. They will need to complete the event waiver and wear the event “GUIDE” bib on their back.
  • Register in the event at the standard registration fee. They will receive the event shirt, bib with timing chip, and a finisher’s medal. The will complete the event waiver during registration and will need to wear the event “GUIDE” bib on their back.

Start Line

Start location: Cordova Street at Abbott Street (across from Woodward’s Development)

Corrals and Start Times

Your starting corral will be marked on your bib and will correspond to signage at the starting line (see map in previous section). Corrals are self seeding and you should line yourself up according to your finish time. If you feel that you need to change your corral, don’t worry, just line up closer to the start line. You do NOT need to have your corral changed in your timing or on your bib, the corrals are self-seeding and self-policed. Age category awards are based on Chip Time (from when you start to when you finish), but Overall awards are based on Gun Time (from the start of all runners, to when you finish) as per IAAF rules.

Corral colour Est. finish time Start time
Black Elites  8:30am
RedRed Corral < 50min   8:30am
Yellow CorralYellow 50–58min   8:30am
BlueBlue Corral 58–66min   8:30am
GreenGreen Corral 66min +   8:30am

START LINE CLOSES 10min AFTER THE SCHEDULED START TIME

Aid Stations

Three water stations will be located on route. Water and Gatorade will be available at each station; plus areas at the Start and Finish lines.

Port-o-Lets

Port-o-lets will be located at the Start and Finish Areas and on course near the Aid Stations.

Medical

Trained medical personnel will be located at the Start/Finish Area. In addition to this stationary team, other medical personnel will be roving the course by vehicle and bicycle.

If you require medical assistance along the course, please head to the closest Aid Station and the medical team will be called to assist you there.

In the event that you need to drop out of the event, we again request that you inform the medical team or the closest Aid Station so that they may pass this information on to the Finish Line.

Finish Line

The Finish Line for the 10k is located on Cordova Street at Abbott Street.

Google Map of Area

All runners are reminded to keep moving through the Finish Chute, heading towards the Party and Refreshment Area.

Hotel & Travel

We’re proud to be working with Delta Vancouver Suites, as our Official Run Headquarters.

Our all-suite hotel in downtown Vancouver puts you at the heart of the city’s plentiful entertainment, business and transportation offerings. The property lies a block from the Canada Line rail system and within walking distance of art galleries, theatres, Stanley Park, Rogers Arena and BC Place Stadium. Perfect for business travellers, our hotel is also minutes from the Vancouver Convention Centre, the city’s central business district and government offices. Enjoy shopping the Granville Street mall and Robson Street or take in the vibrant dining scene and nightlife of Gastown and Yaletown.

Special event rates for the event, can be applied to bookings from 09/13/17 to 09/18/17. Rates from $170.00 CAD. Event rate must be booked before August 10.

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Training

Online Training Plan

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Free 10k training program courtesy of MapMyRun! Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with our latest tips and tricks!

Full program details can be found on our blog here!

Or you can download the PDF directly.

Elites and Awards

Elite Hosting

We do not accept emails or telephone calls. Only applications submitted through the online elite application form are considered, but please note we do NOT issue invitations for athletes requiring a VISA to attend this event. All athletes must submit a time run within the past 9 months on a certified course, preferably the same distance as the race applied for.

An Elite Athlete application does NOT guarantee entry. All applications must be approved by the CRS Race Director and Elite Athlete Coordinator. Sub-elite applications may receive a discounted entry and preferred starting position, with the Open and Masters Athletes.

Best efforts will be made to inform applicants the first of each month and the day after the application deadline.

2017 Elite Athlete Applications are now closed.

Deadline to apply: August 14, 2017.

2017 Elite Standards

Men

Open — sub 31:00
Master (40+) — sub 32:00
Sub-Elite — sub 35:00

Women

Open — sub 34:00
Master (40+) — sub 37:00
Sub-Elite — sub 39:00

Elite Starting List will be posted two weeks prior to the event.

Prizing and Awards 2017

Don’t just win your prize, claim it! Participants have 30 days to claim any prizes. Please send an email to eastside@canadarunningseries.com with your mailing address, age category and place you came in and your prize will be mailed out to you.

