Whistler 50 Update

Thanks to everyone for their interest in this year’s Whistler 50 on Saturday 19th October.

Vancouver Frontrunners will have two teams this year – under team captains Jeremy Plotkin & Ian Wong and both teams are now full.

But if you’re in Vancouver that weekend why not try out a choir concert organised by our very own C.D. with the Canadian Chamber Choir. You can find out more details on the website at http://canadianchamberchoir.ca/. The concert starts at 7:30pm and is at St. Mary’s Kerrisdale. Tickets are $25 and available online (http://canadianchamberchoir.brownpapertickets.com).

As we enter the last quarter of 2013, there are still lots of running events coming up which Vancouver Frontrunner members are running in – that’s races like the Victoria Marathon (plus half & 10km), Chicago Marathon, Whistler 50, Fall Classic, James Cunningham Sea Wall race to name a few. Keep us informed about what you’re up to!


Whistler 50 – Saturday 19th October

This year’s Whistler 50 takes place on Saturday 19th October.

It is run by teams of 8 people doing alternating legs of 13km and 7km. Last year we had 3 teams taking part from Vancouver Frontrunners and it would be great to see that many of us up there again this year. You can specify what distance you’d like to run.

We usually meet on the Friday night (flexible arrival time) – the team captains give out the race package to their team members and people generally have some dinner/drinks.

On the Saturday you run in your scheduled slot for your scheduled distance and afterwards (or before) you can chill in Whistler or cheer on your fellow team members (or both). We then all meet up for an early dinner and go on for a night of partying (optional!).

Check out the website for full details – http://www.bcathletics.org/whistler50/index.htm

We do have an offer with one of the hotels for cheaper accommodation and will send you the details if interested. We’ll also try to co-ordinate lifts to Whistler closer to the date.

You do not register yourself for the race – you need to let us know you’re interested using the form below and your team captain will register you.

Each of the teams also needs a single volunteer (who is not running).

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Pride Parade – Final Preparations!

We’re all ready for the pride parade on Sunday 4th August.

And there’s still time to join us on the day. Just come along to our staging point (on Thurlow between Haro and Robson) at 11:00am. If you want to join in the routine we’ll run through it a few times before we move off around 12:00 – if you just want to march alongside or help in any way then you’re very welcome to come along.

We’ll supply water and bandanas. Most of us will be in VFR shirts and dark shorts. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Here’s the map of the staging area – we’re in section B, East side, position 5 – BE5.

Parade Meet-Up
Parade Meet-Up

Our Biggest Pride Run & Walk Ever!

Wow! A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the 9th Annual Pride Run & Walk on Saturday July 27th. This was our biggest Pride Run & Walk ever with almost 400 participants registering for the event.

Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, organizers and anyone who helped in any way. We raised well in excess of our $10,000 target for Out In Schools.

Results can be found here.

But the Pride week has only just started! If you would like to join us at the Pride Parade on Sunday August 4th meeting at 11am for a 12pm start – either as part of the dance routine (very simple, easy-to-learn & great fun) – or to help on the day in any way (walking alongside the car; giving things out) then please contact us as soon as you can. We’d love to hear from you!

Yes! You can register on the day.

Join us for the Pride Run & Walk on Saturday 27th July at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park.

If you have already registered and haven’t picked up your race pack then please collect between 7:30am and 8:30am on Saturday.

If you haven’t registered and want to join up then you can register on the day as an individual – cash only – $40.

If you have registered and picked up your pack make sure you’re there for 8:30am for the warm up and intro – the race starts at 9:00am.

See you there!

Pride Updates

Your last chance to register for the Pride Run & Walk

Wow! This year’s Pride Run & Walk is going to be the biggest yet! If you’ve not already registered, then please make sure you register by Wednesday night (24th July).

Pride Run & Walk

If you miss the deadline, your final chance to register – for individuals only – is the day of the event at Lumberman’s Arch from 7:30am to 8:30am.

Pride Parade – next rehearsal!

Come and join us this Wednesday (24th July) for another rehearsal for the Pride Parade. No previous experience is necessary. Just come along and have fun! We’ll meet around 7:30pm at the Roundhouse straight after our run – goodies provided to keep up the energy levels! Afterwards we’ll be having dinner at the Brew Pub in Yaletown.

You can check out last week’s fun on YouTube.

If you’d like to help out on the day (handing out goodies etc) please Contact Us. The parade is Sunday 4th August at 12:00pm.

Be part of the Pride Parade – come along to our 2nd rehearsal

This year’s dance routine is taking shape and is looking awesome! Nice, simple moves mean a great routine. Whatever you think of your dance ability doesn’t matter: it’s the taking part that counts! Our second rehearsal is at around 7:30pm on Wednesday (17th July) straight after our run at the Roundhouse in Yaletown. Come along – it’s great fun.

And join us for dinner at around 8:30 in Milestones, Yaletown to celebrate finishing off the routine.

Don’t forget that if you want to help out on the day or want to help us with co-ordinating prior to the event just let us know using our contact us feature.

Be part of the pride parade!

Yes, you can be part of this year’s pride parade! Those of us who were involved last year all had a great time so why not come and join in the fun? We’ll be doing something similar to last year with a simple dance routine.

Our first rehearsal is this Saturday, 13th July, at the west end community centre in the bidwell room 11:30 to 12:30.

Our second rehearsal is on Wednesday, 17th July, at the roundhouse following our run.

You don’t need to go to all the rehearsals or indeed any at all as we’ll also be posting the moves on-line.

Check out last year’s video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P61hafjjFAw and come and join us this year!

Contact us with any questions. In addition if you want to help out with co-ordinating the parade please let us know as soon as possible.