We’re busy getting ready to kick off the 2016 Canada Running Series and the big day is almost here! Below are some quick tips on what you need to know this week to have your best run at the Modo Spring Run-Off 8k:
- Dates: Saturday, March 19 – 10am to 4pm – Running Room – 679 Denman St
or Sunday, March 20 – 8:30am to 9:45am – Stanley Park Pavilion.
- We strongly recommend picking up on Saturday to give yourself more time and cut down on that race-day stress. Shirt sizes are also distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.
- You must bring a copy of your registration confirmation OR a piece of photo ID
More details here.
- You can check your bib number or resend your confirmation email here.
- Location: Stanley Park Pavilion – 610 Pipeline Road, Stanley Park
- Transit: the start line is right next to the Stanley Park Bus Loop, serviced regularly by the #19 bus, and is the best way to get to the event.
- Biking: BEST will be offering a free bicycle valet service on site.
- Parking: if you choose to drive, we recommend carpooling due to limited parking in the area. The Rose Garden Lot off Pipeline Road is the best place to park. The parking metres in the Park are also incredibly slow, but you can use the PayByPhone app with lot code 3696 (covers all lots in the Park) to skip the line. Note that parking is $6/day.
- Modo: the first 10 Modo vehicles to arrive will receive FREE VIP parking in the Miniature Railway Lot. Not a Modo member yet? Then your race entry includes a $50 driving credit with Modo! Sign up here with the code MODO8K2016 to redeem the credit, then arrive in style driving one of Modo’s 450+ vehicles!
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Gear Check – $2 Donation to Music Heals Charitable Foundation
- Gear Check will be open from 8:30am until 12pm – just look for the big white tent.
- A donation of $2 to Music Heals is required, so bring some change.
- To reduce congestion on course, all runners are asked to start in their appropriate Start Corral (RED sub 40m / YELLOW 40m to 47m / BLUE 47m to 55m / GREEN 55m +)
- Your bib number will indicate the starting corral you have been assigned (based on your predicted finish time), so just line up behind the corresponding flag in the Start Chute.
- Corrals are self-seeding – if you feel that you need to change your corral, don’t worry, just line up closer to the start line.
- Two water stations are located on course – one just after the 4km mark and just before 7km. Both will have water and Gatorade available.
- A roving medical team will be out on course, so look for them or let one of our volunteers know if you need assistance. There will also be medical tents at the start/finish line and the 4km water station.
- There will be washrooms at the start/finish, plus public washrooms are available at Second Beach (6km) and Lumberman’s Arch (1km).
- Each kilometre will be marked along the course. Remember that your last kilometre, from Devonian Park to the Finish Line, has some uphill sections, so save some energy for the final sprint to the finish!
- Remember that NO baby joggers, strollers, or pets are permitted in the event.
- Come celebrate in Stanley Park Pavilion!
- Enjoy the Modo Post-Race Concert with Dominique Fricot and bring some money for a post-race beer or meal at the Stanley Park Pavilion (restaurant opening at 10:30am).
- Water, snacks, Gatorade, Liberte Yogurt, and PowerBars will be available in the Finish Chute.
- After you receive your medal, make sure to get your photo taken!
Modo Spring Run-Off 8k continues to be one of Vancouver’s most sustainable events and follows guidelines provided by the Council for Responsible Sport. You can help us by:
- Only take what you need — a lot of uneaten food is thrown away at events.
- This applies to the water stations too — only take a cup if you need a drink.
- Bring a reusable water bottle – we’ll have refill stations on course!
- Recycle, recycle, recycle! Clearly labelled recycling stations will be located on the route and in the finish area. They will be supervised by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Take all your waste and recycling to these stations — don’t litter on the course!
- Don’t forget to recycle all items that you take home from the event. All materials are compostable or recyclable! If you’re unsure simply ask our volunteers before you leave!
- Bring your small hard-to-recycle items from home for recycling on Race Day. Green Chair are offering all runners and spectators free recycling for batteries, cell phones, small electronics, lightbulbs, and old running shoes.
Feel free to read our Race Etiquette Details as well. See you on Race Day!