Who are the best hill runners in Canada Running Series? Who will be crowned the Champ of the Climb at this year’s Under Armour Eastside 10k? Following in the footsteps of our Race Roster Spring Run Off in Toronto, this year the Under Armour Eastside 10k will have the addition of a “race within the race” as we attempt to take the most feared part of the course and turn it into a (questionably) fun & memorable experience!
Since moving to our new Eastside 10k course a couple of years ago, runners have been conquering a tedious mid-race hill from the bottom of Dundas Street to the very top of Pandora Park in the heart of East Vancouver. This year we want YOU to ‘Kill the Hill’ and give it everything you’ve got over a gruelling 700m challenge!
Starting at the official Sportstats 5km timing mat, we will be offering a separate, complete set of results for the legendary hill which flanks the mid-way point of the 2018 UA Eastside 10k course. For this specific segment, you’ll be able to compare your hill-running strength against Canadian stars like Tristan Woodfine or Leslie Sexton, your local running heroes like Rob Watson or Natasha Wodak, as well as your fellow run club and crew friends.
Generous prizes from Fit First & Lady Sport will be awarded to the top male and female in each Age Category! Visit the Sportstats tent at the post-race site after the race to see if you’re in the running to win. Winners will be notified by email and prizes will be mailed out after the race.
Winners will also be announced during our Awards Ceremony in Charles Bar beginning at 9:45am.
Everyone who registers for the Under Armour Eastside 10k will be automatically entered into the challenge (**All invited elite athletes will be included in the results, but will not be eligible for prizing in the Kill the Hill Challenge.)
Do you have what it takes? Use hashtag #KillTheHill on social media to let us know how your training is going!