Course Records Male & Female will receive $500 for new record in their respective gender.

Men: 29:20 Kelly Wiebe CAN 2014

Women: 33:04 Natasha Wodak CAN 2015

10K AWARDS 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH 5TH
10km Canadian Runners Division (Men & Women) will receive: $1000 $600 $400 $200 $150
10km BC Runners Division (Men & Women) will receive: $400 $300 $200 $150 $100
10km Masters Runners Division (Men & Women) will receive: $150 $100 $50
Age Group Prizing – Men & Women

14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+

CRS Medal CRS Medal CRS Medal
  • “Canadian” is defined as: Citizens; Landed immigrants; and Refugees with official status who have been domiciled in Canada for at least one year (proof may be required).
  • BC defined as: BC athletics membership or mailing address in BC, or having domiciled in BC for 12 months.
  • Master defined as: athlete being 40 years old plus, day of event.

Prize money winners in the Canadian, BC and Masters categories can triple dip and collect prizing in all three categories, but collecting prize money in any one category removes you from winning an age category medal.

Top runners in each age category, from ages 13 to 100, will also be recognized with medals of accomplishment. All runners, regardless of place, will receive a finisher medal that is unique to the event.

CRS Awards Policy

Results will be reviewed for one week following the event. During this seven days athletes are able to lodge a formal, written protest to the race director for review. After the week, results will be finalized and prizing cheques issued. Prize cheques will no longer be distributed on event day; letters of congratulations will be issued day of race.

Appeals of Race Results

Full results for each race will be posted on our website shortly after the last runner crosses the Finish line. Participants will have until 12 noon local time on the Monday following each race to appeal any result. This must be done in writing to appeals@canadarunningseries.com.

Final, official results will then be posted by 5pm local time on the Wednesday following [2 days later]. At that time, all results will be official and FINAL.

Appeals of Series Standings

Updated Canada Running Series points Standings will then be posted on the Thursday following the race and announcement of Final Results, by noon. Individuals will then have 7 days to appeal any Points Standings, in writing, to appeals@canadarunningseries.com, after which time Points Standings will become official and FINAL.

Important Note About Results

Course Measurement

The Vancouver Eastside 10k is certified by BC Athletics. The course has been measured by two certified measurers, using Jones counters.

The course is measured along the shortest possible distance between the start line and the finish line. This entails taking the shortest possible line on all curves, roads and tangents. It is difficult for any runner, including the leader, to meet every tangent in the course.

GPS Devices

A GPS device measures distance wherever you go during the race. If you go to the side of the road to a water station, the GPS records this extra distance. If you zig-zag around other runners in the first few kilometres, the GPS measures the extra distance. Wherever you do not run the short line tangent in the road, the additional distance you cover is measured by the GPS. Every time a GPS takes a reading of your placement, it is only accurate to a 7m distance in Canada. Imagine a 14m diameter circle around you at Point A. When you reach Point B and it reads you again a difference of 14m can occur. If a GPS takes a measure every 100m, that is a 140m difference per kilometre. You would also need to start/stop your GPS exactly on the start and finish lines.

A GPS device, worn in a race, will always record a distance different than an accurately measured course.

Gun Time is the Official Time

Overall awards are based on GUN TIME — the time from the start of the race (gun) to when you cross the finish line as per IAAF, Athletics Canada, BC Athletics, USATF, AIMS and International Awards standards.

Excerpt from the IAAF Road Race Handbook — pg 196 Rule 240

Note: For road races and road walking events, the official time will be the time elapsed between the start gun and the athlete reaching the finish line. However, if an athlete crosses the start line after the start gun, his time elapsed between the start and finish line can be made known to the athlete but will not be considered as official time. The order in which athletes reach the finish line will be considered as the official finish position. 196 RULE 240

Because we have start corrals, age category awards are based on Chip Time (from when you start to when you finish), but Overall awards are based on Gun Time (from the start of all runners, to when you finish) as per IAAF rules.

If there is an error with your name or age group, or your result is missing, please fill out the form HERE.

Masters Age category for the Canada Running Series is defined as an athlete who is 40+ years on or before the date of the event.