Vancouver Sun Run hits the road for 33rd time with 40,000 runners
Some road closures along 10-kilometre route will be in effect from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT
For the 33rd time, thousands of runners are coursing through downtown Vancouver to participate in annual Vancouver Sun Run.
It's a cliche but there really is a sea of people making their way to the start of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SunRun2017?src=hash">#SunRun2017</a> . 40,000 plus runners <a href="https://t.co/O1rKmIeMlt">pic.twitter.com/O1rKmIeMlt</a>—@CBCDeborahGoble
A little dizzying to see the size of the crowd ready to run the Sun Run this morning <a href="https://t.co/DadMq0jQnM">pic.twitter.com/DadMq0jQnM</a>—@stephmer
Race organizers say that nearly 40,000 people registered for the Sunday's race. The rain held off through the morning a runners queued at the start line.
There's a lot of people here. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SunRun2017?src=hash">#SunRun2017</a> <a href="https://t.co/Ib6QCTTvvu">pic.twitter.com/Ib6QCTTvvu</a>—@CanSpice
The event began at Georgia and Thurlow Streets at 9 a.m. PT. It loops through Stanley Park, runs along Beach Avenue, crosses the Burrard Street Bridge and comes back along 6th Avenue.
Runners wrap up by crossing the Cambie Street bridge and heading for the finish line outside BC Place.
For those inquiring about <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VanSunRun?src=hash">#VanSunRun</a> Road Closures, please see map here! See you Sunday :) <a href="https://t.co/AdPOc1Q1nA">https://t.co/AdPOc1Q1nA</a> <a href="https://t.co/arDgEXuy5H">pic.twitter.com/arDgEXuy5H</a>—@VancouverSunRun
The Salvation Army was at the start area, collecting clothing donations from runners who want to shed extra layers as they go.
Donations from runners are coming in at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/vansunrun?src=hash">#vansunrun</a> thanks for helping make a difference in your community <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/donate?src=hash">#donate</a> <a href="https://t.co/JDJyg5exQN">pic.twitter.com/JDJyg5exQN</a>—@SalArmyBC
There are significant road closures in effect for the race, with many in place from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT:
Seymour to Bute (5:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Bute to the Stanley Park Causeway (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Lions Gate Bridge – access from Pender only (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Howe to Burrard– from Dunsmuir to Robson (5:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Denman – Georgia to Robson (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Robson – west of Denman to Stanley Park (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Beach, Stanley Park to Hornby St (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Stanley Park Dr. at North Lagoon Dr. (6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Ryan Rd at Park Lane/South Lagoon Dr. (6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Burrard to Hornby – closed eastbound (6:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.)
Burrard Bridge – closed to all traffic (8:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.)
Cambie Bridge – closed northbound (7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
West 2nd Avenue – Burrard Street to Fir Street (8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.)
Fir Street – West 2nd Avenue to West 4th Avenue (8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
W 4th Avenue/W 6th Avenue - Pine Street to Cambie Street (8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
CAMBIE STREET AT W. BROADWAY
Closed to all northbound traffic (7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
East bound exit ramp from Cambie Bridge (5:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Nelson Street to Abbott Street (5:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Abbott Street to Quebec Street (7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)
QUEBEC AND CARRALL STREET
Near Expo Blvd. and Pacific Blvd. – closed to all traffic (7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)
Quebec Street to Terry Fox Way – closed to all traffic (7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)
Expo Blvd. to Pacific Blvd. (7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VanSunRun?src=hash">#VanSunRun</a> essentials. 😎 Do you lay out your gear the night before a big run?<br>📷: @ zac_gartside on Instagram <a href="https://t.co/vGKtTMK0kr">pic.twitter.com/vGKtTMK0kr</a>—@VancouverSunRun