StanleyParkVan.com - Everything you need to know about visiting Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada!
Running in and around Stanley Park is a popular activity to do in Stanley Park.
In 2016, Canadian Running Magazine named Stanley Park as the 'Best Running spot in Canada' as part of it's 2016 Golden Shoe Awards.
It is most common for runners to run on the Stanley Park Seawall around part or all of Stanley Park. Additionally, you can run on the many paved or forest Trails within Stanley Park.
Unlike Bicycling, you can run in either direction around the Stanley Park Seawall.
Running around Stanley Park on the seawall is one of the most iconic Vancouver things to do! You have fantastic ocean views and fresh ocean air!
Note that there are a lot of people walking on the seawall you will have to dodge people as you run. Please watch out for pedestrians.
For track runners, there is a running track called the Brockton Oval. This was where Percy Williams trained. Percy won the gold medal in the 100m and 200m running races at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam!
During the year, there are many charity runs, e.g. Terry Fox run, which take place in Stanley Park.
Also, there are many organized runs, e.g. Hot Chocolate run, Big Elf run, James Cunningham Seawall run. To find out when these runs take place, check out our Stanley Park Events Calendar.
Depends on how fast and far that you run. The Stanley Park seawall is officially 9km long starting from the 0km marker at the end of Coal Harbour to the 9km marker at English Bay. So, a moderately fast runner could do the run in about 30 minutes not counting the time it takes to get to and from the seawall.
Note, if you want to make it a 10km run, just cut across the park when you reach English Bay and run past the Tennis Courts then past Lost Lagoon to complete the loop to the 0km marker.
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