The Under Armour Eastside 10K is the perfect distance to keep you moving. Whether it’s your first race or you’ve run this distance before, join us on race day to keep yourself challenged.
Race Kit Includes:
- Finisher Medal
- Under Armour technical race shirt
- Race bib with timing chip
- Under Armour 8-Week Training Plan
- Samples from our sponsors
Race Kit Pickup Schedule
All participants in the in-person race or The Vancouver Special Challenge must pick up their race kit at our race kit pickup prior to race day.
Sport Chek – Robson Store
788 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1A1
Pickup Dates & Times:
Thursday Sept 15th from 10am – 8pm
Friday Sept 16th from 10am – 8pm
Picking up for a Friend?
Please bring either their original Race Roster Registration Confirmation Email OR a text, e-mail, or hand-written note that states they allow you to pick up their race kit on their behalf.
The 10K race will begin at 8:30 a.m. PST.
Start location: Cordova Street at Abbott Street (across from Woodward’s Atrium)
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|
|Red||< 50 min||8:30 a.m.|
|Green||80min +||8:30 a.m.|
The Start Line will close 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.
Full Route Description
Runners will start and finish on Cordova Street beside the Woodward’s Development. After heading west, runners will turn back onto Water St through Gastown, continuing on Alexander Street to Gore Avenue. The route circles Oppenheimer Park, then follows Alexander Street under Heatley Avenue and onto the Powell Street overpass. Runners continue on Powell Street up to Dundas Street, then climb Templeton Drive up to circle Pandora Park before returning down Dundas Street and back onto Powell Street. The route continues onto Alexander Street and then drops down to Railway Street before returning to Gastown on Alexander St. Runners turn up Columbia St onto Powell Street, then take Carrall Street to Cordova Street to finish back at Woodward’s.
Watch it in action – video map of course.
10K: Maximum 3,000 participants.
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.
Participants Using Strollers
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. They will complete the event waiver during registration and will need to wear the event “GUIDE” bib on their back.
The City of Vancouver has a 1h45min time limit on the road closures for the Eastside 10K. The course will reopen to traffic based on a rolling schedule, based on a 1h45min finishing time or 10min30sec 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. The Start Line will close 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.
The Finish Line for the 10K is located on Cordova Street at Abbott Street.
All runners are reminded to keep moving through the Finish Chute, heading towards the Party and Refreshment Area.
Three water stations will be located on route. Water and Nuun will be available at each station; plus areas at the Start and Finish lines.
Port-o-lets will be located at the Start and Finish Areas and on course near the Aid Stations.
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.
Training With MapMyRun
UA MapMyRun makes all runners better with insights they want, tools they need, and a community that moves them. Visit the UA MapMyRun website, or download the app for more information.
Whether you’re running your first race or your 100th, having a well-structured prepared training plan is your best bet to set you up for a successful race day. From mobility and endurance to strength and recovery, this plan provides everything you need to have your best race yet—and maybe even snag yourself a PB along the way. All you need is eight weeks, a foam roller, and a lot of commitment to get fast, strong, and ready to toe the line come race day.
To access your UA Eastside 10K training program, download the Map My Run app on your iOS or Android mobile device and find it under ‘Training Plans.’